Excellent Orchestrals

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Excellent Orchestrals

Postby Matt the Czar » Wed May 13, 2015 11:35 pm

Doesn't have to be classical music, just good and by an orchestra.


Aida- The trumpet solo from the Grand March. You can probably guess what game exposed me to it.


Tocatta and Fugue, by the amazing Philidephia Orchestra. You really do need the record to hear its true glory though.


The Beautiful Blue Danube, byt the Philly Orchestra, but in 1919! Due to the styles and technological limitations of recording at the time, it is a very fresh version of it.
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Re: Excellent Orchestrals

Postby OhJohnNo » Thu May 14, 2015 1:12 am

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Re: Excellent Orchestrals

Postby Tuli » Thu May 14, 2015 10:18 am

Sergei Prokofiev - Dance of the Knights

I've liked this one ever since I first heard it as a teenager in music history class. It's always the first thing I think of when someone asks about classical music. Makes me want to see the ballet it's from too.

Camille Saint-saëns - Danse Macabre

And another dance I guess. The cheery dance of death!

Claude Debussy - Sirenes

Prélude à l'Après-midi d'un faune

These ones are just magical.

Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade (1st Movement)

Actually go listen to the whole suite. :P
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Re: Excellent Orchestrals

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Re: Excellent Orchestrals

Postby Andropov4 » Wed May 20, 2015 11:37 am

Alban Berg's Violin Concerto, the last piece he ever finished. Not my favourite version (that would be Frederieke Saeijs' rendition), but this one can be found in just one video instead of three.

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Re: Excellent Orchestrals

Postby DomaDoma » Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:36 am

Tuli wrote:Sergei Prokofiev - Dance of the Knights

I've liked this one ever since I first heard it as a teenager in music history class. It's always the first thing I think of when someone asks about classical music. Makes me want to see the ballet it's from too.


Gah, thank you, I've been asking after that one off-and-on for years as "the one from Romeo and Juliet where they're dancing, the cool one, not the one that plays when Sims kiss."

Allow me to de-class this joint with one of those Japanese orchestras that takes Japanese teen media dead seriously:



And a soundtrack piece that I still adore well after I grew stale on the movie it's describing:

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Re: Excellent Orchestrals

Postby Tesseracts » Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:58 am

This is pretty much my favorite classical.



ALSO BEETHOVEN.



And my favorite film composer is Jerry Goldsmith. I have a bunch of his stuff in my itunes, even though I haven't seen most of the movies he wrote them for.



I really like classical music. It's something I should seek out more of. I usually just listen to rock music because that's what I find on the radio and none of my buddies ever want to hear classical.

Last but not not least, we can't forget Philip Glass.

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Re: Excellent Orchestrals

Postby Tesseracts » Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:35 pm

James Horner died today. I'm not that familiar with his work, but I guess a lot of people liked him even though he's responsible for the Titanic music. Anyone know if he did any nice work?
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Re: Excellent Orchestrals

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Re: Excellent Orchestrals

Postby Macready » Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:36 pm

James Horner composed the music for (amongst other things) :

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Re: Excellent Orchestrals

Postby ghijkmnop » Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:37 pm

Loved James Horner.

Wrath of Khan
Glory
Rocketeer
Searching for Bobby Fischer

The list is endless.

My favorite Orchestrals would include Holst's The Planets and Debussy's Nocturnes.
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Re: Excellent Orchestrals

Postby JamishT » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:17 am

One of my favorite film scores is How To Train Your Dragon, actually:



And I feel ready for anything if I'm listening to The Dark Knight Rises:



Those two are the main soundtracks that play on Pandora's Film Scores Station, besides Enya.
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Re: Excellent Orchestrals

Postby GusR » Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:05 am

Will you accept string quartets? Not an orchestra, but cousins at least.

These guys, the Danish String Quartet, are completely amazing. I have this album and listen to it all the time. It's at times upbeat and melancholic, but always beautiful:



I'd love to know if there are any other groups out there like this. For some reason the music really grabs me.
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Re: Excellent Orchestrals

Postby Matt the Czar » Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:30 am



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Re: Excellent Orchestrals

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