Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by 8raw, Dec 10, 2014.
Not really a symphony but chopins nocturnes are pretty great.
more recently: John Cage Thirteen Harmonies
If this piece doesn't hit you in the gut you might not have a soul
Gorecki- Symphony No3
Look for the version with Zinman and Upshaw.
Thank me later.
There is a whole catalog of Beethoven that fits this category, but this is the one for me, String Quartet Op. 135 no. III
Since Satie was broached--- the Gnossiennes were once personal faves of mine:
Hindemith's Trauermisik would also be on the list, especially when the lead is played on a cello rather than a viola (which is not often the case):
Smetana's The Moldau.
Dvořák Romance for Violin and Orchestra in F minor. I have personal baggage tied to that piece but think it fits the thread regardless.
I love love love this, and beautiful i agree with but for me it doesn't evoke sadness.
I'm bumping this thread just because.
Rachel's - Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte
Isolde's Liebestod - Wagner
Nuages (from the Nocturnes) - Debussy
First movement of Moonlight Serenade - Beethoven
Another vote for Debussy's Clair de lune, the first tune I thought of when read the threads title.
Chopin´s Nocturne op.9 No.2 (or any of his nocturnes) would be another for me.
Mozart's "Che soave zaffiretto" aria from "La nozze di Figaro" is also a little sad but dressed in beauty.
I don't have specific pieces in mind, but these composers come to mind:
I was listening to this one day and my wife who is not fond of classical music asked who it was. She thought it was beautiful. I was stoked. I've been working some stuff in here and there since then.
I find Froberger makes me a little melancholy.
This is one of my favorite arias ever written. Amazing given Orf''s penchant for the avant.
From Carmina Burana..
One of my favorite violin sonatas..