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Offline liszmaninopin

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heavenly sounding music
on: August 19, 2003, 08:45:55 PM
I know this is extremely subjective, but can anyone suggest any piano pieces that have a sound that could be described as maybe heavenly, water-like, mysterious.
An example of one in my opinion that sounds like that would be Ravel's Ondine.  Any other suggestions would be appreciated.

Offline rachfan

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Re: heavenly sounding music
Reply #1 on: August 20, 2003, 04:09:41 AM
How about Ravel's Jeux d'eau?  Liszt's Les jeux d'eau a la Villa d'Este, his Au lac de Wallenstadt, or his Au bord d'un source?  Debussy's Prelude "Ondine" and Les jardins sous pluie, not to mention Reflets dans l'eau.  If you like a more mighty sound, two Rachmaninoff Preludes might do: Prelude, Op. 32 No. 1 suggests a furious sea crashing on the cliffs to me.  Also, Op. 32 No. 9 suggestions being out on the huge swells of mid-ocean.  If you can find a soprano, you could do his Floods of Spring.  Oh, and there's Chopin's "Ocean Etude" and his Barcarolle, of course.   And all of Faure's Barcarolles.  Perhaps Griffes' Lake at Evening.  MacDowell's Sea Pieces too.  Those are off the top of my head.
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Offline la_carrenio2003

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Re: heavenly sounding music
Reply #2 on: August 20, 2003, 05:34:57 AM
For me, the Aria from the Goldberg variations is actually "the" heaven. The choral from the Prelude, Choral and Fugue of Cesar Franck and the 5th movement of the Shostakovich's Quintett are heavenly too. More Bach: the P&F no. 22 -b flat minor- from the first book of the WTC and from the second the nos.8 -d sharp minor-and 14 -f sharp minor-.
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Offline Beethoven87

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Re: heavenly sounding music
Reply #3 on: August 20, 2003, 08:19:10 AM
Well...  For heavenly sounding, personally, I find the third movement of Beethoven's Waldstein to be rpety heavenly, when the trills and the left hand scales get going...  For water, I'd suggest Debussy, but in addition to what people have said,  the Sunken Cathedral.
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Offline eddie92099

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Re: heavenly sounding music
Reply #4 on: August 20, 2003, 08:38:57 AM
Anything Martha Argerich plays sounds heavenly to my ears  ;) ,
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Re: heavenly sounding music
Reply #5 on: August 21, 2003, 06:17:30 PM
Debussy "Pour le piano" second movement is a Sarabande. It is slow, very solemn, and gives you the impression of walking in a old temple.

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Re: heavenly sounding music
Reply #6 on: August 22, 2003, 09:04:13 AM
chopin ballade no. 4 in f-minor

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Re: heavenly sounding music
Reply #7 on: August 22, 2003, 06:32:32 PM
Mozart's Fantasie in F minor (or is it D minor, I dont have the music with me). I think someone else here knows what I am talking about and can clarify.

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Offline dreamaurora

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Re: heavenly sounding music
Reply #8 on: August 22, 2003, 06:46:00 PM
How can anyone not mention Faure ? His entire compositions for piano sounds heavenly. Just listen to his Barcarolle No 1 or Romance Sans Paroles no 3, his 2 most popular piano pieces, i couldn't believe such beautiful pieces exist. If you want to learn more about Faure, do check out his impromptus, ballades, nocturnes, barcarolles, etc.

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Re: heavenly sounding music
Reply #9 on: August 22, 2003, 08:20:42 PM
I find Beethoven's late sonatas to be divinely inspired.  For example, Op.109 (especially the last movement), the fugue of Op.110, and the last mov't of Op.111.  Also, the Bach-Busoni Chaconne or a few other similar transcriptions have that quality too.

While arguable not "heavenly", there is a definite "soaring" or "floating" quality to the 2nd mov't of Haydn's sonata in A-flat, Hob.XVI:46, which, in my opinion, approaches heaven.

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Re: heavenly sounding music
Reply #10 on: August 22, 2003, 10:40:35 PM
OK, it is Mozart's Fantasy in D minor. It is Chopin's Fantasy in F minor. I get the two mixed up. Both are quite heavenly.

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Re: heavenly sounding music
Reply #11 on: August 30, 2003, 10:57:47 PM
The music by Patrick Doyle is very uplifting.  He is a film composer.  He has done work for films such as, "Great Expectations" and "Sense and Sensibility".  I love his work!!
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Re: heavenly sounding music
Reply #12 on: August 31, 2003, 01:34:08 AM
Philip Glass' soundtrack to "The Hours" or his piano compositions such as Metamorphosis 1-5 or Mad Rush,
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Re: heavenly sounding music
Reply #13 on: September 01, 2003, 05:03:36 AM
more heavenly pieces coming ,
ravel : un barque sur la ocean ,la valee le cloches ( or whatever it is, the valley of bells in english haha ) from his mirroirs,  even some of his valses from valses nobles et sentimentales seem mysterious and heavenly to meeeee,  his piano conerto in g , second movement
debussy : his prelue to afternoon of a fawn for piano, thats really cooooool,  
  rachmaninov  : his lilacs for piano, and so much moreeeeeeeeee,  like  ok this one has to be heard,  this transcription of a movement of his violin sonata by arcadi volodos, like heavenlyyy to the core,

there is so much more , like the prokofiev toccata , hehe just kidding , that is quite hellish haha, but still a little masterpiece
coming back to heavenly pieces
this one has to be mentioned

DEBUSSY : PAGODES FROM ESTAMPES
i think for some reason i can say this is my favourite debussy piano piece although i have so many fa vourites haah,  and that piece is heavenly for sureeeee,
and well
lots mroe
but i am tired writing now haha
also , if some one has heard the godowsky transcription of saint saens "swan " from carnicval of animals,
rachmaninov prelude  opus 32 , no.5 also has to be mentioned
lots more
but i ll save them for later
thats it for now
sahir :)

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Re: heavenly sounding music
Reply #14 on: April 06, 2004, 01:11:22 AM
SCHUBERT
- Impromptu in Gb, Op.90 No.3
- Sonata in Bb, D.960, opening movement

MOZART
- Piano Concerto No.21 in C, K.467, slow movement

LISZT
- Sonetto 123 del Petrarca
- Most pieces from Anness de pelerinage III
- Legend I (St. Francis' Sermon to the Birds)
- Consolations
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