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Could you put a link in this thread classical music you find moving?

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FoxesOnSocks Tue 01-Nov-16 20:06:04

I really fancy listening to some, and I don't know enough to be able to look any up.

whatever your favourite is would be brilliant.

saffynool Tue 01-Nov-16 20:12:16

Elgar Cello Concerto Op. 85

Bit obvious perhaps but I find this incredibly moving. It reminds me of my mum.

TheGirlOnTheLanding Tue 01-Nov-16 20:16:34

Too obvious perhaps but I love Gymnopedies III

and Elgar's Nimrod.]]

And Massenet

The minor key is what does it.

FoxesOnSocks Wed 02-Nov-16 14:17:21

Oh they are all brilliant (knew Nimrod already - go me!!). Thank you.

Particularly liked Gymnopedies III and Massesnet.

Ferguson Thu 03-Nov-16 20:33:37

One of my favourites is Carl Orff's Carmina Burana - a full hour long, about twenty pieces in various styles. It has been used in numerous adverts, and you are bound to know some of it:

If you are prepared to 'work' at listening, anything by Mozart, Bach, and Beethoven symphonies can last you a lifetime!

One of my favourite performers is Nicola Benedetti; she was on TV last week with Wynton Marsalis, rehearsing his new violin concerto.

noeffingidea Sat 12-Nov-16 15:25:37

I love this (though I'm not religious at all) - Schubert's Ave Maria

OverAndAbove Sat 12-Nov-16 15:30:14

I came on to say Nimrod but also the Rose Adagio from Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty - here is Darcey Bussell dancing it:

OverAndAbove Sat 12-Nov-16 15:32:06

And the Swan from Saint Saens' Carnival of the Animals - Yo Yo Ma does it best:

bookworm14 Sat 12-Nov-16 15:32:53

Faure's Requiem, in particular the In Paradisum:

I sing with a big classical choir and it's one of the pieces I struggle to get through without crying. I can also recommend Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, and the Verdi, Mozart and Brahms requiems. Also Britten's War Requiem, which is a bit more 'challenging' but incredibly powerful.

RobberBride Sat 12-Nov-16 15:33:34

YY to Ave Maria.

Overplayed now (thanks to Ocean's Eleven) but still phenomenal - Debussy, Clair de Lune:

OverAndAbove Sat 12-Nov-16 15:35:47

I promise I'll stop in a minute but another hopelessly romantic one is the Barcarolle from Offenbach's Takes of Hoffman:

bookworm14 Sat 12-Nov-16 15:35:55

Ooh, and the Berlioz Requiem! [will shut up about requiems now]

conkerpods Sat 12-Nov-16 15:36:04

Sibelius Violin Concerto 2nd movement
Mahler 9th symphony last movement
Corelli Christmas Concerto
Albinoni oboe Concerto in D minor,2nd movement (Adagio)

RobberBride Sat 12-Nov-16 15:36:36

Also, Rutter's For the beauty of the earth:

Hopelass Sat 12-Nov-16 15:38:29

Saint saens organ symphony no. 3 finale.
The tune is used in the film 'Babe'

lcoc2015 Sat 12-Nov-16 15:38:49

Symphony of sorrowful songs gorecki

OverAndAbove Sat 12-Nov-16 15:40:15

And lots of Chopin but in particular Nocturne op 9 no 2:

Hopelass Sat 12-Nov-16 15:41:02

Also Rimsky-Korsakov "Scheherazade"

It tells such a story - its long though!

OverAndAbove Sat 12-Nov-16 15:43:04

Oh I love it when the mice sing to that bit of Saint Saens in Babe!

I'm enjoying this thread smile

passportmess Sat 12-Nov-16 15:44:46


Dvorak Nocturne 40

passportmess Sat 12-Nov-16 15:46:08

Sorry! Dvorak Nocturne link fail - here it is again. Sublime.

cavalo Sat 12-Nov-16 15:50:00

Philip Glass - Satyagraha

Loyly Sat 12-Nov-16 15:50:14

For me, Faure's Pavane is perfection.

ElaeudanlaTeiteia Sat 12-Nov-16 17:38:51

I love this rendition of Ombra Mai Fu...I first heard it years ago and it still moves me so much.

Sipperskipper Sat 12-Nov-16 17:46:40

This, by Chopin. One of my favourite pieces of music of all time. At points it actually takes my breath away.

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