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Classical/Traditional Music

Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by w0es, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. w0es

    w0es or gtfo

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    I'm listening to Iranian Classical/Traditional Music for a long time and I fucking like it.But now I wanna discover your country's Classical/Traditional Music.

    So from any country you are, name some of your country's traditional music that you think is cool.

    I may put some links here later to download traditional Iranian stuff.

    cheers
     
  2. unknown

    unknown fuck ftagn

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    for American classical music it really doesn't get more "American" than Aaron Copland. "Fanfare for the Common Man" is heard in tons of movies. "Appalachian Spring" is amazing, and so is "Billy the kid".
     
  3. JontRevolting

    JontRevolting FALSE ARREST! FALSE ARREST!

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    From my country I think Paul Kelly is the best at folksy/Australiana,there are probably more Aussie country performers like John Williamson but i would'nt recommend him,it's too countryfied.Paul Kelly does a great job of straddling Australian folk and pop,he's very good.Come to think of it I can't recall a better songwriter from Australia than him.
     
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    Dak mentat

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    This.
     
  5. Valerie

    Valerie ¯\(ツ)/¯

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    I'm part Russian so I will submit Tchaikovsky.

     
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  6. Thoth-Amon

    Thoth-Amon Hypochondriac

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    That's probably why I don't like Copland. :lol:
    I've always found him very Americana.
    Charles Ives is an interesting composer, he's got some very compelling pieces.
     
  7. Vitor

    Vitor Unconventional [Listener]

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    I don't like any shit from my country, at least nothing with portuguese lyrics, but i like some good instrumental brazilian bands, like Macaco Bong, look:


    Or you can go for Yamandu Costa. I wouldn't like the music if someone else had played, and yeah, quite traditional brazilian song:


    And if you like raw jazz/fusion, you can go for Neural Code. Kiko Loureiro from Angra participates:

     
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  8. unknown

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    "Interesting" is one way to describe Ives :lol: Though I've only heard his Emerson Concerto, Symphony No 1 and various Piano/Chamber/Vocal works. I like Copland because he's distinctly American. I'm a sucker for anything that sounds like it ought to be in a Western movie (like Sam Elliott)
     
  9. zabu of nΩd

    zabu of nΩd Blessed Are The Sick

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    I'd say Appalachian hillbilly bluegrass is among the heights of American traditional music.

    This video's not the greatest, but at least there are some hot chicks in it and there's not a lot of poorly sung gospel vocals:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaiGAIf3WpQ&feature=related[/ame]

    Also high on the list is Negro blues. Here's a couple fun ones (beware of random grating electronic noise in first one when they show the opening title text):

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkftesK2dck&feature=related[/ame]

     
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  10. -CyanideChrist-

    -CyanideChrist- Something in My Eye

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    If you're reading this Runk, do not post any dansband or you will put our country to eternal shame.
     
  11. Krow

    Krow Garbage Connoisseur

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    As far as classical music goes... I'm really not a huge fan, but Gustav Holst is pretty cool. (he's probably not from the us, but I dont really care)



    "traditional" american music, I can really only offer some americana~ish stuff, that probably isnt going to translate very well image wise... but I'll go ahead and post them anyway.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhV235GakRE&ob=av2e[/ame]
     
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  12. Thoth-Amon

    Thoth-Amon Hypochondriac

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    Not all of Ives works are readily accesible... though some ones I really dig are:

    Symphony 2
    Concord Sonata
    Central Park in the Dark
    The Unanswered Question

    Those are some of his most popular pieces also.
     
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    damnromulans Klingons do not faint

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    I don't really know anything about American traditional/classical music aside from Copland to be honest.

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all sorts of Mediterranean/Middle Eastern/West Asian traditional music though, so if you have anything good to recommend w0es I'd be happy.

    Japanese traditional music is really meh, too much empty space and it all sounds the same to my untrained ear.



    I was born in Korea and the most famous folk song is "Arirang" which is FUCKING AWESOME.



    The New York Philharmonic orchestra played "Arirang" in a visit to Pyongyang North Korea. Definitely a tearjerkingly beautiful rendition.

     
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  14. w0es

    w0es or gtfo

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    Robert Johnson
    Tchaikovsky
    Macaco Bong was kinda cool, wasn't traditional though
    Gustav Holst was one of my favs till now
    16 Horsepower is amazing western stuff!

    Strange that I liked almost all of the songs!
     
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    I'm confused as to whether this thread refers to 'classical music from your country' or 'the folk music of your country'. With Stenhammar and Alfvén both are covered.



     
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  17. Onder

    Onder Thoroughly thought-through

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    I don't know about traditional music, but as far as classical goes, both Gustav Holst and Copland are good out of this thread. I prefer romantic stuff out of eastern europe including my country of course. These are my favourite pieces or composers:

    Shostakovich, mainly Piano concerto in G (the one with the trumpet), his chamber stuff and mainly 7, 8 and 9 out of the symphonies.
    Prokofiev: Well, all of the shorts and violin concerto II. is just amazing
    Brahms - German fucking Requiem (this is my no. 1 piece of music right now, I'm seriously addicted to it)
    Jean Sibelius, romantic stuff from Finland
    Mussorgsky, Khachaturian and those raging eastern drunks alike
    Dvořák, Smetana out of czech, maybe Martinů too, but not the folky czech patriotic stuff
    Tchaikovsky and Strauss of course (that's like, a given)
    So far I can't get much into Ravel or Stravinsky, the later inpressionist stuff, but their time will come, I'm quite sure about that.

    Baroque and Classical period? Please no.
     
  18. zabu of nΩd

    zabu of nΩd Blessed Are The Sick

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    Glad you liked the Robert Johnson w0es.

    I was trying to find some decent sounding slave song performances on youtube, but couldn't seem to get anything. It's all done by a big choir, or a bunch of white people, or has some phony classical instrumentation with it. It's a shame we don't have any recordings of the real thing -- it was probably pretty moving to listen to, and of course it was an influence on a lot of the popular music genres blacks started in the 20th century.
     
  19. panzerfaust666

    panzerfaust666 German Asshole

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    When it comes to classical music, I'm more of a Solo Piano kinnda guy.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePfJV-78bQU&feature=related[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSsKJIzwapA&feature=related[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAsvRHXR_DE&feature=related[/ame]

    3 of my favorites
     
  20. Vimana

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    Well, as far as traditional goes in America, I listen to some Native American flute pieces. I listen to a lot more Jazz, though. My favorite Jazz musician is probably Miles Davis. As far as my own ethnic origins, I only listen to Latin music. I never looked much into African, Eastern European, or Germanic music.
     

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