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Offline amy

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most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
on: September 03, 2004, 10:35:52 PM
Hi!!

i need a list of some really slow, ultra romantic, inspiring, sad, (maybe mournful?) piece....!!!!!

give em alllll to me!
:)

thank you

amy

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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #1 on: September 04, 2004, 01:43:22 AM
"The trouble with music appreciation in general is that people are taught to have too much respect for music they should be taught to love it instead." -  Stravinsky

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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #2 on: September 04, 2004, 02:34:48 AM
Chopin Prelude in C#m (Op 45) -- beautiful, sad, goosebump kind of piece....

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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #3 on: September 04, 2004, 04:27:04 AM
Liszt - Consolation No.2 (Even more so than No.3)
       - Funerailles

Chopin- Etude Op.25 No.7

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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #4 on: September 04, 2004, 06:38:54 AM
omg!!  don juan, you have so many posts!!  congratulations! i just noticed that!  

(maybe you will pass Bernie!! oooooo!)
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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #5 on: September 04, 2004, 09:17:01 AM
Rachmaninov- Prelude in D major op 23-4
Chopin- Nocturne in C# minor, op. posth.
             Nocturne in C minor " "
Beethoven- Ecossaise in G major (Does anyone have the score)
Schubert- Impromptu in G flat
Schumann- Traumerie
Waste of time -- do not read signatures.

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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #6 on: September 04, 2004, 01:50:13 PM
Scriabin - Etude in C sharp op2
Chopin - Raindrop
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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #7 on: September 04, 2004, 03:03:36 PM
Well it's not sad, but have a look at Debussy's La plus que lente. What a piece...

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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #8 on: September 04, 2004, 07:34:08 PM
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Rachmaninov- Prelude in D major op 23-4
Chopin- Nocturne in C# minor, op. posth.
             Nocturne in C minor " "



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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #9 on: September 04, 2004, 09:51:46 PM
hey guys.. thanks for posting all these songs up!!!  Keep them coming!!!!

(hmm.... what Op. # is the Chopin nocturne in C# minor??)

No one likes Debussy's Valse Romantique?

haha...  Any sad pieces by Tschaikovsky? Mendelssohn? or Satie?

thanks...

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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #10 on: September 04, 2004, 11:21:12 PM
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Hi!!

i need a list of some really slow, ultra romantic, inspiring, sad, (maybe mournful?) piece....!!!!!

give em alllll to me!
:)

thank you

amy

what do you want the list for, btw?
Anyway: sad, gut-wrenching, mournful - Edvard Grieg, Peer Gynt suite: Death of Ase.
various Schumann pieces.
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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #11 on: September 05, 2004, 12:27:53 AM
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(hmm.... what Op. # is the Chopin nocturne in C# minor??)
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I pretty sure it doesn't have one. :)
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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #12 on: September 05, 2004, 05:17:52 AM
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Any sad pieces by Tschaikovsky? Mendelssohn? or Satie?

thanks...  




mendelssohn - lied ohne worte 19:1... its so pretty
also check out shubert - rosamunde 142:3 impromptu

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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #13 on: September 05, 2004, 05:27:00 AM
Oh, I just thought of another Liszt- Andante Lagrimoso, from the Poetic and Religious Harmonies.
(sniff sniff :'( :'( :'()

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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #14 on: September 05, 2004, 05:29:28 AM
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what do you want the list for, btw?



Yeah, I sorta wondered that too!  But maybe Amy doesn't want to tell! LOL ;)
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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #15 on: September 05, 2004, 07:54:21 AM
Well Tchaikovsy Piano Concerto No.1

O god... his violin concerto... is.. so...good...so good

(That section in Liszt's Concerto No. 2... where theres a HUGE run in the beginning.. and its a Piano - Cello combo section... always gets me!)

Beethoven Patetique Sonata gots the stuff!!


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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #16 on: September 05, 2004, 08:09:17 AM
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(That section in Liszt's Concerto No. 2... where theres a HUGE run in the beginning.. and its a Piano - Cello combo section... always gets me!)

oh I know what you're talking about!  However, I remember the second piano Concerto more for it's triumphant melodies in the 3rd and 4th movements.  Brilliant work!
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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #17 on: September 05, 2004, 02:53:00 PM
Saint Saens: The Swan
Schubert: Litanei
Waste of time -- do not read signatures.

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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #18 on: September 05, 2004, 09:24:22 PM
Hey Amy, I noticed that you avoided saying why you need this list!!  hehe ;)  So........ who is he?! LOLOLOLOL
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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #19 on: September 06, 2004, 03:37:59 AM
rachmaninov's elegie (op. 3 #1 im guessing)
and mostly any nocturne by chopin.

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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #20 on: September 06, 2004, 04:23:09 AM
Chopin's Ballade no.4 sounds mournful at some parts (and angry too).

Vaughn Williams' Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (has anyone heard it?) is sad, and maybe a little hopeful, but mostly sad I think. It's written for double string orchestra, and the sound it can produce is absolutely gorgeous.  

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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #21 on: September 06, 2004, 05:48:27 AM
hey guys... wow... thanks for all the posts.... I wish i've heard all these pieces, so now i gotta try to find their recordings and then get back to you !!!

Janice and egghead... i tend to like the sadder stuff..and appreciate them more (to my ears).... i enjoy playing slower, mournful pieces because my playing has to always be emotional or have some  personal story behind it (narrating the music as i play) to help me get into it.    All the pieces i've played so far at school auditions have been narrated to the hardships and depressing memories of my ex boyfriend..... i even teared up the whole way playing Raindrop at an audition....... the jury panel was quite moved?  :)

that's all... nothing special.... but i will try to find these recordings!!!! ahhhh... so many!

amy ;D

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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #22 on: April 07, 2005, 08:27:51 AM
chopin's op.48 no.1 nocturne works...up until the faster ending area however..

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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #23 on: April 07, 2005, 02:21:53 PM
Rachmaninov- Prelude in D major op 23-4
Chopin- Nocturne in C# minor, op. posth.
              Nocturne in C minor " "
Beethoven- Ecossaise in G major (Does anyone have the score)
Schubert- Impromptu in G flat
Schumann- Traumerie


I was going to say that Chopin Nocturne (the C# minor one), it is soooo immensely beautiful. I think it is my favourite Chopin nocturne. I always play it when i'm feeling sad hehe...
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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #24 on: April 07, 2005, 02:24:40 PM
Lol hehe i just noticed Bachmaninov's name! Like it...
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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #25 on: April 07, 2005, 08:12:45 PM
Hi Amy,


You should try Mc Dowell's "To a wild rose": really easy to play, but so beautifull...  :'(  (it always works well on a concert. 

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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #26 on: April 07, 2005, 09:48:52 PM
I would have to say,

the saddest piece ever is the 2nd mvmt of Beethoven's Op. 18 No. 1 Quartet.
the chords are so haunting. :o
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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #27 on: April 07, 2005, 10:03:14 PM
I'm surprized no one's mentioned the Franck Prelude, Chorale and Fugue. It's really morose and melancholy and it works itself into a big melodramatic climax.  I got so emotionally overwhelmed the first time I performed it that I started to cry at the end. :P :'( ;D Another really emotionally overwhelming piece is scriabin's sonata no. 3. I love those kinda pieces but they're a devil to learn.  :P

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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #28 on: April 07, 2005, 11:37:01 PM
Heh this thread makes me think of Arthur Rubinstein being bodyslammed by a gorilla.  Am I right?!

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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #29 on: April 08, 2005, 12:21:40 AM
I do think Rach's Elegie is the saddest piece of music I've ever heard.
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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #30 on: April 08, 2005, 03:34:22 AM
Try Mendelsohnn's Fantaisie op.28. I don't know the two others, but the first movement is just amazing! And it's not really "romantic-slow" all along, it has parts of virtuosity, but it has major parts of "romantic-slowness". Listen to this one, it's great!

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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #31 on: April 08, 2005, 06:16:03 AM
Tearful:Granados The maid and the nightingale  :'( .. it's hard not to get emotional

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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #32 on: April 09, 2005, 12:39:28 AM
Tearful:Granados The maid and the nightingale  :'( .. it's hard not to get emotional
yeah, but I just dont understand the ending to that piece.

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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #33 on: April 09, 2005, 01:06:10 AM
I made a girl cry with satie's first gymnopedie.

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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #34 on: April 09, 2005, 01:47:04 AM
I made a girl cry with satie's first gymnopedie.

I also made a girl cry with that piece, but it was probably under different circumstances than yours ..........  ;)

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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #35 on: April 09, 2005, 06:20:53 AM
I do think Rach's Elegie is the saddest piece of music I've ever heard.

OMG Most Passionate Piece Ever!!! Soooo good!

I also made a girl cry with that piece, but it was probably under different circumstances than yours .......... ;)

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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #36 on: April 09, 2005, 11:14:21 AM
How about:    Chopin: Mazurka op17 no4 a-moll ,also Etude op10 no6 eb-moll                     Medtner: Sonata Reminisenza op 38 no1  Scriabin: Sonata no 3 [III]        Rachmaninoff: Moment Musical in b-minor    Scarlatti: Sonata Longo 33 in b-minor                                          LVB: Sonata op.106  [III]   JSB: Sarabande from Partita no.6 e-moll   there's tons more, but these are some of my faves. I hope you can dig on 'em.   Enjoy, Sousa

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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #37 on: April 09, 2005, 11:47:40 AM
Ornstein's Suicide in an Airplane. That's a real tear-jerker  :'(

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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #38 on: April 09, 2005, 09:06:57 PM
OK, here's my input:
Bach's Prelude # 8 in e flat from WTC book 1
Rachmaninoff Vocalise
Chopin has so many, but particularly, Ballade #1, Nocturne #7 in c# minor, etude op 10 #6 in e flat minor
 

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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #39 on: April 09, 2005, 09:10:27 PM
Chopin's Ballade no.4 sounds mournful at some parts (and angry too).

Chopin Ballade No 4 is heartbreakingly sad and so passionate.  Also...can't believe noone has suggested the Etude Op 10 No 3 in E - Chopin himself said he would never write a more beauitiful melody!  Final three - Bach C-sharp minor, Eb minor and F minor preludes and fugues from book one are total tearjerkers.

PS...another three! ;D Barber adagio for strings, John Williams' Theme from Schindler's list and Elgar Nimrod - enough to have anyone welling up!  :'(
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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #40 on: April 09, 2005, 09:11:17 PM
rachmaninoff vocalise
rachmaninoff: moment musical no 4 in b minor, this is a MUST!!!!!
chopin nocturne in c minor

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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #41 on: April 09, 2005, 10:59:03 PM
perhaps not romantic, but Schuberts 6th moment musicaux in Ab major. So simple, in all its beauty.

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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #42 on: April 12, 2005, 03:57:31 AM
Rach's Op.32 no 10 B minor...powerfully tearful. 

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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #43 on: April 12, 2005, 09:50:01 AM
The music to Schindlers List

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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #44 on: April 17, 2005, 10:33:33 AM
hey guys.. thanks for posting all these songs up!!!  Keep them coming!!!!

(hmm.... what Op. # is the Chopin nocturne in C# minor??)

No one likes Debussy's Valse Romantique?

haha...  Any sad pieces by Tschaikovsky? Mendelssohn? or Satie?

thanks...

Tchaikovsky: Romance Op.5 and Does the Day Reign? Op.47 No.6 (this one's a song)

there's supposed to be a solo piano transcription for the song that's pretty awesome which i've only heard someone play once but i can't find the music anywhere.

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Re: most romantically-slow, tearful piece..
Reply #45 on: April 17, 2005, 12:52:10 PM
I was surprised nobody mentioned Satie's Gymnopedies until about the 30th post!
These get my vote...closely followed by Chopin's Nocturne Op. 9.
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