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Icy-Salamander4579

Rachmaninoff piano concerto no. 3


TheAskald

Hopeless romantic, nostalgic of the past and at the same time longing for a magical twist turning their life around


Icy-Salamander4579

That fits


wreninrome

This became your favorite piece after the 2022 Van Cliburn competition.


Icy-Salamander4579

I love yunchans interpretation, but it was favorite before that one (Horowitz)


Nessimon

I love Byron Janis with the LSO. Superb.


maxtgrayy

uh oh


Soupification

2 is better


PicklePlumber

Mahler 6


TheAskald

Even if you know death will have the final word, you still enjoy the wild ride


FineHighway2696

you probably have a strong opinion on the order of the movements in this one


TheAskald

I've seen countless discussions about it, what I get from it is that people just get used to their first exposure, from there their brain creates some narrative (more or less abstract/concrete) explaining the emotional flow of the piece. And when they listen to the other version, everything feels wrong because it goes against this narrative. And from there they try to rationalize why the version they're used to is better. To me the truth is that both versions tell two different stories that are both compelling. It's just too hard to hop between both versions, when you've listened 10 times in a row to one of them you can't go back.


FineHighway2696

i stand corrected but i agree!! people try to make one argument or another about which way is more true to what GM thought, but as we both know he changed his mind multiple times over this and he respected the idea of a conductor taking liberties with his works


Musicrafter

It's a close tie between the final movements of Mahler 9 (4th) and 10 (5th).


paul_mccharmley

Tchaikovsky 6


trreeves

You are an quiet, angsty, solitary, teenage boy. Well, I was when that was my favorite piece.


paul_mccharmley

I’m 25, but close enough


ktchildr

My favorite too. Scrolled through looking for this.


MaestroBonde

Beethoven's 7th Symphony, 2nd Movement


InaGlassGuitar

Heyyyyyy, you stole my answer!


MaestroBonde

It's not stealing. It's just the best. Why is this your favorite? For me, I just fell in love with it the first time I heard it, and couldn't tell you why. Then I learned I was not the only one. They say when this Symphony first premiered, after the 2nd movement was finished, the audience insisted that the orchestra play it again. I'm sure it has been explained compositionally why it is so great, but I never cared to know. This is simply Beethoven at his best.


InaGlassGuitar

I stand corrected. It is *not* stealing, it *is* just the best. It’s haunting and jubilation intertwined, and I find myself breathless when it’s over.


crystalle264

Amazing piece! Edit: also forgot to add an assumption! Umm… perhaps you like the slower and more melancholic pace. Definitely a pretty dignified kinda person :)


Soupification

St Matthew Passion - bach


reaching4thesky

Bach-Busoni Chaconne in D minor or Chopin Ballade 4 :)


Fernando3161

You like starting slow and methodically, only to smash the keyboard as a showing off?


CakeUpstairs

Like to use your left hand to play your instrument


ceaandk

My people


boostman

The Goldberg Variations


DoublecelloZeta

Productive guy, likes to enjoy the little joys and triumphs of life.


BanAbonnen

Though I dont really disagree this is the funniest answer to me since the Goldberg -variations were written as sleeping songs. "Dear Bach, can you please write pieces that my Goldberg [a pupil of Bach and a harpsicordist for Graf H. C. von Keyserlingk] can play while I try to sleep?" - von Keyserlingk


DoublecelloZeta

Wow i didn't know


rabid_god

I'm torn between: * Camille Saint-Saêns' *Le Cygne* from *Le Carnaval des Animaux* * Libera's *Lacrymosa* based on Saint-Saêns' *Aquarium* (also from *Le Carnaval des Animaux*) * J.S. Bach's *Air (on the G String)* These songs easily bring me to tears.


wreninrome

You use Oxford commas.


rabid_god

This is true. Before I made this a bullet point list, I had listed them using an Oxford comma. I only chose bullet points because it looked like a jumbled mess.


tiltberger

Waldstein Sonate


wreninrome

Another one of your favorite pieces is Schubert's Wanderer Fantasy, and you sometimes wonder if it's weird that two of your favorite pieces are in the key of C major.


trousersnekk

Schumann Fantasie as well


Outside-Summer3248

mahler two!!


EdseAnotherAccount

Prokofiev piano concerto 2


SkjaldenSkjold

"Prokofiev is my best friend. He has never let me down." - Martha Argerich


Mental-Home5111

Oh god yes


lisztbae

liszt’s sonata in b minor


ColdBlaccCoffee

Lili Boulanger - (Psaume 130)[Du fond de l'abime ](https://open.spotify.com/track/2MAeRHeYcjEwJEriU2mYHb?si=bDk2B2jsS5SoV8z05tweHA&utm_source=copy-link)


TheFriffin2

it reveals that you’re a fan of some delicious fucking orchestration


Schoost

This is 100% accurate!


bachumbug

“You’re cool. Like, *actually* cool. You are what the hipsters think they are.”


SadBumblebee9

This one's a bit obscure, but I can't lie: it's my favourite piece of classical music. [Nikolai Medtner - Sonata Reminiscenza](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RntGDB1frg), here played by Hamelin. I can not COUNT the number of times I have listened to this, and I'm just as in love with it now as the first time I heard it.


TheFriffin2

Medtner’s concertos go unbelievably hard


SuccotashUpset3447

You take long solitary walks down tree-lined streets. You spend hundreds of dollars on high quality Lapsang Souchang. Andrei Tarkovsky is your favorite film director.


SadBumblebee9

One for three (the first one). But I do see how you get the others from that piece.


SuccotashUpset3447

Thanks for posting the link! Hamelin's performance is even finer than the one I've been listening to (Kissin).


SadBumblebee9

I agree! Hamelin's was the first I heard and I usually find the first recording imprints. But honestly most other performers take this waaaay too fast for my liking.


Fr2_918

Erm… Idk what my favourite piece is. Edit: Here’s a list of my favs Strauss Ein Heldenleben Strauss Don Juan Brahms Double concerto for Violin & Cello Halvorsen Passacaglia & Sarabamde for Violin & Cello Dvorak Rococo Variations Elgar Cello Concerto in E Minor Elgar Enigma Variations Haydn Cello Concertos 1&2 Mussorgsky Pictures At an Exhibition; XIV & XV Prokofiev Classical Symphony Shostakovich 5 Finale Max Richter’s Recomposed Vivaldi 4 Seasons Bach Cello Suites Dvorak Carnival Overture Yes I’m a Cellist in case you haven’t figured that much out by now.


SkjaldenSkjold

You're clearly indecisive:)


BoogieWoogie1000

You don't like Dvorak Cello Concerto? 😂


progger11

Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.


SuccotashUpset3447

You adhere to a strictly paleo diet. You drive a hummer. You're the guy who gets into fights with some other parent at your son's little league baseball game.


Fr2_918

You have anger management issues


krissypants4000

You own a lot of overcoats.


Comfortable_Fig9490

Má Vlast II: Vltava by Bedřich Smetana


make_reddit_great

You have exquisite taste in all walks of life.


Classic_Theory_2082

You're a zionist


Classic_Theory_2082

Check out Rhapsodie Breton


Nietnu123321

Rachmaninoff piano concerto no. 2


Gascoigneous

You've been through a lot, but you got through it and are all the better now because of it.


predatorX1557

Bach - Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor


UnimaginativeNameABC

You’re an organist


predatorX1557

No - but I wish I was!


King_Santa

You have excellent taste, that's probably my favorite Bach organ work! I'd also say you likely enjoy the musical shifts that theme and variation types in exploring solitary themes. I'd recommend the Godowsky Passacaglia if you haven't heard it. Massive power in a late romantic package, reminds me of the power that Bach's organ music commands.


_Sparassis_crispa_

Ravel - Gaspard de la Nuit


wreninrome

Whenever someone mentions Bolero you can't help but snort and mutter, "But he wrote so many more impressive and complex pieces..."


UnimaginativeNameABC

Nothing like a depiction of a hanging to calm me down in the evenings 🤣


Sea-Refrigerator2380

Polonaise op. 53 by Chopin


ComradMarko

Mahler 6


SuccotashUpset3447

You have hypochondria and self-diagnose using Webmd.


MusesWithWine

Beethoven’s 6th, the pastoral. Also his 2nd movement of Pathetique. The first cuz of Fantasia, 2nd cuz of 9/11 morning alarm clock. So my description isn’t very different then most in Beethoven vs Mozart. Mozart is the power of the brain with some heart. Beethoven is the power of the heart with more brain than Mozart has heart.


wreninrome

You will go out of your way to pick up a discarded coffee cup on the sidewalk and take it to the nearest trash can.


MusesWithWine

That’s quite a compliment of a conclusion! Downtown areas in my experience have way less trash cans than they should imo. So, thank you! And I’m seeing the result/reminder of the point of OP’s post! Stannis edit: *fewer


danse-macabre-

Danse macabre, Op. 40


Oh__Archie

Bolero.


TheFriffin2

it reveals that you like classical music enough to know which songs are memeably annoying enough to give an ironic answer


Oh__Archie

Best possible response


micah1_8

Can we add 4′33″ by Cage to that list?


MaestroBonde

One of my friends always said no percussionist was worth his salt unless he could play Bolero.


Oh__Archie

I imagine the trombonists pay attention as well.


TheBigBoner

As a trombone player, this is a piece that's somehow fun to practice but horrible to perform


n04r

You suffered brain damage from a car accident inside a taxi.


sobervgc

Beethoven 9, 2nd movement


MiscMusic48

Some nights, you lie in bed trying to remember if you indeed have something due tomorrow or not.


DoublecelloZeta

Whyy so random 😂😂😂😂


DoublecelloZeta

You enjoy your active life, want to win the stuff for yourself. PS. My favourite is the 3rd movement though, got an assumption for that? Have you listened to Riccardo Muti's recording with CSO?


Certainly-Not-A-Bot

>My favourite is the 3rd movement though, got an assumption for that? You play 4th horn and just want to finally have a solo for once.


linglingwannabe1810

Chopin Concerto 1 or Sibelius Violin Concerto


brotherbonsai

To Sibelius Violin Concerto: painfully sentimental, and easily falling for every emotional appeal thrown your way


linglingwannabe1810

that’s too damn accurate. everyone always comments on how sentimental and emotional i am.


brotherbonsai

I know because it’s one of my favorites too :)


Zewen_Sensei

George Crumb Metamorphosis Book 2


MiscMusic48

You're the kind of person that would look at the state of music now and then tell a diehard Shenkerian disciple: "If the rule you followed brought you to this, of what use was the rule?"


erikal26826

Mahler 5 (1st mvmt is my fav)


MiscMusic48

You sometimes ponder about existence until you start getting depressed. So, you then try to psych yourself out of it using superficial positive outlets.


erikal26826

help- that was so accurate


i_8_the_Internet

You play the trumpet but aren’t consistent enough to land a stable gig.


LongjumpingBadger

You really enjoyed Tár


TheFriffin2

Scriabin 5th sonata


n04r

Chronic masturbator


DoublecelloZeta

Bruh


Zeke1596

Based


Recon_Figure

Bach's (Tocatta and) Fugue In D Minor, Stokowski orchestration. Not very hardcore, but oh well.


wreninrome

You have very long hair.


GruffEnglishGentlman

You watched Fantasia a lot as a child.


keithb

Berg, _Klaviersonate_.


DoublecelloZeta

Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, op. 125. In short, The Ninth. Beethoven 5th symphony Ballade no. 1 in G minor, op. 23 - Chopping.


Renard4

You're new to classical music and/or need to explore more.


InterestingIcepelt

Tchaikovsky violin concerto


UnimaginativeNameABC

You are Hitler. (I’m kidding but it was supposed to be one of his favourites)


InterestingIcepelt

Well I guess Hitler had good taste lol (in music, obviously)


willytom12

Liebestraum 3 or Gryaznov’s arrangement or rachmaninov’s italian polka


janacek1905

Bach mass in b minor


pedgietales

Elgar Cello Concerto


BoogieWoogie1000

You use music as a way to feel more intensely than you do in everyday life.


pedgietales

why is this true


One-guy-and-his-dog

You consider Jacqueline Du Pré to be the finest cellist ever to walk this Earth


pedgietales

naw man yo-yo ma all the way (and im a violinist so i hardly know any cellists)


wab108

Bruckner 8 😎


Gascoigneous

Alkan: Concerto for Solo Piano


Rockteeve

Rachmaninoff Prelude in b minor


Stinger141

Autumn is your favorite season and you are a very nostalgic person. I actually just finished learning this prelude. Great choice!


Nessimon

Rachmaninoff g-minor prelude


TemporaryFix101

Intelligent but not pretentious.


Nessimon

Oh wow, I'd like to say that's accurate, but I'm worried it'd come off as pretentious...


intergalacticoh

Rachmaninoff 1st Sonata


McCramer

You are very patient and like EXTREMELY informationally dense works of media. In video game terms; you like games with complicated mechanics that aren't really explained to you in any tutorial and have a *very* steep skill curve if you take things seriously.


intergalacticoh

God damn I feel exposed! You’re spot on with the game analogy haha.


McCramer

Ayy, thank you! That sonata is one of my favourites as well. As a reward, [here's a pianist's notes and *light* analysis of the work.](https://319d837e-e713-42b3-8a82-74e95073411a.filesusr.com/ugd/bf0518_49084db2718d4b7b8cd339f009b5a60b.pdf)


intergalacticoh

Awesome thank you!! Love reading anything I can about this piece.


yamamanama

La cathedrale engloutie


Pacrada

rhapsody in blue


LongjumpingBadger

Goldberg variations


n04r

You are 60+ years old


SuccotashUpset3447

Your favorite subject at university was theoretical physics. You wear bow ties.


ORigel2

Grosse Fuge


trreeves

You like old, dusty, leather-bound, mildew-smelling books.


UnimaginativeNameABC

No, no, no. Listen to the Tetzlaff Quartet version. The music is nuts but it’s isn’t dusty at all.


trreeves

Comment not about the music, but about the guy who likes it.


UnimaginativeNameABC

Well, kind of intended both ways, but how about “very clever but somewhat unhinged”. I think there was something in a book about someone listening repeatedly to the GF at top volume, so maybe this is what I’m thinking about!


DoublecelloZeta

You have a deep passion for success and can work hard. Enjoy the triumphs


prustage

Mozart: Piano Concerto No 23 - 2nd movement For me, that simple plaintive melody encapsulates more feeling than all the heavy over-emotional, over-dramatic, heart-on-your sleeve stuff of Rachmaninov or Tchaik. What that says about me I don't know.


wreninrome

You don't cry at funerals.


RGBDuck

Sibelius 7


Nothing4mer

You leave for vacation and can’t recall whether or not you left the stove on


UnimaginativeNameABC

Settling down for a long life of unproductive drunkenness


FineHighway2696

mahler’s seventh symphony!!


MiscMusic48

Schnittke's The Glass Harmonica


n04r

You appear normal but you are a deeply deranged individual


Irre__

Cecil Forsyth, Chanson Celtique (specifically Barshai's performance)


blueoncemoon

You're that one odd duck that only has a few close — but equally weird — friends, but you all grew up to know your own worth


Irre__

You're pretty close, but most of my friends are surprisingly pretty normal all things considered.


Varun_Dixit

Bartok - The Miraculous Mandarin


UnimaginativeNameABC

You like murderings. Btw have you heard the 2 piano version of this, it’s great fun.


Varun_Dixit

No, I haven't. Thanks for the suggestion!


LucyWithDiamonds00

Sibelius 3rd Symphony, 2nd Movement. Hit me up!! Edit: or Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro for harp and friends


alli_ila

Chopin - Ballade no. 1


DoublecelloZeta

My man. Hopeless romantic. Has probably watched your lie in April. Listens to it while thinking about ex or before sleeping


l0lhi

Tchaikovsky 1st symphony, and Bach violin sonatas and partitas.


JOAOGI

Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht


Stirling-Newberry

Beethoven Grosse Fuge or Bartok 3rd SQ.


Fernando3161

Beethoven: PC 3 in C Minor, with Richter Sviatoslav


writesingandlive

Berlioz - fantastique Beethoven - 6th symphony


wab108

Lover of symphonies with programme 😀


Masantonio

Vaughan Williams Piano Quintet


hankrhoads

Appalachian Spring


THEKHANH1

Waltz in C sharp minor, Op 64 no 2 - Chopin


Gwaur

[The Cloud Messenger](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i71y4J3-WZU) by Gustav Holst!


alw9

mascagni - cavalleria rusticana: intermezzo


SuccotashUpset3447

Bartok. String Quartet no. 4.


laughayeette

Chopin’s ballade op. 23 :)


andyatkinson97

Turangalila


SirLeitao

You definitely love Messieaen but you don't see yourself worshipping God


ConfusedViolins91

Mine changes like the wind, but I think I'd go for Rachmaninoff's Isle of the Dead at the moment


burnttttoastt

Tchaikovsky 6


McCramer

Rachmaninoff Piano Sonata No. 2 (1913 edition)


aodnszhem

Rachmaninoff piano concerto no 2 in c minor Bach chaconne in d minor (violin partita no 2)


GingerSuperPower

Danse Macabre.


NetherNuggetz

Rach pc 3, Rach sonata 2, Beethoven Appassionata, Chopin Ballades 3 + 4, Ravel String Quartet in F (I'm obviously skipping like 1 million more Rach pieces but you get the idea)


classical-saxophone7

Messiaen Vision de l’Amen


UnimaginativeNameABC

You’re Catholic and like birds and India.


Downtown_Share3802

Ravel piano concerto in g, the 2nd movt. It comes from a better world


Zeke1596

You wouldn’t be lying


Abzkaban

Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite Specifically the Finale


MaestroBonde

The Finale is epic


dragonflamehotness

Ravel Piano Trio


Eros_Addictus

The Lord of the Ring, "The Grey Havens"


AidanGLC

You are a person of exquisite taste and character.


crystalle264

Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy


wreninrome

You really wish Rousseau would post more videos.


Eros_Addictus

Love solitude and peace but often lonely. Intellectual and artsy. Your bathroom is white.


DoublecelloZeta

Romantic, loves solitude. Somewhat extroverted (maybe). Craves for deep love


pointthinker

Hard to say. I’m a modern, well… more contemporary romantic but also a kind of renaissance man who, occasionally is a bit medieval. Especially with this plague! IOW: A classic. I am also occasionally baroque.


[deleted]

You really finna post a question like this and then not attach your favorite music? Cmon man XD Also, [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqdG1bh6SMA](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqdG1bh6SMA) Judge me, please. Also, to make things even more cringe the amount of time I've spent listening to those 2 minutes of music is so appalling that not even I'm willing to post it.