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Five greatest pieces ever #521696
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I'd like to know what all the pianists on here consider to be the five greatest works ever written for any medium.

Here's my list.

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
Mahler Symphony No. 9
Handel: The Messiah
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3

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Re: Five greatest pieces ever #521697
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I can't choose, but i sat thru all of Handel's Messiah in Carnegie Hall, and I couldn't say that its up there. Half of the people left after the last part of Section 2 (the Haleluja thing)

The only reason i didn't fall asleep is because we stopped by starbucks on the way there.

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Not entirely sure that the Rachmaninoff 3rd should be up there. I'd personally replace that with the Rachmaninoff 2nd.


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Purely based on their aesthetic qualities (and my preferences...!)

Britten - War Requiem
Rautavaara - Cantus Arcticus
Charles Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
Sondheim - Sweeney Todd
Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring

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Most irritating songs that you hear in a piano store:

1.) Sarah Hale: Mary Had a Little Lamb
2.) Ludwig Van Beethoven: Fur Elise
3.) Euphonia Allen (under the pseudonym Arthur DiLulli): Chopsticks
4.) Frank Loesser: Heart and Soul
5.) Paul S. Boyer: Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition.


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Re: Five greatest pieces ever #521701
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I agree 100% with Jeff135.
I consider Rach 2 a unique masterpiece, while Rach 3 sounds more.. hah how can I say without offending Rach.. laugh

My list: (it will probably change in 2 minutes)

MOZART - Requiem
RACHMANINOV - Piano concerto no.2
TCHAIKOVSKY - Romeo and Juliet
TCHAIKOVSKY - Piano Concerto no.1
RAVEL - Gaspard de la Nuit

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The true answer? Here:

Tristan und Isolde;
Parsifal;
Wagner, no, no;
"Hammerklavier";
Don Giovanni;
Sonata in B minor.

(A rather boring list, in a way... but what can I do?)

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Hey, I'll replace X with Kreisleriana...

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Beethoven symphony 3
Beethoven piano concerto 4
Beethoven voilin concerto
Beethoven piano sonata op.106
Beethoven string quartet op.132

sorry, no room for others now... confused

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Another list:
Beethoven sypmhony 9
Mozart requiem
Rachmaninov PC 2
Prokofiev sonata 7
Ravel Tzigane (violin and orchestra)

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Had to make 7 cus these are all tied for the greatest, there's no way for me to break it down any more:
Mozart Requiem
Bach B minor mass
Handel Messiah
Cherubini Requiem
Brahms German Requiem
Beethoven Missa Solemnis
Mozart Mass in C minor

is there a pattern here? lol

hamus I like your choice of Kreisleriana though

and next 5 runners up are:

Brahms 4th symphony
Mozart Coronation Mass
Brahms 1st Piano Concerto
Beethoven 5th Piano Concerto
Brahms F minor Piano Quintet


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I think Rach 2 is definitely "prettier" than Rach 3, but I think the 3rd is a superior piece as far as flow, theme development, and final impact go. Pieces that barely missed my list were:

Beethoven 4th piano concerto
Wagner Tristan and Isolde
Bach Passion of St. Matthew
Brahms Requiem
Mahler's 5th Symphony
Schumann Phantasie
Liszt Sonata in B minor

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In Your Closet
Liszt b minor sonata
Beethoven Sonata in C minor Op.111
Mozart Requiem
Brahms Concerto no.2 in Bb
Ravel Tzigane
Bach Well-Tempered Clavier
Prokofiev Concerto no.2 in G minor, Op.16
Beethoven Concerto no.4 in G
Schumann Fantasy, Op.17
Chopin Sonata no.3
Chopin Ballade no.4

so many...


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sorry, no room for others now... confused
Evidently ... wink


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Forced to choose just five, here goes:

Beethoven- Symphony 9
Wagner- Gotterdamerung
Schumann- Fantasie in C
Bach- Passacaglia & Fugue in C minor
Elgar- Dream of Gerontius


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1 cave man dude - ray me far
2 cave man dudes cave chick - so lah te
3 cave man dudes agent - doh (agents always focus on doh)
4 bach - the next development in music. We owe it all to him
5 if one looks at the non classical forum you will see that "Let it Be" by one Paul Mc Cartney is a quite possibly the best tune ever.

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How could I forgot Schoenberg - Verklachte Nacht (spelling?)

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How could I forgot Schoenberg - Verklachte Nacht (spelling?)
Yeah, that's a pretty cool piece. Can anyone make any sense of the post above yours, ecm?


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sorry, double post. mad


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This is hard.
Shostakovich - Violin Concerto Nº1
Arvo Pärt - Festina lente and Cantus in the memory of Benjamin Britten
Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring
Bartók - Music for Strings,Percussion and Celesta

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