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Offline classicalnhiphop

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what piece would you listen to on your death bed?
« on: January 19, 2015, 04:14:48 AM »
mine would be come sweet death by none other than Bach
OR
something awesome by mahler

Offline cwjalex

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Re: what piece would you listen to on your death bed?
«Reply #1 on: January 19, 2015, 04:33:12 AM »
cotton eye joe

in all seriousness i have no idea.  i think it will depend on my mood.

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Re: what piece would you listen to on your death bed?
«Reply #2 on: January 19, 2015, 10:24:16 AM »
Likely this, or aso something by this composer.  This is a powerful stunning piece.  Lauredsen is a musical genius and his music is described as "transcendental",  there is a documentary about this I'm trying to get
Is is consistently a goosebumps piece for me . Under right conditions can make me cry

Offline outin

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Re: what piece would you listen to on your death bed?
«Reply #3 on: January 19, 2015, 10:32:35 AM »
Mozart or something similar, then I'd be happy to get away...

Offline j_menz

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Re: what piece would you listen to on your death bed?
«Reply #4 on: January 19, 2015, 10:58:49 AM »
Mozart or something similar, then I'd be happy to get away...

Not Liszt's Dante Symphony as a sort of last minute geography cram on your new home?  ;D
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Re: what piece would you listen to on your death bed?
«Reply #5 on: January 19, 2015, 02:16:01 PM »
The Sun'll Come Out Tomorrow?
The Final Countdown?

Everyone listens to some 4'33" I suppose.


In reality it would be probably be in a hospital, with you laying in a bed, probably pretty zoned out, possibly not even able to hear anymore.  So on your deathbed it wouldn't matter.

So I'd go with a piece of music I like sometime before the deathbed part.

Which also bring up a very real point... At some point, there will be a last piece of music you listen to.  But you probably wouldn't realize it's the last piece of music you'll ever hear at the time... Probably a good thing if you really wanted to enjoy it, at least normally.
Favorite new teacher quote -- "You found the only possible wrong answer."

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Re: what piece would you listen to on your death bed?
«Reply #6 on: January 19, 2015, 02:29:08 PM »
Not Liszt's Dante Symphony as a sort of last minute geography cram on your new home?  ;D
I wouldn't leave my research to the last minute...

Offline Bob

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Re: what piece would you listen to on your death bed?
«Reply #7 on: January 19, 2015, 09:32:29 PM »
How about Wagner's Ring Cycle?  The whole thing.  And then I'd ask for an encore.
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Offline iansinclair

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Re: what piece would you listen to on your death bed?
«Reply #8 on: January 19, 2015, 10:40:31 PM »
Berlioz or Faure Requiem... depending.
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Re: what piece would you listen to on your death bed?
«Reply #9 on: January 20, 2015, 01:02:51 AM »
How about Wagner's Ring Cycle?  The whole thing.  And then I'd ask for an encore.

Exactly what I was going to say.  Or maybe Parsifal.

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Re: what piece would you listen to on your death bed?
«Reply #10 on: January 20, 2015, 10:37:10 AM »
Mozarts Symphony No. 25 in G minor.

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Re: what piece would you listen to on your death bed?
«Reply #11 on: January 21, 2015, 12:28:37 AM »
Probably something where you die when there's just an extra short coda section left... Except then you miss out hearing the whole piece, which stinks.  It depends who you want the listening experience for.

And then... It's probably going to be a bit awkward if the piece ends and you're still alive.  A bit of pressure there.  "You want me to play it again?  Maybe... Should I start from the middle somewhere this time?"
Favorite new teacher quote -- "You found the only possible wrong answer."