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Sweet 17!

Postby Catmando » Fri Apr 14, 2006 5:05 pm

Since I have some time to kill on this lovely Good Friday, I thought I'd prepare a couple of my favorites lists using my favorite number 17!

At that, here are 17 of my personal favorite Beethoven movements,as he's my absolute favorite composer. (In no particular order):

1.Piano Concerto No. 2 – II. Adagio

2.Piano Concerto No. 3 – III. Rondo – Allegro

3.Piano Concerto No. 1 – III. Rondo – Allegro

4.Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor) – I. Allegro

5.Piano Sonata No. 23 (Appassionata) – II. Andante con moto

6.Piano Sonata No. 8 (Pathetique) – I. Grave – Allegro molte e con brio ((not the more famous Adagio cantabile))

7.Piano Sonata No. 26 (Les Adieux) – I. Adagio – Allegro

8.Fidelio Overture

9.Egmont Overture

10.Violin Concerto in D Major – II. Larghetto

11.Symphony No. 3 (Eroica) – II. Marcia funebre: Adagio assai

12.Symphony No. 4 – I. Adagio – Allegro vivace

13.Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral) - I. Allegro ma non troppo

14.Symphony No. 7 – I. Poco sostenuto - Vivace

15.Symphony No. 7 – II. Allegretto

16.Symphony No. 9 (Choral) – II. Molto vivace

17.Symphony No. 9 (Choral) – IV. Presto – Ode to Joy


And another list of my 17 favorite movements from various other composers (again, in no particular order):

1.Blue Danube Waltz – Johann Strauss

2.Clair de Lune – Claude DeBussy

3.Concerto for Violoncello No. 2 in D major – III. Allegro – Luigi Boccherini

4.Four Seasons Concerto (Summer) III. Presto. Tempo impetuoso d’estate –Antonio Vivaldi

5.Harpsicord Suite No. 11 – Sarabande – Georg Friedrich Handel

6.Il Barbiere Di Siviglia – The Cavatina (Saper Bramate) – Giovanni Paisiello

7.Jupiter and Beyond – b) Atmospheres – Gyorgy Ligeti

8.Piano Trio No. 2 in E-flat Op. 100 – Andante con moto – Franz Schubert

9.Prelude in D flat major (Raindrops) – Frederic Chopin

10.Sarabande – Georg Friedrich Handel

11.Sheep May Safely Graze – Cantata No. 208 – Johann Sebastian Bach

12.Symphonie Fantastique – V. Songe d’une nuit du Sabbat – Hector Berlioz

13.Symphony No. 4 (Romantic) – II. Andante, quasi Allegretto – Anton Bruckner

14.Symphony No. 4 in A major (Italian) – II. Andante non troppo moderato – Felix Mendelssohn

15.Symphony No. 7 Op. 70 in D minor – III. Scherzo, vivace – Poco meno mosso – Antonin Dvorak

16.Timesteps – Wendy Carlos

17.Waltz II from Jazz Suite Orchestra No. 2 – Dmitri Shostakovich

If anyone's in a mood to provide any 17 of their favorites of whatever they wish, fire away! :D

Ray

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Re: Sweet 17!

Postby Catmando » Fri Apr 14, 2006 5:54 pm

I'll entertain myself with another 17 list - favorite miscellaneous things/people in my life. (no particular order, except for number 1!)

1. My lovely girlfriend, Korey
2. Cats
3. Sushi
4. Tim Horton’s
5. Tea (Green – Gen-ma cha, or English Breakfast)
6. Winnipeg Blue Bombers
7. Billiards
8. Movies
9. Golf
10. Board games
11. Sharks (they fascinate me!)
12. Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
13. East Indian Cuisine
14. Bocce
15. Curling
16. Northwestern Ontario
17. Chocolate
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Re: Sweet 17!

Postby piqaboo » Fri Apr 14, 2006 11:12 pm

Cant think of 17 of anything at the moment, but my favorite 17th is April. :)
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Re: Sweet 17!

Postby Andy Warton » Sun Apr 16, 2006 9:11 am

Being 17, I think I qualify to post something here...

Clair de Lune is a gorgeous piece! I can't have anything but respect and admiration for a man who could compose two pieces so varied as Clair de Lune and (I just know I'm gonna misspell this...) The Polliwog's Cakewalk, both fantastic pieces.
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Re: Sweet 17!

Postby bignaf » Sun Apr 16, 2006 11:14 am

Golliwog's
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Re: Sweet 17!

Postby Andy Warton » Sun Apr 16, 2006 3:50 pm

Lol - oops. Thanks, bignaf. :)
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Re: Sweet 17!

Postby bignaf » Sun Apr 16, 2006 7:55 pm

favorite 17 solo piano pieces (no order):
1.Chopin Ballade no. 1 in Gm
2.Chopin Scherzo no. 3
3.Beethoven Waldstein sonata
4.Beethoven Sonata no. 32
5.Crumb Makrokosmos volume 1
6.Crumb Makrokosmos volume 2
7.Mozart sonata in Cm K.457
8.Haydn Sonata in Eb
9.Grieg Wedding day in Trolldhagen (sp)
10.Ravel Miroirs
11.Debussy Images vol. 1
12.Debussy Images vol. 2
12.Chopin Polonaise in Ab Major
13.Chopin Mazurka in Cm op. 17. no.4 (?)
14.Chopin Nocturne in Cm
15.Chopin Ballde no.4
16.Scriabin Vers la Flamme (sp)
17.Chopin Barcarolle

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Re: Sweet 17!

Postby ai4i » Sun Apr 16, 2006 9:34 pm

Eight of seventeen reasons to exclude cats from your list:

1. They walk on your keyboard while you are typing
2. They walk on you with their sharp claws
3. They are as responsive as worms
4. Their tongues are like sandpaper
5. Their urine smells like ammonia
6. They are killing machines
7. They have no loyalty
8. They train you
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Re: Sweet 17!

Postby Catmando » Mon Apr 17, 2006 2:59 pm

Bignaf,

Alot of Chopin on your list, which I like. Being a relative newcomer to classical, I've only here about 6 different Chopin piano works, however I really like them. I do plan on adding Chopin to my classical collection in the near future.

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Re: Sweet 17!

Postby bignaf » Mon Apr 17, 2006 4:11 pm

good! the Ballades and Scherzos are great. If you don't mind older sound qulity, you should considewr some Arthur Rubinstein Chopin CD's. he's the golden standard in Chopin, IMO.
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Re: Sweet 17!

Postby Catmando » Mon Apr 17, 2006 4:44 pm

Thanks for the info bignaf. I'll consider some of A. Rubinstein's Chopin works.

I'm browsing over the EMI Classics box set as we speak, "Chopin: Piano Works", with Samson Francois as the feature artist.

The reviews overall on this box set seem favorable, yet Francois is considered an eccentric on these recordings. The one seemingly constant negative is Francois' Mazurkas versions on this set.

I'd be curious to know if anyone has this EMI Classics Piano Works box set in their collection?

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Re: Sweet 17!

Postby Jane » Mon Apr 17, 2006 5:48 pm

17 Random Words (in alphabetical order):

1- Accoutrements
2- Antipodal
3- Bantam
4- Confabulation
5- Coterie
6- Dernier cri
7- Enchiridion
8- Gasconade
9- Grandiloquence
10- Kibitz
11- Pablum
12- Pellucid
13- Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
14- Serendipitous
15- Tittle
16- Tocsin
17- Transpicuous
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Re: Sweet 17!

Postby Jane » Mon Apr 17, 2006 5:51 pm

And 17 Works I could listen to over and over again: (in no particular order)
1- Peer Gynt Suite
2- Beethoven’s 7th Symphony
3- The Planets
4- The Unfinished Symphony
5- Fire Bird Suite
6- Rite of Spring
7- Beethoven’s 5th Symphony
8- Moldau
9- Sinfonietta
10- Bach’s Requiem
11- Pictures at and Exhibition
12- Barber of Seville
13- Beethoven’s 9th Symphony
14- Fanfare for the Common Man
15- Piano Concerto No. 2 – Allegro (Shostakovich)
16- Pines of Rome
17- Double Violin Concerto

(Please forgive any misspellings or incorrect presentations of the works' titles. I'm still trying to learn to identify pieces by their correct names instead of humming a few bars and hoping someone will recognize it. :D )

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Re: Sweet 17!

Postby Catmando » Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:34 pm

17 Favorite food/beverages (no order)

1-Bakudan roll (sushi)
2-Tim Horton's coffee (3 cream, 1 sugar)
3-Pepperoni & bacon pizza
4-Diet Coke
5-Assorted tempura (sushi)
6-Pickled eggs
7-Cheese whiz toast
8-Scrambled eggs with ketchup
9-Chocolate bar with almonds
10-Fresh cut pineapple
11-Green tea
12-English breakfast tea
13-Turkey stuffing
14-Perogies
15-Aged Cheddar
16-Scallops
17-Hot corned beef sandwich with mustard

Wow, now I'm hungry!

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Re: Sweet 17!

Postby Marye » Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:58 pm

Timmy's coffee? Oi.... Canada
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Re: Sweet 17!

Postby Hexameron » Mon Apr 17, 2006 11:12 pm

The top 17 most underrated Liszt works:

1. Operatic Paraphrase of Meyerbeer's L'Africaine
2. Grosses Konzertsolo S. 176
3. Harmonies Poetiques et Religiuses 'Pensee des Morts'
4. Operatic Fantasie on Mozart's Figaro and Don Juan
5. Fantasie and Fugue on a Theme of Meyerbeer
6. Operatic Paraphrase of Verdi's Ernani
7. Paganini Etude No. 6 in A minor
8. Sunt lacrymae rerum
9. Symphonic Poem No. 8 'Heroide funebre'
10. Transcendental Etude No. 12
11. Romance oubilee
12. Funeral Prelude and Funeral March
13. Il Pensieroso
14. Reminiscences of Donizetti's Lucia de Lammermoor 'marche funebre'
15. Fantasie and Fugue on a theme of B-A-C-H
16. Scherzo and March
17. Aux cypres de la Villa dEste I
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Re: Sweet 17!

Postby bignaf » Tue Apr 18, 2006 1:45 pm

Originally posted by Jane:
And 17 Works I could listen to over and over again: (in no particular order)
1- Peer Gynt Suite
2- Beethoven’s 7th Symphony
3- The Planets
4- The Unfinished Symphony
5- Fire Bird Suite
6- Rite of Spring
7- Beethoven’s 5th Symphony
8- Moldau
9- Sinfonietta
10- Bach’s Requiem
11- Pictures at and Exhibition
12- Barber of Seville
13- Beethoven’s 9th Symphony
14- Fanfare for the Common Man
15- Piano Concerto No. 2 – Allegro (Shostakovich)
16- Pines of Rome
17- Double Violin Concerto
lots of ballet, or works later adapted for ballet...
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Re: Sweet 17!

Postby bignaf » Tue Apr 18, 2006 1:47 pm

Originally posted by Hexameron:
The top 17 most underrated Liszt works:

1. Operatic Paraphrase of Meyerbeer's L'Africaine
2. Grosses Konzertsolo S. 176
3. Harmonies Poetiques et Religiuses 'Pensee des Morts'
4. Operatic Fantasie on Mozart's Figaro and Don Juan
5. Fantasie and Fugue on a Theme of Meyerbeer
6. Operatic Paraphrase of Verdi's Ernani
7. Paganini Etude No. 6 in A minor
8. Sunt lacrymae rerum
9. Symphonic Poem No. 8 'Heroide funebre'
10. Transcendental Etude No. 12
11. Romance oubilee
12. Funeral Prelude and Funeral March
13. Il Pensieroso
14. Reminiscences of Donizetti's Lucia de Lammermoor 'marche funebre'
15. Fantasie and Fugue on a theme of B-A-C-H
16. Scherzo and March
17. Aux cypres de la Villa dEste I
top 576 overrated Liszt works:
1-576. Any piece by him that is actually played is overrated. :p
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Re: Sweet 17!

Postby OperaTenor » Tue Apr 18, 2006 2:08 pm

Top 17 operas:

1. Turnadot
2. Gianni Schicci
3. Tosca
4. La Boheme'
5. Madama Butterfly
6. Il Tabarro
7. La Fanciulla del West
8. Don Giovanni
9. Carmen
10. Le Nozze di Figaro
11. Die Zauberflotte( ;)
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Re: Sweet 17!

Postby Catmando » Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:17 pm

After Ludwig Van, 17 composers' works I wish to explore further (no order):

1-A. Dvorak
2-F. Mendelssohn
3-A. Bruckner
4-G. Mahler
5-J.S. Bach
6-A. Vivaldi
7-W.A. Mozart
8-G.F. Handel
9- F. Schubert
10-F. Chopin
11-C. DeBussy
12-J. Haydn
13-S. Rachmaninov
14-D. Shostakovich
15-P.I. Tchaikovsky
16-R. Schumann
17-J. Brahms

Plus many more!
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