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does anyone on here know amazing opera/classical songs???? im trying to make a cd and i need like 10 more songs lol....i already have Ave Maria and requiem
 

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man thanks for the help....all people do on this board is joke around, i was being serious and i get joke answers....if you dont have anything that pertains to the topic then dont post...
 

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man thanks for the help....all people do on this board is joke around, i was being serious and i get joke answers....if you dont have anything that pertains to the topic then dont post...
If you want answers here then don't post.

That being said, if you are respected here, then you may get a straight answer or two but this being BWOT, don't count on it.

What irks us most is some clueless and hot-headed noob with an inflated sense of entitlement bitching and moaning before coming to understand the place.

One needs to earn respect here and if your idea of classical music is Ave Maria and Requiem, songs that would most likely be featured in some $19.99 infomercial double CD set, it certainly does not cut it.

Also, it is not clear to me if you wanted a vocal work or some classical 'riffs' from best known works -- some symphomies just barely fit on a single CD. 10 tunes on CD, I am assuming 4 to 6 minutes per each piece.

Since Giants won the Superbowl and I don't want to be an total ass, here are some that are dear to me in the 4 to 6 minute range:

Pachelbel's Canon
Bach - Air in G (BWV1068)
Saint Saens -Carnival of Animals - any of the pieces but Aquarium and Swan are standouts.
Eric Satie- Gymnopedies
Debussy - Claire de Lune
Holst - The Planets - Jupiter, Venus and Mars.


Don't know enough about Operas - go glean Maria Callas or Pavarotti's greatest hits and same goes to other classical tunes as well.
 

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Isn't opera where they sing, and symphony where they DON'T sing???!!

A black girl, professional exec/yuppie and stark raving "WHO" fan once said that to me.

That said, here are a few I like a LOT:

Con Te Partiro sung by Sarah Brightman/Andrea Bocelli

YouTube - ANDREA BOCELLI & SARAH BRIGTHMAN



Time to Say Goodbye (Con Te PARTIRO) 1997 from Album Timeless

The Lyrics:
Sarah:
Quando sono sola
sogno all'orizzonte
e mancan le parole,
si lo so che non c'è luce
in una stanza quando manca il sole,
se non ci sei tu con me, con me.
Su le finestre
mostra a tutti il mio cuore
che hai accesso,
chiudi dentro me
la luce che
hai incontrato per strada.




Time to say goodbye. -- Con te partirò.
Paesi che non ho mai
veduto e vissuto con te,
adesso sì li vivrò.
Con te partirò
su navi per mari
che, io lo so,
no, no, non esistono più,
it's time to say goodbye. -- con te io li vivrò.




Andrea:
Quando sei lontana
sogno all'orizzonte
e mancan le parole,
e io si lo so
che sei con me, con me,
tu mia luna tu sei qui con me,
mio sole tu sei qui con me,
con me, con me, con me.




Time to say goodbye. -- Con te partirò.
Paesi che non ho mai
veduto e vissuto con te,
adesso sì li vivrò.
Con te partirò
su navi per mari
che, io lo so,
no, no, non esistono più,




Both:
con te io li rivivrò.
Con te partirò
su navi per mari
che, io lo so,
no, no, non esistono più,
con te io li rivivrò.
Con te partirò




Io con te.

English Translation

Time to say goodbye -- I'll go with you
Sarah
When I'm alone
I dream of the horizon
and words fail;
yes, I know there is no light
in a room where the sun is absent,
if you are not here with me.
At the windows
show everyone my heart
which you set alight;
enclose within me
the light you
encountered on the street.


Time to say goodbye. -- I'll go with you
to countries I never
saw and shared with you,
now, yes, I shall experience them.
I'll go with you
on ships across seas
which, I know,
no, no, exist no longer;
it's time to say goodbye. -- with you I shall experience them.


Andrea
When you are far away
I dream of the horizon
and words fail,
and, yes, I know
that you are with me;
you, my moon, are here with me,
my sun, you are here with me
with me, with me, with me.


Time to say goodbye. -- I'll go with you
to countries I never
saw and shared with you,
now, yes, I shall experience them.
I'll go with you
on ships across seas
which, I know,
no, no, exist no longer,


Both
with you I shall experience them again.
I'll go with you
on ships across seas
which, I know,
no, no, exist no longer,
with you I shall experience them again.
I'll go with you.


You and me. (less)

Category: Music
Tags: Sarah Brightman Andrea Bocelli Time to Say Goodbye Timeless

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Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings (American music, so haunting, sad.)

YouTube - Samuel Barber - Adagio for Strings, op.11

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1812 Overture. (Wonderful, with the cannons booming and church bells pealing!)

Part I

YouTube - Tchaikovsky - 1812 overture (Part 1)


Part II

YouTube - Tchaikovsky - 1812 overture (Part 2)

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Enjoy!!!



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Ravel's Bolero must be included in any top list of classics.
HA!

That is just sex put to music.

Any halfway sophisticated woman can spot that from a mile away...:D:p

Good choice, though...

Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" is great, too....
 

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Ravel's Bolero must be included in any top list of classics.
I agree on this one, but he could also do research on Montserrati Caballe, or Placido Domingo or Lesley Garret or the late and great Luciano Pavorotti - all of these people sang some of the most famous opera and classics:thumbsup:
 

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Try some work by Bryn Terfel a Welsh baritone with the rare blooming voice, wonderful rossinian ornamentation, confident and well ... Welsh ;)
 

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Try some work by Bryn Terfel a Welsh baritone with the rare blooming voice, wonderful rossinian ornamentation, confident and well ... Welsh ;)
Vonny, your pissed again, stop advertising and ge sober:cool:
 

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Sorry Eric I not with you on that joke , is it the Welsh you don't like or opera, you'll know if I pissed I take a piss on your leg then sing 'The March of the Men of Harlech' for you. :)
The welsh can sing and incredibly so. That was just a little fun on my part. But dont ask me to join in (I cant sing) as Im english;) Oh and I forgot to say they can act too.
 

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The History of Swan Lake

Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake was composed in 1875 as a commission by Vladimir Petrovich Begichev, the intendant of the Russian Imperial Theatres in Moscow. Like The Nutcracker, Swan Lake was unsuccessful after its first year of performance. Conductors, dancers and audiences alike thought Tchaikovsky's music was too complicated and hard to dance too. The production’s original choreography by German ballet master, Julius Reisinger, was uninspiring and unoriginal. Much is unknown about the original production of Swan Lake – no notes, techniques or instruction concerning the ballet was written down. Only little can be found in letters and memos. It wasn’t until after Tchaikovsky’s death that Swan Lake was revived. Much of the Swan Lake we know of today was a revision by the famous choreographers Petipa and Ivanov.
We do know that Tchaikovsky had much control over the stories content.

He and his colleagues both agreed that the swan represented womanhood in its purest form. The stories and legends of swan-maidens date as far back as ancient Greece; when the Greek god Apollos was born, flying swans circled above their heads. Legends of swan maidens can also be found in The Tales of the Thousand and One Nights, Sweet Mikhail Ivanovich the Rover and The Legend of the Children of Lir.
Swan Lake is known for its demanding technical skills all because of one extremely gifted ballerina, Pierina Legnani. She performed with such grace and discipline, the audience and everyone else who saw her claimed she set the bar. Every girl to dance the part of Odette/Odile after her was compared to Legnani's performance. Legnani performed 32 fouettes (a fast whipping turn on one foot) in a row – a move many ballerinas resent because of its extreme difficulty. However, Swan Lake remains a favorite for many girls because of it’s extreme difficulty; technically and emotionally. The prestige that comes with performing Swan Lake flawlessly is invaluable.
 
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