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Old 11-11-2007, 03:10 PM   #1
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Any true classical music lovers?

I love to listen to classical when I am stressed, but, really don't know much about it. I would like to download, from itunes, some that are ralaxing without it having the parts thatjust as I'm relaxed, booming all of a sudden. Sorry, don't know how else to say it.
Can anyone give me some composers and titles to download?

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Old 11-11-2007, 04:23 PM   #2
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Try selections by Claude Debussy

Also, you may like Dvorak's "New World Symphony"

Lastly, Aaron Copeland's "Appalachain Spring"

While listening to the Dvorak, and Copeland pieces, you may hear things you have heard before, See if you can pick them out

Have Fun & Enjoy!
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Old 11-11-2007, 04:25 PM   #3
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Try Vivaldi the Four Seasons, and Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty ballet. Also look at some of Chopin's pieces. You can't go wrong with piano.
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Oh, texasgirl, I love classical music. Always have and learned to really enjoy it from my music appreciation professor in college. I especially love classical piano, but not exclusively. I just love how the music can move me.

If you want something particularly relaxing, try to download Debussy's Clair de Lune (Light of the Moon). Check it out . It's one of the most beautiful pieces. I love it and can get "lost" in it. Enjoy.

Speaking of classical music, check out this 6-year-old piano prodigy. He almost moved me to tears when I saw him on Martha Stewart's program on Friday. Fabulous child. I can't imagine what he'll be like in 10 years.
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Old 11-12-2007, 10:00 AM   #5
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wow, thank you!! I will get to listening as soon as I get home today.
Katie, your right, I like Clair de Lune.
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Old 11-12-2007, 10:24 AM   #6
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I love to listen to classical when I am stressed, but, really don't know much about it. I would like to download, from itunes, some that are ralaxing without it having the parts thatjust as I'm relaxed, booming all of a sudden. Sorry, don't know how else to say it.
Can anyone give me some composers and titles to download?
This time of year, you might enjoy ALL of The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Moonlight Sonata. I would suggest Madame Butterfly, but some parts may be too loud(?) for you.
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Old 11-12-2007, 11:43 AM   #8
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Try Mozart sonatas. They're my favorite.
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If you go with Dvorak's 9th (New World Symphony), I would suggest staying with the 2nd movement.

Barber's Adagio for Strings, OP 11, is great, especially if you can find the version that the Vienna Boys Choir did.

Smetana's "Ma Vlast" is wonderfully soothing as well.

Honestly, I have quite of bit of Classical music in my personal library, and absolutely love all of it (I was in Low Brass in HS Band), soft, loud, fast, slow, etc.
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Pachelbel's Canon is a perennial favorite.
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