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30th September 2003, 00:59
Ok. So my friend and I have this thing for classical music (its odd). And I was wondering if anyone knows some good (legaly free, puplic domain) classical scores I could download and burn to CD.
I alreay have ride of the valkyrie, and just wondering what else I should get.
I am not too picky, but I am not too much of a fan of the behtoven type music, but I have not heard enough of it to know for sure.
So just name off some good scores.
(sorry I am in a ruch to type this)
30th September 2003, 01:25
Bartok's string quartets are worth looking for. Your local library probably has a score you can photocopy or a CD you can rip. I know this doesn't fit yr criteria free/public domain, but hey, nothing's free anymore.
30th September 2003, 01:27
I know, I dont mind if I have to go to the libray... will somewhat.. I am kindof lazy now. Oh well.
Wait.. score is refering to sheet music? I need to learn this stuff.
(as well, I am in a hurry to type this... must get back to artwork for school)
30th September 2003, 03:51
You might be better off asking Xerxes, he's the resident classical expert. And he'll be happy to know there's another kindred soul out here.
30th September 2003, 04:35
the planets by holst
fugue in g minor by bach
lord of the rings suite by demeij
marriage of figaro by mozart
requiem in d minor by mozart
1812 overture by tchaikovsky
trepack by tchaikovsky
four seasons by vivaldi
off the top of my head, thats all the classic sorta stuff i got in my playlist right now :)
30th September 2003, 12:55
Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition / A Night on Bare Mountain.
Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique / plus opera overtures & ballet music (too much to list here).
Borodin - Polovtsian Dances (from Prince Igor).
Brahms - Hungarian Dances (orchestrated versions).
Bruckner - symphonies.
Dvorak - Slavonic Dances / Symphonic Poems / concert overtures / loads!
Elgar - Cello Concerto in E minor.
Glazunov - Carnaval / Raymonda / concertos / symphonies / everything!
Gounod - Ballet suite from Faust (opera) / Dance of the Nubian Slave Girls / La Colombe overture / Funeral March of a Marionette.
Grieg - Piano Concerto / Peer Gynt suite / Sigurd Jursalfar suite / Symphonic Dances.
Holst - The Planets / Beni Mora / The Perfect Fool / A Song of the Night / St. Paul's Suite / The Lure / Indra.
Ippolitov-Ivanov - Caucasian Sketches (4. Procession of the Sardars).
Janacek - Taras Bulba / Lachian Dances.
Khachaturyan - Gayaneh suite / Spartacus ballet/suites / Masquerade suite.
Kodaly - Hary Janos suite.
Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsodies (orchestrated) / Mephisto Waltz / Totentanz / Malediction / Hexameron / Dante Symphony.
Mahler - symphonies
Carl Orff - O Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi (Carmina Borana).
Prokofiev - Romeo & Juliet suites (& other opera/ballet suites) / The Ball (War and Peace) / Southern Night / 3 Dances from Eugin Onegin / Pushkin Waltzes / Russian overture.
Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini / Piano Concertos 1-4.
Respighi - Pines of Rome / Fountains of Rome / The Birds.
Rimsky-Korsakov - Sheherazade / Baba Yaga / Procession of the Nobles (Mlada Suite) / Dance of the Tumblers (Snow Maiden suite) / At the Tomb / Russian Easter Festival / Piano Concerto, op.30.
Rossini - ~30 opera overtures / La Boutique Fantasque (1 act ballet, arr. Respighi).
Saint-Saens - Carnival of the Animals / Danse Macabre / Havanaise / Phaeton / Le Rouet d'Omphale / Algerian Suite / Africa / Symphony No.1, op.2 / concertos (piano; violin; cello).
Sarasate - Zigeunerweissen (Gypsy Airs).
Shostakovich - The Gadfly suite / Ballet Suites Nos 1-3 / Festive overture / Jazz Suites 1+2 / film music.
Sibelius - Tone Poems: Finlandia; Tapiola / Kuolema suite / The Swan of Tuonela / The Tempest overture / Rakastava / Historical Scenes.
Smetana - Ma Vlast (2. Vltava - The Moldau) / opera overtures & dances.
Johann Strauss II - 100's of waltzes.
Richard Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathrusta / Der Rosankavalier suite / Don Juan / Shlagobers ballet / Alpine symphony / Aus Italien.
Stravinsky - Ballets/suites: The Firebird / The Rite of Spring / Petrouska / Agon / Pulcinella / Jeux de Cartes.
Suk - Asrael symphony / Pohadka / Fantastic Scherzo / V Roztouzeni / Praga.
Suppe - overtures (Poet & Peasant, Boccaccio, Morning Noon & Night in Vienna, Light Cavalry, Beautiful Galathea, Pique Dame, etc).
Tchaikovsky - everything! lol :)
Wagner - all overtures, preludes, suites, etc from many operas.
A good starting point is "The Ring Without Words" - orchestral highlights from "The Ring Cycle".
So, you don't like Beethoven then? Hmm . . .
How about some of his contemporaries?
eg. Paganini, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Weber
What about his predecessors?
eg. Handel, Vivaldi, Mozart, Haydn
Note: most of my selection above is post-Beethoven era.
btw, do you like any of the more mellow tunes, or are you just in to the heavier pieces?
30th September 2003, 23:58
I somewhat prefer the heavier pieces, I just like some more action and chaos in the music, then the slow mellow stuff (unless is is ambiant type music). Well the majoirty of the time. And when I would be listening to the music, I would prefer the heavier works.
Also, I dont know enough of beethoven to really say I do or do not like his works, it is just that the stuff I do hear of his, and know it is his, I am not much of a fan of.
Once again for the realitivly poor post, I once again should be doing homework, but am foruming... I know I shouldnt, so I have to make this quick. The joy of being uber-far behind on some artwork, that is due next monday.
Also... I wouldnt get in trouble with the RIAA for downloading these works, right? ;) :p
1st October 2003, 00:17
Well, most of the stuff in my list is well heavy :)
So you should like it.
Try these Beethoven works:
Symphony No.3 in E Flat, op.55 (Eroica)
Symphony No.7 in A, op.92
Symphony No.8 in F, op.93
(No.5 is THE famous one; No.6 is the Pastoral one, from Fantasia)
Piano Concerto No.5, op.73 (Emperor)
Violin Concerto, op.61
Triple Concerto, op.56
The Consecration of the House Overture
The Creatures of Prometheus Overture & Ballet
The Ruin of Athens Overture & Turkish March
No problem for me, because I don't live in the USA, lol.
Besides, copyrights expire after 75 years, so all that stuff is public domain. ;)
btw, Don't you have record/cd libraries in America?
Waaay back, that's how I got most of my classical music.
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