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    Classical music work ABC game

    I don`t know if this will work, but who would like to try this- I`ll post a classical work starting with A, next poster`s work should start with B, and so on. It can be any work at all. One should post the composer as well, and any detail about the work that one feels is interesting (for fun.)

    Here goes-

    Aida- by Giuseppe Verdi. Some performances of this opera have featured real live camels and elephants!
    Last edited by rojo; Sep-15-2006 at 07:09. Reason: forgot to mention; you may omit 'the' and 'a.'
    ''Music, I feel, should be emotional first and intellectual second.'' - Maurice Ravel
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    Une Barque sur l'Océan, by Maurice Ravel - one of my favourite piano pieces.

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    Carnival ----- Robert Schumann

    A lengthy, difficult, beautiful, fun piece for piano solo. There is a story of a lady (not sure on name, maybe could google it but I'm lazy :P) She was touring in Europe, and one of the pieces she was playing was Carnival. She was playing wondrously, but when she came upon one of the more diffcult sections (Paganini Intermezzo) she FAINTED! People rushed out to help her, and when she regained conciousness, she went back to the piano and continued playing (just not the Paganini section).

    Anyway, at another stop a month or so later, she was playing the same piece, and it happened again. Only this time, there was someone in the audience who had been at the other performance, and noticed how she fainted at the exact same time as before! This ruined her performance career, so musicians take heed!

    And good luck with the "D" composition!
    Playing piano is 90% mental, the other half is physical.

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    Daphnis et Chloe, by Maurice Ravel. One of my favourite orchestral pieces.
    ''Music, I feel, should be emotional first and intellectual second.'' - Maurice Ravel
    ''The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.'' - Michael Jackson


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    This one might be a stretch.


    Brace yourselves.


    Here it comes.


    (The) Eighteen Twelve Overture -- Tchaikovsky


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    Good stretch, ParryHotter I like your humurous approach .
    On to the letter "F":

    Fallstaff ... an opera by Guiseppe Verdi (aka Joe Green)
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    Yup; that`s funny, PH.

    Grande Valse Brillante in Eb Major, Op.18, by Frederic Chopin

    Lovely piano work.
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    Hansel & Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck

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    Giulio Cesare' G.F. Handel for voice: (2 sopranos, 3 alto castratas , contralto, 2 basses) and orchestra
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    In the Hall of the Mountain King

    none other than Edvard Grieg

    Found a version for solo piano on The Sheet Music Archive free classical sheet music (legal in U.S., not sure about other places). This should be a fun piece to learn!
    Last edited by ParryHotter; Sep-15-2006 at 19:46. Reason: Edited for a fun fact! (maybe not fun, but a fact nonetheless)
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    Jenufa by Bohuslav MARTINU

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    Take your choice of Schumann's Kinderszenen, Op. 15 for the piano.

    I'll choose No. 6 Wichtege Begebenheit, the first and (regrettably) only one I've learned
    Playing piano is 90% mental, the other half is physical.

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    La Vallee des Cloches by Ravel

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    A Midsummer Night's Dream (Overture) by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

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    Night on Bald Mountain ------------- Modest Mussorgsky
    Playing piano is 90% mental, the other half is physical.

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