Classical music that makes you cry

(69 Posts)
CallOfTheRiled Thu 10-Jul-14 21:07:49

Sometimes I hear classical music on the radio that is so beautiful it makes me want to cry (in a good/ therapeutic way!) The problem is, I can never remember them later. I know Adagio for Barber, Strings, and Bruch Violin Concerto, but would love some others. Thanks

TheFarSide Thu 10-Jul-14 21:16:48

Elgar's Nimrod

TheFarSide Thu 10-Jul-14 21:18:58
Cruikshank Thu 10-Jul-14 21:26:55

Can't go wrong with a bit of Strauss's Four Last Songs - beautiful soaring orchestration, full of extensions and chromaticisms that are just so scrunchy your ears practically curl while listening to them:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppoqUVlKkBU

Cruikshank Thu 10-Jul-14 21:29:07

Agree about Nimrod btw - love that tune. When I was a young and dickish teenager I tried to convince myself that I liked one of the other variations better, just so that I could go against the grain and prove how superior my ear was, but actually of course it really is the best one.

ataposaurus Thu 10-Jul-14 21:29:29

Elgar's Cello Concerto.

Cruikshank Thu 10-Jul-14 21:30:37

(That's just one song on my link btw - haven't uploaded them all - it's the most famous - and deservedly so.)

Jubelteen Thu 10-Jul-14 21:33:56

Yes Nimrod for me too.
Also the chorus of the Hebrew Slaves.
Not classical but the theme to 'White Horses'.

unweavedrainbow Thu 10-Jul-14 21:39:14

"The Banks of Green Willow" by George Butterworth. Another loss to WW1, lost far too young sad

CallOfTheRiled Thu 10-Jul-14 21:40:23

Thank you! I'm bookmarking them on YouTube to listen to in peace.

Nerf Thu 10-Jul-14 21:41:13

Henri gorecki. I will try and find my favourite.

Nerf Thu 10-Jul-14 21:43:04
joanofarchitrave Thu 10-Jul-14 21:47:11

Agree with Elgar's Cello Concerto.

Handel's Largo.

the Rose Aria from The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart my favourite version, forgive the 70s makeup

By Thee With Bliss by Haydn random version

Britten's Sea interludes - I'm not actually sure which one my favourite one is, I think it's Moonlight another random version

Lots and lots of Purcell, particularly Hear my Prayer and the Funeral Sentences

itsazoohere Thu 10-Jul-14 21:47:16
itsazoohere Thu 10-Jul-14 21:48:14

Sorry, another agreeing to Elgar's cello concerto smile

Cruikshank Thu 10-Jul-14 21:50:51

ALL of Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet. I am srsly. Just get the complete ballet. It is absolutely gorgeous. Here is the ending, which I defy you to watch without crying (ok, ok, I know you said music, but it's ballet music, so you might as well watch the dancing as well);

www.youtube.com/watch?v=wt8Z8uQFV14

Purplecircle Thu 10-Jul-14 21:55:45

Pachelbels canon....my wedding music

itsazoohere Thu 10-Jul-14 21:56:58

Happy tears, I hope, Purple?

catinbootz Thu 10-Jul-14 21:58:09

I came on to say Nimrod and Elgar's Cello concerto

TheFarSide Thu 10-Jul-14 21:58:56

Yes to Elgar's cello concerto, especially with Jacqueline du Pre:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUgdbqt2ON0

TheFarSide Thu 10-Jul-14 22:03:47
stillenacht1 Thu 10-Jul-14 22:04:36

Ooo lotssmile

Shostakovich Symph 5 3rd Movement

Brahms 2 1st movement (so beautiful)

Mahler (all of it!)

Tchaikovsky violin concerto in D 1st movement

Tchaikovsky Symphony 6 final movement.

Copland Appalachian Spring

TheFarSide Thu 10-Jul-14 22:05:06
Ratracerunner Thu 10-Jul-14 22:05:57

Adagio in G Minor by Albinoni. You'll recognise it when you hear it!

Purplecircle Thu 10-Jul-14 22:06:16

Yeah defo happy tears. Recently married and v loved up :-)

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