Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
What's Hot!!
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Fall 2017
Who's Online Now
74 registered members (2Keys, Anita Potter, ando, Bambers, AprilE, 23 invisible), 1,674 guests, and 2 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 3 of 4 1 2 3 4
#1959913 - 09/16/12 09:14 PM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: JoelW]  
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,451
ChopinAddict Offline
6000 Post Club Member
ChopinAddict  Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,451
Land of the never-ending music
This morning I played Chopin's Op.30 No.2 and suddenly felt sooo sad.... frown



[Linked Image]

Music is my best friend.


(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#1959928 - 09/16/12 09:42 PM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: ChopinAddict]  
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 5,986
JoelW Offline
5000 Post Club Member
JoelW  Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2012
Posts: 5,986
USA
Originally Posted by ChopinAddict
This morning I played Chopin's Op.30 No.2 and suddenly felt sooo sad.... frown


why?

#1959933 - 09/16/12 09:52 PM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: JoelW]  
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 2,555
RealPlayer Offline
2000 Post Club Member
RealPlayer  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 2,555
NYC
Many pieces do this for me. Some of the late Beethoven quartets, for example.

Relatedly, there are pieces that don't necessarily bring tears to your eyes, but make you realize you have experienced something that leaves you in awe. There are lots of pieces in this category, too. I think of Stockhausen's Gruppen, Tenney's Forms I-IV, and probably the Turangalila Symphony (though I've heard it only once).

#1959934 - 09/16/12 09:52 PM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: JoelW]  
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,451
ChopinAddict Offline
6000 Post Club Member
ChopinAddict  Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,451
Land of the never-ending music
Well, I was already in the mood for sadness...



[Linked Image]

Music is my best friend.


(ad ) MusicNotes.com
sheet music search
#1960489 - 09/18/12 02:15 AM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: JoelW]  
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 920
trigalg693 Offline
500 Post Club Member
trigalg693  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 920
Sometimes when I play Bach BWV 849 I get a little of the tearing up feeling...not always though. Still working on getting it to come through every time.

Last edited by trigalg693; 09/18/12 02:19 AM.
#1960582 - 09/18/12 08:50 AM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: JoelW]  
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 4
RolfP Offline
Junior Member
RolfP  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 4
Madison, WI, US
Interesting topic - these are some pieces where I have actually physically produced tears, excepting the first choice.

By the end of Chinary Ung's "Spirals 1" for Piano, Cello, and Percussion, I am emotionally drained, though not teary.

David Lang's "The Little Match Girl Passion" is devastating.

I'm not sure why, but listening to all of Rzewski's "Coming Together" can sometimes make me tear up by the end, at least on Eighth Blackbird's recording of it.

"I Will Come Back" from Louciana Souza's "Neruda" album.

"Joy Spring" from Bill Carrother's "After Hours, Vol. 4" is so understated and piercing, that it can really mess me up if I'm in the right place.

Also, this recent recent youtube release from Nancy Zeltsman, purely because of the Borges text she adds at the end. It's extremely sentimental/nostalgic and really got me the first time I heard it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt5J8o_jsJA


-Alexv
#1960737 - 09/18/12 03:11 PM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: JoelW]  
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 511
timmyab Offline
500 Post Club Member
timmyab  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 511
Bristol, UK
Nothing does it every time, it depends a lot on my mood.
The last few minutes of Lynn Harrell's recording of the Dvorak cello concerto is quite likely to do the trick.
Also Perlman's recording of the Shostakovich 1st violin concerto slow movement.
The emotion in these pieces is one of nostalgic regret, to my ears anyway.
Then there are pieces that can make me cry through sheer ecstatic joy.
Typical of these is Kempe's recording of the sunrise from the Alpine Symphony.

#1960876 - 09/18/12 08:42 PM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: JoelW]  
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,451
ChopinAddict Offline
6000 Post Club Member
ChopinAddict  Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,451
Land of the never-ending music
Christmas music... But not because I find it emotionally intense. I just cannot stand it... frown



[Linked Image]

Music is my best friend.


#1960893 - 09/18/12 09:16 PM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: ChopinAddict]  
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 9,373
argerichfan Offline
9000 Post Club Member
argerichfan  Offline
9000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 9,373
Pacific Northwest, US.
Originally Posted by ChopinAddict
Christmas music... But not because I find it emotionally intense. I just cannot stand it... frown

Including -but not confined to- the Hodie of Vaughan Williams, the Saint-Saens Christmas Oratorio, and the services from King's College?

That seems a shame. (Notice I didn't mention that ubiquitous thing of Handel, I'm rather tired of it. wink )

But if you're referring to all the 'pop' Christmas songs, well, you have a defensible point. And yet... 'Winter Wonderland', 'The Christmas Song' (too many others that I'm not in current mode to recall), I do love them and always play to great acclaim at holiday parties. But 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus' is rather past bearing.


Jason
#1960901 - 09/18/12 09:34 PM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: argerichfan]  
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,451
ChopinAddict Offline
6000 Post Club Member
ChopinAddict  Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,451
Land of the never-ending music
No, I was referring to the Christmas music in shops and supermarkets... It makes me feel like walking out. And they start sooo early here. They were already playing some of that music in a shop today... I mean, please, we have more than 3 months to go! frown



[Linked Image]

Music is my best friend.


#1960908 - 09/18/12 09:43 PM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: ChopinAddict]  
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 9,373
argerichfan Offline
9000 Post Club Member
argerichfan  Offline
9000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 9,373
Pacific Northwest, US.
Originally Posted by ChopinAddict
They were already playing some of that music in a shop today...

You ARE kidding?

That's just plain insanity. Can't we at least get through Halloween?



Jason
#1960910 - 09/18/12 09:46 PM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: argerichfan]  
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,451
ChopinAddict Offline
6000 Post Club Member
ChopinAddict  Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,451
Land of the never-ending music
No, really. I was surprised myself, although they do start very early here. And many also celebrate Christmas in July... In other words, it is always Christmas here!



[Linked Image]

Music is my best friend.


#1960912 - 09/18/12 09:50 PM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: ChopinAddict]  
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 9,373
argerichfan Offline
9000 Post Club Member
argerichfan  Offline
9000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 9,373
Pacific Northwest, US.
Originally Posted by ChopinAddict
In other words, it is always Christmas here!

Land of never ending [Christmas] music I suppose?

blush



Jason
#1960932 - 09/18/12 11:09 PM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: JoelW]  
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 6,180
currawong Offline
6000 Post Club Member
currawong  Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2007
Posts: 6,180
Down Under
ChopinAddict, you just reminded me that we're about to be bombarded with pop versions of O Holy Night from anytime now until 25th Dec. aaaaaaaaughhh!!!!!!!!! One of the down sides to summer.
How can we have the first shopping centre O Holy Night when we haven't even had The First Blowfly yet (not at my place, anyway), or The First Cicada, or even the first media reference to the country being a "tinder box"...

Anyway, another piece that I forgot to mention is Mahler's Kindertotenlieder. Partly the subject matter, I suppose, but the ending of the last song ...


Du holde Kunst...
#1960936 - 09/18/12 11:20 PM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: JoelW]  
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 4,169
beet31425 Offline
4000 Post Club Member
beet31425  Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 4,169
Bay Area, CA
I've teared up to the slow movement of Beethoven's late A minor quartet.

And the last movement of Mahler's 3rd.

And the Brahms op.118/2.

Those were all a long time ago. The only things that have recently caused a tear (or, really, a tear-like pang) are the resolution of Mozart's Figaro (just like Mr. Sachs), and Strauss's Four Last Songs.

-J



Beethoven op.110, Chopin op.27/2, Liszt Vallée d'Obermann
#1960989 - 09/19/12 03:32 AM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: currawong]  
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,733
Janus K. Sachs Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Janus K. Sachs  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,733
Betelgeuse, baby!
Originally Posted by currawong
ChopinAddict, you just reminded me that we're about to be bombarded with pop versions of O Holy Night from anytime now until 25th Dec. aaaaaaaaughhh!!!!!!!!! One of the down sides to summer.
How can we have the first shopping centre O Holy Night when we haven't even had The First Blowfly yet (not at my place, anyway), or The First Cicada, or even the first media reference to the country being a "tinder box"...

Anyway, another piece that I forgot to mention is Mahler's Kindertotenlieder. Partly the subject matter, I suppose, but the ending of the last song ...
Kindertotenlieder was the last Mahler work I came to love, partly because of the excruciating tempi of the Hampson/Bernstein recording. And yes, its conclusion is breathtaking (especially the effective and original celesta/string doublings). Do you feel strongly about whether a male or female sings it? I'm more used to males, but listening to the von Otter/Boulez recording is very refreshing. This of course brings to mind the baritone option of Das Lied, Bonney's recording of Dichterliebe, female performances/recordings of Winterreise and Vier ernste Gesänge, and the fact that Julius Stockhausen (a good friend of Brahms) performed Frauenliebe regularly.

A few years ago I read of a country where Christmas decor and music are unleashed by September 1. I forgot which country (thank Osiris), but I'm pretty sure it isn't Australia. In any case the practice doesn't strike me as a particularly sensible one.

Oh, and Festivus for the rest of us! Or Saturnalia (whose hijacking by early Christians helped create the Godzilla we're all too familiar with).


Die Krebs gehn zurücke,
Die Stockfisch bleiben dicke,
Die Karpfen viel fressen,
Die Predigt vergessen.

Die Predigt hat g'fallen.
Sie bleiben wie alle.
#1961013 - 09/19/12 06:54 AM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: Janus K. Sachs]  
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 6,180
currawong Offline
6000 Post Club Member
currawong  Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2007
Posts: 6,180
Down Under
Originally Posted by Janus K. Sachs
Do you feel strongly about whether a male or female sings it? I'm more used to males, but listening to the von Otter/Boulez recording is very refreshing.
I first came to it via the Janet Baker recording. I don't feel super strongly either way, and at least one of the songs is definitely the father's perspective. Fischer-Dieskau is, as usual, just about perfect.
Originally Posted by Janus K. Sachs
This of course brings to mind the baritone option of Das Lied,
There I'm more strongly biased to a kathleen Ferrier or Christa Ludwig.
Originally Posted by Janus K. Sachs
Bonney's recording of Dichterliebe, female performances/recordings of Winterreise and Vier ernste Gesänge, and the fact that Julius Stockhausen (a good friend of Brahms) performed Frauenliebe regularly.
A male singing Frauenliebe seems a bit odd, but I could handle all the others, even if not my first preference. Carey has a recording up in the members' recordings section of him playing Berg's Seven Early Songs with a tenor. First time I'd ever heard them done by a male singer. I think it works, but I still prefer the female voice there.


Du holde Kunst...
#2016695 - 01/18/13 12:09 PM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: JoelW]  
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 75
jdott Offline
Full Member
jdott  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 75
Colorado, USA
How about Chopin Prelude in E maj, the Liszt transcription of Schubert's Ave Maria, or the 2nd mov of the Rach 3?

#2016851 - 01/18/13 06:37 PM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: jdott]  
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 482
Tararex Offline
Full Member
Tararex  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 482
Middle Georgia, USA
Originally Posted by jdott
How about Chopin Prelude in E maj, the Liszt transcription of Schubert's Ave Maria, or the 2nd mov of the Rach 3?


Liszt's transcription of Schubert's Ave Maria is beautiful but I actually prefer Liszt's own.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1gV2qtb71w


[Linked Image]

Piano is hard work from beginning to forever. Accept this as truth or risk a quick exit with tail between legs.


#2016862 - 01/18/13 07:06 PM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: JoelW]  
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 2,194
Kuanpiano Offline
2000 Post Club Member
Kuanpiano  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2010
Posts: 2,194
Canada
Oddly enough, the last time was hearing Prokofiev's Violin Sonata no.1 performed by a certain Pogorelich. and her friend...


Working on:
Chopin - Nocturne op. 48 no.1
Debussy - Images Book II

#2017008 - 01/19/13 12:29 AM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: Kuanpiano]  
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,664
Arghhh Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Arghhh  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,664
Originally Posted by Kuanpiano
Oddly enough, the last time was hearing Prokofiev's Violin Sonata no.1 performed by a certain Pogorelich. and her friend...


Hey! I was just going to mention this sonata (not by Pogorelich. though). I heard it this evening in a recital, in the 4th movement right at the transition back into the recap of the muted rapid violin passagework material from the 1st movement. One of those moments where I hoped nobody was looking at my trying to hold back the tears.

Richter Oistrakh Prokofiev Violin Sonata 1

If you're on a limited time, starting at 4:00 gives a flavour of the 4th movement, 4:30 begins what I'm calling a transition, and then 5:27 = cry


Professional pianist and piano teacher.
#2017017 - 01/19/13 12:46 AM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: currawong]  
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 9,373
argerichfan Offline
9000 Post Club Member
argerichfan  Offline
9000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 9,373
Pacific Northwest, US.
Originally Posted by currawong
I'm more strongly biased to a [...]or Christa Ludwig.

Have you seen this? I never realized her English was so superb. What a charismatic lady!!


Jason
#2017161 - 01/19/13 10:06 AM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: Kuanpiano]  
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 4,710
Pogorelich. Offline
4000 Post Club Member
Pogorelich.  Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 4,710
not somewhere over the rainbow
Originally Posted by Kuanpiano
Oddly enough, the last time was hearing Prokofiev's Violin Sonata no.1 performed by a certain Pogorelich. and her friend...


Aw really?? Haha that was not a very prepared performance though.. the one from our concert 3 weeks later was much better! (I put it on www.myspace.com/swaypiano)

(I had just had a realization about some crucial thematic material in the last movement, ONE DAY before that concert, it gave me chills when we were playing it. I really should've known that before, though.. kind of embarrassing to not have known........)

Last edited by Pogorelich.; 01/19/13 10:09 AM.


"The eyes can mislead, the smile can lie, but the shoes always tell the truth."
#2017333 - 01/19/13 02:57 PM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: JoelW]  
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 29
UberB Offline
Full Member
UberB  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 29
Any late Beethoven will do the trick for me.

#2017434 - 01/19/13 05:52 PM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: JoelW]  
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 8,405
Carey Offline
8000 Post Club Member
Carey  Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2005
Posts: 8,405
Phoenix, Arizona
Passages from resurrected old PW threads such as this usually do it for me.


Mason and Hamlin BB - 91640
Kawai CA-65
YouTube channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/pianophilo
#2017465 - 01/19/13 06:51 PM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: JoelW]  
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 14
Molly Kate Offline
Junior Member
Molly Kate  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 14


"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent."
-Victor Hugo

https://twitter.com/MollyToombs
#2017477 - 01/19/13 07:06 PM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: Pogorelich.]  
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 2,194
Kuanpiano Offline
2000 Post Club Member
Kuanpiano  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2010
Posts: 2,194
Canada
Originally Posted by Pogorelich.
Originally Posted by Kuanpiano
Oddly enough, the last time was hearing Prokofiev's Violin Sonata no.1 performed by a certain Pogorelich. and her friend...


Aw really?? Haha that was not a very prepared performance though.. the one from our concert 3 weeks later was much better! (I put it on www.myspace.com/swaypiano)

(I had just had a realization about some crucial thematic material in the last movement, ONE DAY before that concert, it gave me chills when we were playing it. I really should've known that before, though.. kind of embarrassing to not have known........)


Ahahaa I stilled really enjoyed it. And it was live too! Live performances are always the most powerful. Let me listen to the later recording....

Speaking of unprepared performances, I'm going to be giving an unprepared performance of the Ballade 4 this Tuesday..hahaa. Hope it works out!


Working on:
Chopin - Nocturne op. 48 no.1
Debussy - Images Book II

#2017534 - 01/19/13 09:21 PM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: JoelW]  
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 12
Goerne Offline
Junior Member
Goerne  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 12
Bach B minor mass, Agnus Dei

#2017706 - 01/20/13 08:15 AM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: JoelW]  
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 4,264
btb Offline
4000 Post Club Member
btb  Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 4,264
Pretoria South Africa
“Tear up” must be some ghastly American expression for “cry” ... (complete with snotty-nosed handkerchief ... or sleeve with us peasants) ... everything went down in the Colonies after George Washington took over.

In Afrikaans we say “huil” for “cry” (blubber)
(pronounced like iced raindrops ... but properly said with a posh “u” like you were going to say “oops)

In good Olde England “tear up” means “to shred”.

PS My dog (bitch) howls whenever I play the piano ...
but could be that G string, which needs tightening.

#2017830 - 01/20/13 01:23 PM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: btb]  
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,664
Arghhh Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Arghhh  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,664
btb, in my definition of "tear up", there's not enough crying to generate a "snotty-nosed handkerchief", maybe just a slight sniff.


Professional pianist and piano teacher.
Page 3 of 4 1 2 3 4

Moderated by  Brendan, Kreisler 

Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World)
our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, Digital Piano Dolly, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping* on Jansen Artist Piano Benches, Cocoweb Piano Lamps, Hidrau Hydraulic Piano Benches
(*free shipping within contiguous U.S. only)
(ad)
Pearl River & Ritmuller
Ritmuller Pianos
(ad)
Pianoteq
PianoTeq 6 Out now
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


New Topics - Multiple Forums
Question about Accidentals and Dynamics
by Batuhan. 11/24/17 05:55 PM
2017 Piano Library Discussion
by Jay017. 11/24/17 05:44 PM
Kawai CA67 owners - is the stereo correct?
by Ben Crosland. 11/24/17 02:51 PM
Tonal and Rhytmic Principles by John Mehegan
by James in NoVa. 11/24/17 01:12 PM
HiFiMAN HE-400i headphones - Incredible deal
by Max_Forte. 11/24/17 12:29 PM
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics182,928
Posts2,674,091
Members89,180
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Check It Out!
There's a lot more to Piano World than just the forums.
Click Here to
Explore The Rest of Piano World!!
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers


 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2017 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0