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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    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).
     
  16. Judas Priest

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    My long awaited first live symphonie is monday :)

    One thing I am wondering about is, from what I´ve seen at youtube, most people in the audience sit there like statues.

    I CAN´T do that! Music makes me move; I bang my head (or at least nod) move my hands and feet to the music.

    The performers are moving wildly while playing, and the conductor is too.

    Why are the listeners so motionless????
     
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  17. Mowgli

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    Stick UTA syndrome maybe

    I was reading about Handel last night.
    In the 18th century they used to play cards, drink, fight, etc while the band played, you know, like life.
    My buddy told us about a girl that walked up and "introduced herself" to him while he was reclined on his bike in the front of the crowd at the Harley Rendezvous in Upstate NY. The band was flustered by the show but they kept playing of course. A classical concert would be different.

    EDIT - Good points @Daddy Bone about in the zone and such
     
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  18. NeonDriver

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    Here is a good one: Johann Pachelbel - Canon in D Major

    It is often played with an electric guitar on YouTube, check out Funto's version...
     
  19. Daddy Bone

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    They're sleeping.

    Not really!

    It's a strange protocol. For such a long time now, money for the arts comes from the aristocracy. They are so... you know... aware of etiquette.

    Things have changed a little; you don't have to rent a tux. The main rule is, don't spoil it for your neighbor. Some people are going to cough... hate it. Some are going to sing along... really hate it. Some are going to fall asleep... okay, as long as they don't snore. But don't hate the person, just the behavior. Most people are really into the music. They get entranced and want to be in the zone. Imagine if you were listening with headphones on. The big expensive kind, hard wired to some pre-amplification equipment, the only sole purpose of which is to drive the headphones. Oh you wouldn't want to go banging your head around with that business going on.

    It really is counter intuitive. So many classical pieces are based on dance music. Ballet is awesome music, but only the performers get to dance. But the whole vibe at the symphony is this is serious music, it's harder to listen to, but it's good for you. Oh well, you gotta try it once, just to see if you like it. Live performance is about energy. The players get energy from the audience and it influences their playing, so they give the energy back. Just like a rock concert, without Marshall stacks.

    And sometimes these old stiffs let their hair down and have a little fun...

     
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  20. Judas Priest

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    I don´t have expensive headphones, but my fulll sized Sennheisers have flown from my head many times while listening to Metal and Hard Rock :) I even thought about mounting some kind of strap to prevent it :)

    I´ll try to keep my movement to a minimum at the concert, but that´s all I can promise :)
     

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