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newmod
09-29-2006, 02:01 PM
What Im looking for in particular are very sad pieces, but anything goes. I have a very limited knowledge of classical music (basically adverts and movies) and all suggestions greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
newmod

aadams73
09-29-2006, 02:11 PM
Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings (You hear this one played all through Platoon)

E Lucevan Le Stelle (from Tosca) by Puccini

Those are two of my favorites.

newmod
09-29-2006, 02:27 PM
Thanks aadams. I have Barber´s piece, I think it´s excellent. The Puccini piece I don´t know so will get hold of it. Thanks again.

alleycat
09-29-2006, 03:14 PM
Requiem, Mozart

Adagio for Strings, Samuel Barber (the music played at the funeral of Princess Grace of Monaco).

Kate Thornton
09-29-2006, 06:06 PM
Ravel's Pavanne for a Dead Princess

Shadow_Ferret
09-29-2006, 06:25 PM
Sorry, I don't listen to sad music. I don't see the point.

Bravo
09-29-2006, 07:50 PM
chopin: piano #4

really most of his work.

and the incredible hulk theme song. from the TV show.

seriously.

good luck

clockwork
09-29-2006, 07:52 PM
Satie's Gymnopedie No 1.

newmod
09-29-2006, 07:54 PM
Thanks alleycat, Kate, Bravo and clock_work9, Ill check those out.

Shadow_Ferret, what can I say, guess Im just a miserable bugger :cry:

alleycat
09-29-2006, 08:45 PM
There are different selections of the Barber piece by the way.

I didn't see that you already had it until after I posted.

rpl
09-29-2006, 09:05 PM
There's a great sacred-music compilation CD called "Tears from Heaven" -- excerpts from various requiems, etc. All vocal, mostly choral.

http://music.barnesandnoble.com/search/product.asp?z=y&EAN=090266860623&itm=1&pers=n

wordmonkey
09-29-2006, 09:12 PM
Evenstar (Featuring Isabel Bayrakdarian) The Two Towers Soundtrack

Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture (Tchaikovsky) especially the end which totally nails the end of the play

Destruction of Babylon 5

Vesti La Giubba from Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) - this one is painful and has a laugh that cuts through to your heart.

Mahler's 5th

My oldest son was in tears at the Mozart Requiem on the Simpsons.

scarletpeaches
09-29-2006, 09:13 PM
I favour anything Russian.

Did you know Tchaikovsky conducted with one hand to his jaw as he thought the jerking would make his head fall off?

Loon!

alleycat
09-29-2006, 09:16 PM
Of course, I find Barry Manilow music sad . . . if I have to listen to it.

billythrilly7th
09-29-2006, 09:27 PM
Essential Enya.

badducky
09-29-2006, 09:52 PM
Shostakovitch's Symphonies 4 and 10.

Barber's Adagio for Strings is overdone. Barber's two Essays for Orchestra are just right, and (in my opinion) better pieces of music. Also, Barber's Medea ballet is quite awe-inspiring.

Chopin actually did the famous Funeral March on Piano

However, for sad music, Shostakovitch symphonies 4 and 10.

newmod
09-30-2006, 05:00 PM
Thanks again to all who replied, I´ll be tracking down most or all of those. Much appreciated.

Serenity
09-30-2006, 05:31 PM
Brandenburg Concerto 1, Adagio, by Johann Sebastian Bach. Some of the most haunting violin I've heard.

(Then again, I'm partial to anything Bach. ;) )

Edit: Actually, just about any piece with 'adagio' attached to it is most likely going to have that 'mournful' sound.

Serenity
09-30-2006, 05:36 PM
Oooo! One more. Listen to the score from 'Band of Brothers', especially track 17: Discovery of the Camp. The music as a whole is brilliant and moving, but that piece is from a crucial (and horrifying/sad/oh-my-God-moment) scene in the mini-series.

brianm
09-30-2006, 08:10 PM
This is a great link for free classical music. You can listen and save (for one week) up to five pieces per day and email 5 pieces to yourself, per day. Unless you become a member, you are unable to download and save them permanently to your PC. However, you will be able to hear many of the pieces people have mentioned here, free of charge.

www.classicalarchive.com

One of my favorite sad pieces is Dvorak's, "Songs My Mother Taught Me." The rendition of it on the above site is particularily beautiful as it is a violin solo.

SC Harrison
09-30-2006, 08:38 PM
Brandenburg Concerto 1, Adagio, by Johann Sebastian Bach. Some of the most haunting violin I've heard.

(Then again, I'm partial to anything Bach. ;) )



You and me both. I'm a serious Bach-head. :)

newmod
10-01-2006, 03:09 AM
Thanks again to all of you

Azure Skye
10-01-2006, 05:55 PM
Mozart's Requiem is a good one.

I have a tape called, "The Top 15 of 1750" and there is this one piece that is just so sweet and melancholy. It is done by Marcello and is an Oboe Concerto. That's all the info I have on that.

aspier
10-01-2006, 08:25 PM
What I´m looking for in particular are very sad pieces, but anything goes. I have a very limited knowledge of classical music (basically adverts and movies) and all suggestions greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
newmod


Start Wagner ... complete oevertures of 'Ring des Nebelungen' - then go for Mahler. Boy will you cry once it gets into your blood. Later you can start with the Oratores. Anyway, here's my Opera page should you wish to dig into the 'heavy stuff'.

http://users.skynet.be/spier/operaindex.htm

Oh, I'm sure you'll love it. Classical music is a journey of discovery - a pleasant one that changes attitudes as you go along.

aspier

stormie
10-01-2006, 08:41 PM
Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" (Opus 27)

Pachebel's Canon in D Major

Nangleator
10-01-2006, 09:40 PM
...Destruction of Babylon 5...
Just the music makes tears squirt out of me.

The tin whistle track from In the Beginning is also pretty good.

Love, love, love the Brandenburgs, but I think of it as joyful music.

aadams73
10-03-2006, 08:17 PM
Saint-Saen "Le Cygnet"
Massenet "Meditation" from Thais

All this talk of classical music made me pull out my old Freed ballet slippers and put them through their paces in the living room. Great idea, until I bashed into the coffee table like a crazed wildebeest.

stormie
10-03-2006, 08:43 PM
All this talk of classical music made me pull out my old Freed ballet slippers and put them through their paces in the living room. Great idea, until I bashed into the coffee table like a crazed wildebeest.
:roll:

Mom'sWrite
10-03-2006, 08:52 PM
Richard Einhorn "Voices of Light"

This one will have you weeping by the end. I try not to listen to it while I'm driving.