• The Big Three Thread - Mozart, Beethoven & Bach
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[IMG]http://filesmelt.com/dl/mozartbeebach.png[/IMG] [I](This is only temporary. I need Photoshop, but used mspaint. If someone would be kind enough to make a new one...)[/I] This thread is about the "big three" of composers. Although it is debatable, I'm fairly certain that the big three are most commonly Mozart, Beethoven and Bach. First, let us begin with my favourite composer... Mozart. [IMG]http://filesmelt.com/dl/MOZART.png[/IMG] Mozart (born Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, babtismal name Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart) was a prominent and influential classical period composer who was born on January 27th, 1756 and died on December 5th, 1791. He was the creator of over 600 works, including symphonies, operas, chamber pieces and choral music. He was a child prodigy, and had composed his first symphony by the age of 8, and his first opera at 12. He brought the classical period to full maturity, with often experimental works. He will forever be immortalized as one of the greatest composers ever. [B]SOME OF HIS BEST KNOWN WORKS: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music) - 1787 [/B][video=youtube;GT7_Y1pIBb4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GT7_Y1pIBb4[/video] [B]Marriage of Figaro Overture - 1786 [/B][video=youtube;ikQNFqVkNNc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikQNFqVkNNc[/video] [B] Symphony 40 - 1788 [/B][video=youtube;-hJf4ZffkoI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hJf4ZffkoI[/video] [B] Piano Concerto 21 - 1785 [/B][video=youtube;df-eLzao63I]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df-eLzao63I[/video] [B]Magic Flute, Queen of the Night Aria - 1791 [/B][video=youtube;C2ODfuMMyss]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2ODfuMMyss[/video] Next up, Ludwig van Beethoven. [IMG]http://filesmelt.com/dl/BEETHOVEN.png[/IMG] Beethoven (born Ludwig van Beethoven) was a prominent and influential late classical and early romantic period composer who was born on December 16th, 1770 and died on March 26th, 1827. He was the creator of over 200 works including symphonies, an opera, chamber pieces and choral music. He was a child prodigy in piano, an would often perform publicly at a young age. He was the figurehead of the romantic period transition, and without him music would never be the same. He will forever be immortalized as one of the greatest composers ever. [B]SOME OF HIS BEST KNOWN WORKS: Symphony 5 - 1808 [/B][video=youtube;_4IRMYuE1hI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4IRMYuE1hI[/video] [B]Symphony 9 - 1824 [/B][video=youtube;ljGMhDSSGFU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljGMhDSSGFU[/video][B] Moonlight Sonata - 1801 [/B][video=youtube;vQVeaIHWWck]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQVeaIHWWck[/video] [B]Fur Elise - 1810 [/B][video=youtube;_mVW8tgGY_w]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mVW8tgGY_w[/video] And last but not least, Bach... [IMG]http://filesmelt.com/dl/BACH.png[/IMG] [B]! I AM NOT VERY BIG ON BACH, SO YOU GUYS WILL NEED TO HELP ME FILL OUT THIS SECTION ! ! THIS IS VERY MUCH A WORK IN PROGRESS, SO GIVE ME ANY INPUT AS TO WHAT I SHOULD ADD OR REMOVE ! [/B]
beethoven was gangsta, my vote is for him
Ah, Bach! [editline]12th March 2012[/editline] [video=youtube;_FXoyr_FyFw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FXoyr_FyFw[/video]
Beethoven and Bach are in my opinion on another level to Mozart. Even though Mozart was still undeniably and genious and his music is fantastic. For me Beethoven's music just carrys such an emotional weight. It's almost draining to listen to Beethoven because it is so involved and so moving and evocative. That just touches on something for me and draws me to his music. I love Bach because he almost single handedly saved the Baroque period for me. The fact that all the music of that time was written to strict rules and conventions makes the majority of the music from that time boring, similar and predictable in my eyes. But Bach managed to bend these rules in such a way that he made his music something unique and very, very special.
all are hilariously overrated but Bach is definitely my fav, followed by Beethoven. I've never really been fond of Mozart.
[QUOTE=lil timmy;35106743]all are hilariously overrated but Bach is definitely my fav, followed by Beethoven. I've never really been fond of Mozart.[/QUOTE] How are they all hilariously overrated?
"overrated/underrated" opinions are pretty worthless just to start arguements.
[QUOTE=AK'z;35110684]"overrated/underrated" opinions are pretty worthless just to start arguements.[/QUOTE] I guess you're right, I won't get into it. Anyway, can you suggest some of Bach's music I could put up above?
[QUOTE=Crimptor;35111142]I guess you're right, I won't get into it. Anyway, can you suggest some of Bach's music I could put up above?[/QUOTE] i've been listening to Art of the Fugue a lot which is pretty incredible, also the Goldberg Variations. been meaning to listen to Mathew's Passion as well.
No Stravinsky? Anyways, for some reason I'd always preferred Bach over the other known classical musicians. Followed by Mozart.
Some Bach classics: [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2j-frfK-yg"]Air on the G String[/url] [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipzR9bhei_o"]Toccata & Fugue in Dm[/url] [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwWL8Y-qsJg"]Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring[/url] [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8c8Bn0T4RFo"]Goldberg Variation 1[/url] [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KQW2YnCUrE"]Prelude No. 1[/url] [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zpf38dQpMzk"]Brandenburg Concertos[/url] [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-iueDWrw70"]Jesu, meine Freude[/url] He has a really nice mix of styles. I especially dig his epic organ works.
There is a disturbing lack of Vivaldi in this thread... Here: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbpAFzyrx5o[/media]
[QUOTE=Rad McCool;35119777]Some Bach classics: [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2j-frfK-yg"]Air on the G String[/url] [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipzR9bhei_o"]Toccata & Fugue in Dm[/url] [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwWL8Y-qsJg"]Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring[/url] [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8c8Bn0T4RFo"]Goldberg Variation 1[/url] [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KQW2YnCUrE"]Prelude No. 1[/url] [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zpf38dQpMzk"]Brandenburg Concertos[/url] [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-iueDWrw70"]Jesu, meine Freude[/url] He has a really nice mix of styles. I especially dig his epic organ works.[/QUOTE] Thanks, I'll put these in the OP. [editline]13th March 2012[/editline] Is anyone up for making a little banner to put at the top? My mspaint one is a bit lacking.
Holy crap, Beethoven Symphony 10. [video=youtube;tTD-MdT9RRw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTD-MdT9RRw[/video] It really is an excellent piece of music, although some parts aren't really Beethoven, the beginning and from about 5:00 onwards are good, top form Beethoven.
So much pretension in this thread already.
motherfucking bach [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q58HxRic3GU[/media] a little backstory to this one: it was written as a challenge. a king presented bach with a seemingly impossible subject matter for a fugue (you hear it at the very beginning of the piece) and ordered him to improvise one for him. so he did. this lead to the two ricercars, ten canons, and one sonata based on the subject matter, which bach called the "theme of the king", found in "the musical offering". "fuck you faggot" - JS bach
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE2muDZksP4[/media] My absolute favorite from Mozart.
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