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Re: Pieces that wring your heart out
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Brahms' Intermezzo in A Major, Opus 118, No. 2.

Performed it in recital on Saturday and got so swept up that I choked up a bit. Thought, 'Get hold of yourself, woman!" and recovered.
Ahh, that's one great piece indeed.


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For me, the 2nd movements from both Chopin piano concertos. Pieces that wring your heart out? I've yet to discover anything else that comes close to these two....

Chopin piano concerto No1 in E minor - 2nd movement, Romance, Larghetto

Chopin piano concerto No 2 in F minor - 2nd movement, Larghetto

...and then there's Schubert of course. My list could be a lot longer! smile


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Here's one of mine:

Arvo PÃ¥rt's Spiegel im Speigel (piano and violin) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtFPdBUl7XQ


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Also Liszt's Consolation No. 3


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[b] talking about Adagio, i much prefer Albinoni's to Barber's.
Just keep in mind that the piece that is known as "Albinoni's Adagio" is actually an original composition by Remo Giazotto (1910-1998), and that it uses absolutely no material by Albinoni. [/b]
thanks for letting me know. i actually never know it's composed by someone else.

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And I would also nominate the second mvt. of the Beethoven 4th piano concerto.
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[b] talking about Adagio, i much prefer Albinoni's to Barber's.
Just keep in mind that the piece that is known as "Albinoni's Adagio" is actually an original composition by Remo Giazotto (1910-1998), and that it uses absolutely no material by Albinoni. [/b]
thanks for letting me know. i actually never know it's composed by someone else. [/b]
I'm working on this one, myself. I did google it and learn about Giazotto -- still, I don't care who composed it, it is indeed one of the most heartwringing pieces ever written.

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Chopin Waltz B-minor OP. 62/2, Post. has always worked for me.
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Talking about Adagios laugh , The adagio of Beethoven's op. 106 sonata. What a powerful series of thoughts, what a transcendent "mausoleum of collective sorrow".

Messiaen - Quartet for the End of Time, Louange à l'éternité de Jésus

Something about a good performance of the first contrapunctus of Bach's Art of Fugue completely wrings my soul, dries it, and rejuvinates it. It is such a spiritual and contemplative journey... and you never really know how far you are into until it ends.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwkzf-KUNPM



Chopin Nocturne Op. 37, no 1 in g minor.


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One of my favorites is Astor Piazzolla - Oblivion and Le Grande Tango. The cello and piano are amazing in le grand tango

but the most amazing piano solo I've heard is Chopin - Winter Wind Etude op.25 no.11

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Brahms' Von Ewiger Liebe opus 43/1

This makes my eyes water every single time without fail. I once listened to it 3 times in a row and it affected me the same way each time.

By the way, the recording/performance naturally makes or breaks anything, and my favourite of this one is Brigitte Fassbaender's.

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