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On a hunt

Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 10:56 am
by Liu
Please help. I'm currently looking for music that in one word to describe is...beautiful (like "Piano Duet from the Corpse Bride"). Please can anyone make ANY recommendations.

Thank You!

To hear the Piano Duet (listen to it 1 minute from the start) click on the link...

Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 11:39 am
by jbuck919
It is not awful, but it is obviously a piece of movie music. Perhaps I can save some of our posters some time, for it takes quite a while to download. The piece is interrupted by a bit of dialog that goes (female): "Pardon my enthusiasm; (male): I like your enthusiasm."

If you want a serious piece of music of this general type, listen to the fugue in C-sharp minor from Book 1 of the Well-Tempered Clavier by Johann Sebastian Bach. It think it can be found online but I do not have the link. I promise you, you will not be disappointed. In fact, you will be quite converted, and welcome to the club.

And BTW welcome to the board. Stick around. We are always invigorated by new members.

Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 1:06 pm
by Liu
Thanks for the warm welcome and the great advice. That is exactly what I was looking for. I know that the last piece was from a movie but it was the closet thing I could find to what I wanted.

Cheers! :lol:

Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 2:00 pm
by Corlyss_D
Hey, Liu. Welcome to the board. Any relation to the Puccini heroine? :lol:

You might enjoy ---

Debussy's Girl with the Flaxen Hair, Clair de Lune, Arabesques, and Reverie.
Satie's Gymnopedies
Faure's Dolly Suite
All available on the disc I linked to. In fact I bet you'd like most of the music on that disc.

You also may enjoy the music of Michael Nyman, his score to the movie The Piano in particular. (Cut 4 is the most famous theme from the movie.)

Much has been made here of Dario Marianelli's soundtrack to the most recent release of the perennial Pride & Prejudice. The assembled ears were all abuzz as to how like Chopin and Beethoven the music sounded, even tho there wasn't a lick of either in the score. So you might want to check out the Chopin Nocturnes and the Beethoven Sonatas.

I have to put in a plug for Philip Aabeg, Michael Manring, William Mathieu, and Ira Stein and Russel Walder available for preview on Windham Hill's Winter Solstice II. John will sneer, but so be it.

Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 10:08 pm
by Ralph
You'll really enjoy recordings of music by Dittersdorf. Give it a try.

Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 9:29 am
by premont
Liu wrote:but it was the closet thing I could find
Nice to see buck handle above ...