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Catchiest classical tune
#1736852 08/19/11 10:06 PM
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You know those pieces that every time you hear them (or even think about them) they get stuck in your head for hours. What would you say is the catchiest classical tune?

I would have to vote for Schubert's "Trout" (both the quartet variations and the actual song). I was just at a concert where it was played, and I can't recall any of the other tunes because that one is so dominant in my head!

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WinsomeAllegretto #1736898 08/19/11 11:14 PM
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Saint-Saens' Piano Concerto No. 4 in C Minor Op. 44, the C major theme in the last section (where it goes into 3/4) of the second movement. It was actually the mystical theme from the first movement that is played around with for a while, and is even hinted earlier in the second movement, but it finally comes back much more straightforward, happy, joyous, and all of the mystery and "beating-around-the-bush" is FINALLY straightened out and makes sense!!

Listen to the concerto and TRY not to have that theme stuck in your head for the rest of the day. laugh

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I'm going to go with Bolero by Ravel and Hungarian Dance no. 5.

In general renaissance music is more catchy than classical.

The lack of repetition makes it difficult for classical to be stuck in your head.

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Originally Posted by WinsomeAllegretto
You know those pieces that every time you hear them (or even think about them) they get stuck in your head for hours. What would you say is the catchiest classical tune?
All of them. I'm not kidding. I always have music playing in my head and it's always something different. Right now, I've got part of Handel's Water Music going. A little while ago, it was the opening theme to Rachmaninoff's 3rd piano concerto. It is never consistent and changes all the time, (and I love it!).


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The opening bars of the Tchaikovsky Concerto and Brahms' Hungarian Dance no. 1
I've also got Beethoven's 8th Violin Sonata floating around in my head so go figure

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Tschaikovsky vioin concerto, second mvt, Brahms Symphony in e minor, opening phrase, Schumann Spring Symphony opening phrase; Mendelssohn Violin concerto, first mvt opening phrase..Mozart 21 in C minor, slow mvt opening. Bach d minor piano concerto, opening.. Beethoven 4, second mvt opening .. the list goes on and on..Chopin E Major Etude..opening..

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Add Beethoven violin concerto in D.. first movement.. Orchestra announces theme.

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WinsomeAllegretto #1737103 08/20/11 09:35 AM
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My answer is



Tchaikovsky 4th Symphony Finale


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Originally Posted by gooddog
Originally Posted by WinsomeAllegretto
You know those pieces that every time you hear them (or even think about them) they get stuck in your head for hours. What would you say is the catchiest classical tune?
All of them. I'm not kidding. I always have music playing in my head and it's always something different. Right now, I've got part of Handel's Water Music going. A little while ago, it was the opening theme to Rachmaninoff's 3rd piano concerto. It is never consistent and changes all the time, (and I love it!).


Me too! Sometimes I hardly even notice, but it is still there. Sometimes it will be random pieces/songs I haven't even heard lately, sometimes something I just heard, and sometimes just music that isn't any written piece at all.

PS: I wonder what percentage of people are like that. I've met a number of people who are and a number of people who aren't.

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Tchaikovsky finale. . . that brings bad memories. . . like fake playing my way through some parts. laugh Love the piece.


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WinsomeAllegretto #1737234 08/20/11 02:11 PM
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Gabriel Fauré's Pavanne


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WinsomeAllegretto #1737250 08/20/11 02:44 PM
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Tchaikovsky 4th Symphony Finale is actually the most Russian of all the Symphonies ever written - it has in its base the Russian song "Vo pole bereza stoyala" - literally "There stood a birch in a field" :-)


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How is this NOT the catchiest tune ever?




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Originally Posted by stores
How is this NOT the catchiest tune ever?



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WinsomeAllegretto #1737274 08/20/11 03:53 PM
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Either Mozart's Eine kleine or Pachelbel's canon.

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Originally Posted by WinsomeAllegretto
Originally Posted by gooddog
Originally Posted by WinsomeAllegretto
You know those pieces that every time you hear them (or even think about them) they get stuck in your head for hours. What would you say is the catchiest classical tune?
All of them. I'm not kidding. I always have music playing in my head and it's always something different. Right now, I've got part of Handel's Water Music going. A little while ago, it was the opening theme to Rachmaninoff's 3rd piano concerto. It is never consistent and changes all the time, (and I love it!).


Me too! Sometimes I hardly even notice, but it is still there. Sometimes it will be random pieces/songs I haven't even heard lately, sometimes something I just heard, and sometimes just music that isn't any written piece at all.

PS: I wonder what percentage of people are like that. I've met a number of people who are and a number of people who aren't.


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One of the catchiest tunes (the trio) of all time. Elgar said 'I've got a tune which will knock 'em flat!'

And he was right. Not his fault that the Americans adopted it as a graduation theme. But what do I care, this tune always moves me. It is so glorious.





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Beethoven's 9th Sym 4th mvt Ode to Joy. Etched into the Western consciousness and the greatest symbol of freedom in the world.

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Originally Posted by stores
How is this NOT the catchiest tune ever?



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