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Classical recommendations

Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by MorphineChild205, Apr 23, 2005.

  1. MorphineChild205

    MorphineChild205 Lt. Horatio Caine

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    Listening to all this Symphony X has really got me wanting to check out some classical work, particularly the darker and minor-themed pieces. Does anyone have any good classical suggestions that are similar to or have influenced Symphony X? Thanks!
     
  2. Luis

    Luis Mortal With Immortal Mind

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    Let me think...I have been a "classical" music fan since i was i kind, i think i can suggest the following "dark" works:

    Bach - Mass in B minor

    Mozart - Requiem in D minor

    Beethoven - Egmont Overture, Corolian Overture, Symphonies 5 and 9,Piano Concerto in C minor. Piano Sonata "Pathetique"

    Schubert - Symphonies 4, 8 and 9.

    Mendelssohn - Symphony num 3 (Kamelot uses the first movement in one song called "Siege"). Overture "The Hebrides". Vilon Concerto in E minor.

    Brahms - "Tragic" Overture.

    Holst - Suite "The Planets"

    Scriabin - Preludes for Piano Op 11. Etudes for Piano Op 42.

    You will find Symphony X has used some of those works.


    If you want to know the best recordings PM me.

    Hope this help
     
  3. MorphineChild205

    MorphineChild205 Lt. Horatio Caine

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    Thanks for the suggestions, Luis! I will now enjoy listening to these and figuring out what Symphony X songs they have inspired. Also, thanks for the Church of the Machine harmony in the other thread!
     
  4. soundgarden

    soundgarden I know how to be cool !

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    YOu should also check out the finale to Stravinsky's Firebird and Mussorgsky's Grate Gate of Kiev.
     
  5. dargormudshark

    dargormudshark Senior Member

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    Carl Orff-Carmina Burana
    Jean Sibelius
    Bela Bartok
    Wagner
     
  6. Rose Immortal

    Rose Immortal Spirit of Hope

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    A cool piece, but if you want to hear something really metal, check out Rite of Spring. I'd really love to hear Romeo and LePond tearing it up on that one...
     
  7. The Ruler

    The Ruler New Metal Member

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    Hmmz, It's not really pure classical but give Dimmu Borgir - Death Cult Armageddon a try. This cd is nothing short of amazing and loaded with ultra medlodic classical stuff. It's all done with the infamous 50 piece prague orchestra. I know not many prog fans can withstand the blackmetal vocals but if you give it enough time you might learn to like it. I sure did and I didn't want anything to do with that stuff in the past. BTW this cd also has brilliant clean vocals as well.
     
  8. dargormudshark

    dargormudshark Senior Member

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    I think Mustis will be a great composer one day..for like Movies or something his work is soo incredible
     
  9. Rifugium

    Rifugium Umphreak 3

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    Greatest song ever written in the history of music.
     
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    vivaldi's four seasons,not dark but it sounds so fuckin metal to my ears
     
  11. Progbass

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    Mussorgsky - A Night On The Bald Mountain, Dukes - The Sorcerers Apprentice, Dvorak - New World Symphony, Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet, Verdi - Requiem, that's all I can think
    of now.
     
  12. The Ruler

    The Ruler New Metal Member

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    yeah tho I sure hope he'll stay with Dimmu
     
  13. dargormudshark

    dargormudshark Senior Member

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    Well yeah
     
  14. greenaxer

    greenaxer Knight of the Templar

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    Here's some cool stuff I've been listening to that you should check out sometime:

    Bruckner - Te Deum
    Bruckner - Symphony no. 4
    Samson and Delilah
    Respighi - Pines of Rome
    Final Fantasy VIII - Liberi Fatali (intense. really awesome)

    By the way, I'm new here. What's up to everyone :)
     
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    anything by Mussorgsky...especially Pictures at an Exhibition (which contains the Great Gate of Kiev).

    Robert W Smith composed some cool pieces
     
  16. soundgarden

    soundgarden I know how to be cool !

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    YAY! :headbang: Great Gate of Kiev is SOOO \m/



    :Spin: Welcome to the forums greenaxer! :Spin:
     
  17. Beelzebub

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    Welcome greenaxer!

    I read your location and now I have the song stuck in my head... "Out in the west Texas town of El Paso... I fell in love with a Mexican girl..." :)
     

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