Classical Music Suggestions for a Metal Head

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  1. Daddy Bone

    Daddy Bone New Member

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    Excellent! A Beethoven sandwich. The 5th is so much fun, maybe because it is so familiar.

    Try this for a little silly fun...

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  2. Chiliarches

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    You are in for a treat, dude....you're going to love the whole thing!
     
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  4. Judas Priest

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    I´m really looking forward to it! The location "Die Glocke" is supposed to have very good acoustics; one of the best halls in Europe :)

    Tickest don´t go on sale until the end of August; I just have to decide where the best seats are...
     
  5. Judas Priest

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    Where would the best seats be? Just copy and draw a circle :)


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  6. Judas Priest

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    Okay, I´m REALLY getting exited about this! The best seats are only €48 :)

    I´ve been to my share of rock/metal shows in my life. Okay, only about 15 or so; but I think I´ll spend the rest of my life going to live symphonies:)
     
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  7. Johnno_Oz

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    How many albums do you have now?
     
  8. Judas Priest

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    Hard to say; I have a HUGE digital collection , most of which I got from a friend. 83 GB and counting.

    I have a LOT of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Mahler, Bach, Dvorak, Albinoni, Schumann, Brahms, Boccerini, Holst, Hayden, Mozart, Vivaldi and others.

    I also have a few CDs that I got from ebay, very cheap :).
     
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  9. Chiliarches

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    So have you gone to this show yet, or is it still in the future?
     
  10. Judas Priest

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    Nope; the concert is on the 23rd of October.

    I´m getting excited!
     
  11. Judas Priest

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    BTW, I got row 10, seats 20 and 21.

    Should be great :)
     
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  12. Chiliarches

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    Sweet...keep us posted, I think I am as excited as you are!
     
  13. Mowgli

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    It'll rock :rockon:

    I just took pix of my classical CD collection because It's grown tremendously over the last year.
    Schumann Symphonies box, Tchaikovsky Symphonies box and a 20CD Eugen Jochum box (Beethoven, Brahms & Bruckner Symphonies) on the way because too much is never enough.
    I'm interested in the Haitink Brahms - complete S & C box set. Anyone familiar with this box?

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    I highly recommend that Beethoven/Liszt cycle by Katsaris once you're familiar with Beethoven's symphonies. Liszt transcribed Beethoven's symphonies for a single piano. It's a trip. It sounds like 2 or more pianos are playing sometimes. Katsaris is incredible and it's a hoot to hear my favorite symphonies played completely on the ivories.

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  14. guiller

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    Yes, those recordings are among my favorites regarding the music of Brahms. The Concertgebouw orchestra plays superbly, with a unique sound and texture and Haitink always makes clear the countepoint and the harmony. Arrau´s contribution in the piano concertos is also superb. A great set.
     
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  15. Bosphrous

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    You are on the right track: I find Vivaldi the most evocative and inspiring baroque music, and can be translated directly to a neo-classical milleu. Check out his flute concertos, RV428 (IL Gardellino) is a cool one for electric lead guitar.
    I play his bassoon (and ocasionally cello) concertos and sonatas on electric bass.
    One guy who was thinking along the same lines as you is Yngwie Malmsteen, when he wrote and performed his Millenium Suite for Guitar and Orchestra. Most of it is electric guitar, but a couple pieces are acoustic.
    On any of Yngwie's compositions, you can hear his influence from Vivaldi and Telemann. (He also knows how to turn a lyric).
     

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