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Alright, here we go for a thread dedicated to classical music! @Gotterdammerung, @Dissenter, @Paulie, and @odinthor, thank you all for the great discussions so far, and for this idea!

Everyone is very welcome, and so is anything classical music related--from sharing videos to typing musicians and anything else you can think of! Enjoy!

I'll start things off with a nice video of the Brandenburg concerti, which takes place in the lovely Teatro alla Scala with violinist Giuliano Carmignola and conductor Claudio Abbado.
 

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In the book The Tristan Chord by Bryan Magee there's mention of an allegedly true story of a dying man who arranged for himself to be carried quietly into the back of an opera box so he could hear Wagner's quintet from The Mastersingers one last time before he died.

That's a neat story! I know I want some Mozart or other favorite pieces playing when I go, if it can be planned at all!
 

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I've always loved classical music. I don't play any instrument, but I did learn Canon in D major from a YouTube tutorial.... I've always loved this, by Mozart:


* I did make sure that my INFP daughter was well educated in classical music and she can play the clarinet quite well.
 

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Well, then there's the opera patron who I'm pretty sure intentionally offed himself during a performance of Verdi's Macbeth.

Opera Patron Dies in Plunge From a Balcony at the Met - NYTimes.com

As it happens, I was one of the radio listeners to this broadcast.

Um, but I don't mean to get us off to a gloomy start here. We can say that the power of music touches us deeply, and in profound, intimate ways!
 

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Well I'm still partial to this one. I realize that I have a pattern of being drawn to pieces (classical or not) that start off slow and gradually build in intensity. And now that I'm thinking about it, that might be why I find my favorite songs to be orgasmic in a way lol. I get ASMR during my favorites parts in this one too. It deeply resonates with my being.

 



This is a mash up of Let it Go and Vivaldi's Winter (done by The Piano Guys) which I love. I find it so invigorating. I could dance to both of these songs for hours. Really resonates with me and gets me moving.

 

 

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This is a live preformance recording Der Ring des Nibelungen conducted by Karl Bohm in 1967 at Bayreuth. It is said to be one of the best recordings ever made of the Ring cycle, along with Solti's and Karajan's recordings, it is very very well mic'd and the singers are mind-blowingly grand.

Here's a couple links for the casting and a couple of reviews review:

Ring - 1967 - Böhm - Adam, Nilsson, Windgassen, Neidlinger - Bayreuth


WAGNER Ring Cycle - Decca 4782367 [GD]: Classical Music Reviews - December 2010 MusicWeb-International




 

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This is a mash up of Let it Go and Vivaldi's Winter (done by The Piano Guys) which I love. I find it so invigorating. I could dance to both of these songs for hours. Really resonates with me and gets me moving.

 

That is so neat!! I love Vivaldi's Winter so much, and I can't deny that Let it Go is one of my favorite disney songs--and they really do work well together!
 

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I know this wonderful ENFJ from India, probably a 4w5, who also loves the Brandenburg concertos. He's a 67-year-old college professor who met online. We haven't met in person because his country and mine (Pakistan) are officially enemies and we haven't had the chance to meet on neutral ground. Though he is 66, old enough to be my grandfather, we get along famously. I went into a very dark place a few months ago and haven't talked to him since. Probably one of the finest intellectuals in South Asia, possessing superb writing skills. I'm listening to the rendition of Brandenburg concertos that Snowflake Minuet posted (excellent stuff) and I just began to miss him. Sigh!
 

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I know this wonderful ENFJ from India, probably a 4w5, who also loves the Brandenburg concertos. He's a 67-year-old college professor who met online. We haven't met in person because his country and mine (Pakistan) are officially enemies and we haven't had the chance to meet on neutral ground. Though he is 66, old enough to be my grandfather, we get together famously. I went into a very dark place a few months ago and haven't talked to him since. Probably one of the finest intellectuals in South Asia, possessing superb writing skills. I'm listening to the rendition of Brandenburg concertos that Snowflake Minuet posted (excellent stuff) and I just began to miss him. Sigh!
My favorite performance is done by Karl Richter. :proud:

 

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My favorite performance is done by Karl Richter. :proud:

Yes, I am familiar with it.

Glory to Bach, glory to INTJs, glory to Ni! :tongue:

Although, my favourite is this one:


Almost has an ENFPish feel to it. Gladdens ones heart the way Mozart's 15th symphony does.

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Simply perfect!


An excerpt from my diary, back in the day when I believed in a supreme creator. Then I discovered the wonderful phenomenon that is Natural Selection and there is was, a perfect explanation for all the patterns, the symmetry seen through the Ni lens.

That's the thing about Bach. It is the symmetry, the proportion, calculation and cerebrality in his music that makes it so perfect. Nothing is ever out of place with Bach. While his proponents present those qualities to justify his claim to the throne, his critics use them to dismiss that claim citing a lack of humour and empathy, which per them, follows such traits. Do we not see the same qualities all around us in things we consider so beautiful? Do we not see the same style, so often reflected in nature, In God's creation, and interestingly, In the works of Maestros such as Da Vinci, Raphael and Michelangelo, who share Bach's devotion for the divine?
 
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