Sad Beauty in Classical Music

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  1. MrTAteMyBalls

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    Not really a symphony but chopins nocturnes are pretty great.
     
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    If this piece doesn't hit you in the gut you might not have a soul

    ;)
     
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    Gorecki- Symphony No3
    Look for the version with Zinman and Upshaw.

    Thank me later.
     
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    There is a whole catalog of Beethoven that fits this category, but this is the one for me, String Quartet Op. 135 no. III

     
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    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):

     
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    Dvořák Romance for Violin and Orchestra in F minor. I have personal baggage tied to that piece but think it fits the thread regardless.
     
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  10. beautiful liar

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    I love love love this, and beautiful i agree with but for me it doesn't evoke sadness.
     
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  12. beautiful liar

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    I'm bumping this thread just because.
     
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    Rachel's - Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte

     
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    Isolde's Liebestod - Wagner
    Nuages (from the Nocturnes) - Debussy
    First movement of Moonlight Serenade - Beethoven
     
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    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.
     
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    I don't have specific pieces in mind, but these composers come to mind:
    • Gorecki
    • Schoenberg
    • Debussey
     
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    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.
     
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    I find Froberger makes me a little melancholy.

     
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    This is one of my favorite arias ever written. Amazing given Orf''s penchant for the avant.

    From Carmina Burana..

     
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    One of my favorite violin sonatas..

     

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