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    trying to combine drama and excitement, I tend to think of the Russians and especially Prokofiev. His "Cantata for the 20th anniversary of the Revolution" is in places wonderfully wild and over the top --this is the most extreme example. And there's never been a more powerful climax in music than the first movement of Shostakovich's "Leningrad".

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    Quote Originally Posted by rojo View Post
    You`re right arianna; I totally forgot about the orchestral version, which is great as well! But I still think I prefer No. 5 on violin. Now I`m not sure anymore! *goes off to find the orchestral version*
    I don't think I've ever heard No. 5 on violin. I think I'll check it out!

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    • Mozart's Requiem (expecially Dies Irae)
    • Bach's Toccata and fugue in D minor
    • Vivaldi's Gloria
    • Presto from Beethoven's 9th simphony

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    Funeral March from Chopin's B flat minor piano sonata

    Grieg's 2nd and 3rd movemnt of his A minor piano concert

    Leonard Bernstein's Adagio for Strings

    W.A Mozart - Requiem in D minor

    L. van Beethoven - Coriolan overture

    C. Debussy - Claire de la lune

    J. Sibelius - First movement for Violin concert in D minor

    And much much more...
    Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.
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    Must not one forget Beethovens Sym.No9"choral"-Furtwangler conducting...can't be beat!

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    Mahler's symphony no. 6 "The Tragic" for me is exciting,strangely enough. Florent Schmitt's La Tragedie du Salome is very intense-the composer may have had some nazi leanings though. Beethoven Sym. no 9 "The choral" is very exciting.Havergal Brians Gothic Symphony is awesome.

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    "Jami" by Kaikhosru Sorabji.
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Heh, I find much music exciting - so much that it would be hard for me to single out individual works... but I can at least start:

    Bach - Piano Toccata C minor
    Bach - Kyrie from Mass in B minor, St. John's Passion, numerous church cantatas
    Mozart - String Quintets in C major and G minor, K515, 516
    Mozart - Piano Concertos C major K503, D minor K466
    Mozart - Don Giovanni, 2. act
    Beethoven - almost all of his late works for piano and for string quartet + a lot of other stuff
    Schubert - Piano sonatas D major D850, C minor, D958 - A large amount of lieder
    Schumann - Kreisleriana, Carnaval, Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Piano Concerto
    Liszt - Faust Symphony, Piano Concerto in E flat, most of Annés de Pèlerinage, all three vols.
    Dvorak - Symphony #9, Cello Concerto, Sonatina for Violin & Piano
    Brahms - Handel Variations
    Brahms - Piano Concerto #1, d minor
    Brahms - Symphonies #3 & #4
    Brahms - Cello sonata in F-major, Violin sonata in d minor, Piano Quintet
    Mahler - Symphonies 1, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10
    R. Strauss - Elektra, Salome, Frau Ohne Schatten, Rosenkavalier, Arabella
    R. Strauss - 4 Letzte Lieder, Metamorphosen for strings
    Debussy - Images I-II, Preludes I-II, L'Isle Joyeuse
    Ravel - Piano Concerto G major, Gaspard de la Nuit, Miroirs
    Bartók - Viola Concerto, Piano Concertos 2+3, Concerto for Orchestra, a large amount of his piano music, Violin Sonata #2, String Quartet #5
    Janacek - Makropoulos Case, Jenufa, Katya Kabanova,
    Janacek - Sinfonietta, Violin Sonata, Galgolitic Mass
    Shostakovich - Symphonies 1, 4, 5, 10, 13, 14, 15, Concerto for piano with trumpet
    Stravinsky - Petrushka, Sacre du Printems, Les Noces, Symphony of Psalms
    Nielsen - Symphony #5

    Geez - I have to stop now though there is much much more...

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    Transcendental Studies by Kaikhosru Sorabji.
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Taras Bulba and Sinfonietta by Leos Janacek-These two works are very exciting and they sound unique. Close your windows before playing! The Tragedy of Salome by Florent Schmitt-the composer was French,but may have been a Nazi sympathizer-currently researching.Also,The Miraculous Mandarin by Bela Bartok-stunning clarinet writing.And The Divine Poem by Scriabin-lesser known than his Poem of Ecstacy,but very interesting,possibly a bit overwrought,but definitely a unique soundworld!

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    Opus Clavicembalisticum by Sorabji.
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Arvo Part symphonies 1, 2 & 3
    The orchestral version of Iberia by Albinez.
    Urban Dances by Danialpour.
    The Barber violin cto.
    Saint Seans piano cto #2.
    Lycramosa from the Berlioz Requim.
    Poulenc organ cto.
    Black Host by Bolcom.
    The Wild Bull by Subotnic.
    Alexander Nevsky by Prokofiev.
    Berlioz Symphony Fantastic.
    Bartoks cto for two pianos.
    Lutoslowski Concerto for Orchestra.
    Wagners Flying Dutchman overture.
    Ravel Le Tambeau de Couperin.

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    For me, it's Chopin's "revolutionary etude" it's super charged and makes me think "wow!". Also wish I could play it.

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    "Islamey" by Mily Balakirev.
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corno Dolce View Post
    "Islamey" by Mily Balakirev.

    From what I can see there's one very important omission:-

    Tchaikovsky's - Caprice Italien - A few quiet moments, but there are some that are wonderfully exciting!!

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