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Offline donjuan

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Chills!!
on: May 26, 2004, 06:54:04 AM
Have you ever listened to a piece of music that caused cold chills to run down your back?  The only piece that has done that to me is the ending of Beethoven's Appassionata.
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Re: Chills!!
Reply #1 on: May 26, 2004, 12:05:48 PM
Yes.  It's like an aural orgasm where the music just builds to a point where the skin on your back just climaxes and you feel them getting off on it.

The last music that has done that, given me the shivers, is Alkan's Op. 39-10, the Concerto finale, Allegretto alla barbaresca.  Near the end, there is the build up into this beautiful orgy where everything just fits.  It's about 8 minutes into the movement.  I love that piece.

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Re: Chills!!
Reply #2 on: May 27, 2004, 01:12:07 AM
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Yes.  It's like an aural orgasm where the music just builds to a point where the skin on your back just climaxes and you feel them getting off on it.

The last music that has done that, given me the shivers, is Alkan's Op. 39-10, the Concerto finale, Allegretto alla barbaresca.  Near the end, there is the build up into this beautiful orgy where everything just fits.  It's about 8 minutes into the movement.  I love that piece.

hmm, those arent the chills, I was talking about, but now that you mention it, maybe ill get a hold of that music! ;D
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Re: Chills!!
Reply #3 on: May 27, 2004, 01:56:58 AM
I know what you mean by the chills, I get them all the time in a lot of pieces of music. Things such as the big tunes in Rach2+3, or the opening of Une barque sur l'ocean by Ravel and generally anything loud by Beethoven! Having said that it could just be because I'm cold....! ;D

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Re: Chills!!
Reply #4 on: May 27, 2004, 04:07:30 AM
The presto con fuoco part of the gm ballade [chopin]
the scherzo in bflatm sempre con fuoco part
third movment of moonlight,
that scriabin etude [haha i help don't i?]

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Re: Chills!!
Reply #5 on: May 28, 2004, 01:09:59 AM
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that scriabin etude [haha i help don't i?]

Op 8 No 12?
you know, the one Horowitz plays..

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Re: Chills!!
Reply #6 on: May 28, 2004, 03:19:01 AM
speaking of scriabin, i always get chills on my back when listening to his sonatas (particularly the masses), guirlandes and vers la flamme.

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Re: Chills!!
Reply #7 on: May 28, 2004, 05:01:20 PM
Whenever I play the op.32 no.10 Rachmaninov prelude I get this feeling. After the drama of the second page, playing the third can be an incredible experience. The kind of music I dreamed about playing when I first started learning.

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Re: Chills!!
Reply #8 on: May 28, 2004, 05:17:29 PM
Lots of pieces. Right now, the last two minutes of Messiaen's "Vingt Regards" #20.
"I am sitting in the smallest room of my house. I have your review before me. In a moment it will be behind me!" -- Max Reger

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Re: Chills!!
Reply #9 on: May 28, 2004, 10:28:50 PM
Bach's Air from the Orchstral Suite gives me chills and goosebumps.

And of course Raindrop, Marche Funbré (spelling?)
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Re: Chills!!
Reply #10 on: May 30, 2004, 07:53:58 PM
how about the climax of ondine , infact the whole of it , but specially the climax, it sure gives me the chills, and well i think i should say whole of gaspard de la nuit.
prokofiev's toccata and ravels toccata, give me the chills at the very thought of how can one ever play them, hehe, specially the ending of ravel's toccata ( not many pianists have done a good job there, i have heard so many great pianists, including gieseking, francois,  and perlamuter ( who was also known for his debussy and ravel)  completely mess up that ending of ravel s toccata) ) .
i get those chills in ravels piano concerto s as well, both of 'em , and that section of trills in the first movement of piano concerto in G, wow,  it sends shivers down my spine.
prokofievs piano concertos, do the same  .
i ll be back with more pieces when i can think of them.

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Re: Chills!!
Reply #11 on: June 07, 2004, 05:39:33 AM
don juan
yeah op. 8 no. 12 d# minor
oh my god i want to CRRRRY when I hear it
anyway in comparison to the waldstein, how hard is it?

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Re: Chills!!
Reply #12 on: June 07, 2004, 06:53:21 AM
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don juan
yeah op. 8 no. 12 d# minor
oh my god i want to CRRRRY when I hear it
anyway in comparison to the waldstein, how hard is it?

If you have the sheet music like I do for it, you wil know how ridiculously difficult to learn the left hand is.  I dont know if I will ever try it.  
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