Melancholic Strings

Discussion in 'Acoustic & Orchestral instruments' started by Garry, May 6, 2018.

  1. Bollen

    Bollen Active Member

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    Szymanowski is quickly becoming one of my favourite composers since I heard his King Roger opera... But I was surprised not to find my favourite composer listed here:

     
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  2. DavidY

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    I love the start of King Roger, and there were a few other bits I remember liking in there, but there are other chunks I'm pretty neutral about.
    Perhaps that's because I'm not generally a fan of the opera form overall.
     
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  3. ka00

    ka00 Senior Member

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    If the google definition of melancholy is: “a feeling of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious cause.“ then I would recommend checking out Thomas Newman’s soundtrack for Revolutionary Road. I find it utterly gutting. Although the piano does a lot of the heavy lifting.

    https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/revolutionary-road-original-motion-picture-soundtrack/324936679
     
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  4. Bollen

    Bollen Active Member

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    Yeah, same here actually. I can't stand the sound of opera singing, but sometimes they surprise me (it helps if some of the singers have a more subtle vibrato). I can think of only a handful of operas I've heard that I went yes! That's wonderful!
     
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  5. Leon Portelance

    Leon Portelance Composer | Songwriter

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    One of my favorite pieces, I love the last movement.
     
  6. Heledir

    Heledir Active Member

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    How about Ralph Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis:

     
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    Garry Senior Member

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    Yes, that one is in the playlist - quintessential to this theme I think. Love this one.
     
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