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#1440726 - 05/21/10 03:38 AM Re: Hauntingly chilling pieces [Re: wr]  
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Originally Posted by wr
I find being haunted by long-dead threads full of posts from people I've never heard of to be very creepy.
Me too. And then someone tries to engage one of these long-gone people in conversation and there's no answer...


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#1440733 - 05/21/10 04:20 AM Re: Hauntingly chilling pieces [Re: currawong]  
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something in category "other keyboard works" :P


#1441142 - 05/21/10 06:07 PM Re: Hauntingly chilling pieces [Re: Samuel1993]  
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Originally Posted by Samuel1993
What about Chopin's 'Devil Trill' Prelude?


Or the piece that inspired its nickname, Giuseppe Tartini's violin sonata...

Chopin's Suicide Prelude (Op.28 No.18) is also pretty haunting...



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#1441756 - 05/22/10 06:04 PM Re: Hauntingly chilling pieces [Re: ChopinAddict]  
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Brahms op.118/2 in A, pfff, Chopin Prélude op.45, id., and funnily enough: Liszt Les jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este, finally, Statius Muller Despedida, from Antillian Dances, wow


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#1441783 - 05/22/10 06:33 PM Re: Hauntingly chilling pieces [Re: wr]  
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Originally Posted by wr
I find being haunted by long-dead threads full of posts from people I've never heard of to be very creepy.

Maybe the answer is for people to stay around longer. smile


"Everything I say is my opinion, including the facts." :-)
#1441971 - 05/23/10 03:07 AM Re: Hauntingly chilling pieces [Re: Mark_C]  
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None of you have even come close to this -



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#1442102 - 05/23/10 12:06 PM Re: Hauntingly chilling pieces [Re: lisztonian]  
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God I hate black angels. For me, personally, it's one of the worst pieces of.. I can't even call it music.. ever written.

Of course that's just me. Every time I try to listen to it (to understand) it feels like somebody is sticking needles into my brain and ears. Ugh.



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#1442129 - 05/23/10 01:07 PM Re: Hauntingly chilling pieces [Re: Pogorelich.]  
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Originally Posted by AngelinaPogorelich
God I hate black angels. For me, personally, it's one of the worst pieces of.. I can't even call it music.. ever written.

Of course that's just me. Every time I try to listen to it (to understand) it feels like somebody is sticking needles into my brain and ears. Ugh.


I agree wholeheartedly.



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#1442161 - 05/23/10 02:09 PM Re: Hauntingly chilling pieces [Re: stores]  
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I too, dislike it. Its very bad sounding. It sure is a workout to play, but just isn't very musical.


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#1442309 - 05/23/10 07:05 PM Re: Hauntingly chilling pieces [Re: Brandon_W_T]  
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"Classical instruments" being used in such a way as above always makes me laugh a bit.

It's like.. there's a whole world of electronic music out there, but these people just HAVE TO use dry "classical instruments" to get some kind expirimental sound effects... I guess to make it appear more 'serious' than by using electronic tools... but the result is simply unlistenable noise.

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#1442487 - 05/24/10 01:56 AM Re: Hauntingly chilling pieces [Re: babama]  
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Originally Posted by babama
"Classical instruments" being used in such a way as above always makes me laugh a bit.

It's like.. there's a whole world of electronic music out there, but these people just HAVE TO use dry "classical instruments" to get some kind expirimental sound effects... I guess to make it appear more 'serious' than by using electronic tools... but the result is simply unlistenable noise.


Strange how people actually do listen to the unlistenable.


#1443117 - 05/25/10 01:03 AM Re: Hauntingly chilling pieces [Re: wr]  
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Originally Posted by wr
Originally Posted by babama
"Classical instruments" being used in such a way as above always makes me laugh a bit.

It's like.. there's a whole world of electronic music out there, but these people just HAVE TO use dry "classical instruments" to get some kind expirimental sound effects... I guess to make it appear more 'serious' than by using electronic tools... but the result is simply unlistenable noise.


Strange how people actually do listen to the unlistenable.



If your being sarcastic, I agree.

#1443174 - 05/25/10 04:11 AM Re: Hauntingly chilling pieces [Re: CrashTest]  
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I think Rachmaninoff's Prelude in C#m is pretty freaky.

#1443268 - 05/25/10 10:04 AM Re: Hauntingly chilling pieces [Re: Capricorn]  
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Speaking of Rach, I would place his Op.23 No. 7 Prelude in C minor near the top of my "hauntingly chilling" list.



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#1443310 - 05/25/10 11:12 AM Re: Hauntingly chilling pieces [Re: Hedgeman26]  
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Solo piano: Scriabin 9, Scriabin, Op. 74 preludes (especially No. 2), Chopin Prelude Op.28, No.2, Chopin Winter Wind, Chopin last movement of the Bb minor Sonata, beginning of the Liszt B minor Sonata, second movement of Haydn D major sonata (usually No. 35 in the old editions), Prokofiev Vision Fugitive No.1 and 10. Just off the top of my head.

#1443403 - 05/25/10 01:26 PM Re: Hauntingly chilling pieces [Re: hophmi]  
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Originally Posted by hophmi
.....second movement of Haydn D major sonata (usually No. 35 in the old editions)....

Good get!
I'm assuming you mean the one that's now usually called #35 or Hob. XVI (had to look it up to know that).

We wouldn't usually think of that movement because the rest of the sonata is so 'light.' It was the first Haydn sonata I played, and yes, the slow movement is pretty weird. smile
"Haunting" fits it to a T. It's the first piece that ever made me feel entranced while I was playing it.

P.S. I take it nobody is too spooked out any more by this good old thread. ha


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#1443644 - 05/25/10 08:10 PM Re: Hauntingly chilling pieces [Re: Mark_C]  
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What, no Chopin sonata?!

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