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Offline amanfang

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Death Pieces
on: July 06, 2004, 07:09:56 PM
What pieces do you know that were specifically composed with death in mind??  I am looking for anywhere from Baroque to modern.  
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Offline thierry13

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Re: Death Pieces
Reply #1 on: July 06, 2004, 07:37:02 PM
Hum : Beethoven 5th symphony
         Liszt's Totentaz(means : dance of the death)
         Saint-saens Dance macabre (dance of the death)
         Chopin Marche funebre
         Beethoven Marche funebre
         Liszt's Harmonie poetique et religieuse : funeraille
         
Others don't come to mind !

Offline willcowskitz

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Re: Death Pieces
Reply #2 on: July 06, 2004, 09:08:24 PM
Mozart's Requiem

Offline joell12068

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Re: Death Pieces
Reply #3 on: July 06, 2004, 10:36:46 PM
Ravel - Pavane pour une infante defunte = Pavane for a dead princess

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Re: Death Pieces
Reply #4 on: July 07, 2004, 02:57:44 AM
Bruckner's 9th symphony.  It was dedicated to God and was never finished.
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Re: Death Pieces
Reply #5 on: July 07, 2004, 03:25:00 AM
More Liszt: Liebestraum 2 - Blissful Death.

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Re: Death Pieces
Reply #6 on: July 07, 2004, 03:52:12 PM
Isn't Scarbo about a man who has just been hung??
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Re: Death Pieces
Reply #7 on: July 07, 2004, 04:18:50 PM
That's Le Gibet.
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Re: Death Pieces
Reply #8 on: July 07, 2004, 04:27:51 PM
That's right.... I got them temporarily confused  :P
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Re: Death Pieces
Reply #9 on: July 10, 2004, 02:24:32 AM
Beethoven op.10 #3  2nd mvt
Liszt: Mazeppa: the horse dies :o  how sad!!!
Pavane pour une infante défunte: supposedly it was not inspired by death.  The title is just words that Ravel liked put together...  A poetic effect.

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Re: Death Pieces
Reply #10 on: July 12, 2004, 09:34:17 PM
Janacek's Sonata October 1, 1905 was written in reaction to the death of a workman during a revolt at the university in Olomouc.  Movement one, Presentiment, is a passionate depiction of the uprising which leads to movement two, The Death, a somber and chilling finale to this unique but worthwhile work.
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