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FnkyManifesto7

One of the Most Emotional Classical Pieces I've Heard.

Henryk Gorecki- Symphony No.3 aka Symphony of Sorrowfull Songs Movement 2. The second movement of Gorecki's most well known symphony is probably the most emotional movement. The music is very disonant and has serialist influence, and yet is so sorrowfull. The lyrics are in polish and are direct text from etchings in a gestapo prison made by an 18 year old Polish prisoner. The words are a plea to the Virgin Mary to comfort the prisoner's mother, whom the young prisoner knows is most sorrowfull. Gorecki's 3rd symphony is one of the most sucessfull modern classical pieces written, having hit the number 1 spot on the Billboard Classical Music Chart in the US and UK in 1993, having sold more than a million copies. This song is powerful.

[youtube] http://www.youtube.com/wa...vXjo9x0xtg [/youtube]

By the way, can anyone help me with posting the actual video onto the topic, I am having a hard time with it/.

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Reply #1 posted 07/30/12 12:20am

mwu

I think I heard it before, but cannot tell you where and when (When did you hear the Beatles for the first time?).

Pretty nice as a first listen, it is very modern indeed.

But I found the beginning a bit repeating boring.

Also the slow attack on the violins chords coupled with obvious crescendo and, yes, dissonant harmonies, sounds a bit too "easy" to me, but I will give another listen.

But first, I need something better than youtube and a headset, will work on that wink

Thank you for sharing biggrin

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Reply #2 posted 07/30/12 12:54am

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FnkyManifesto7 said:

By the way, can anyone help me with posting the actual video onto the topic, I am having a hard time with it/.

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Reply #3 posted 07/30/12 9:04am

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That one's okay (not my favorite, but everyone's taste is different).

If you like gut-wrenching tunes, I recommend...

Barber's Adagio for Strings...

Vaughan Williams's Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis...

The adagio from Beethoven's Piano Concerto Number 5...

The adagio from Mahler's Symphony Number 5...

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Reply #4 posted 07/30/12 9:16am

Graycap23

I prefer:

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Reply #5 posted 07/30/12 5:06pm

FnkyManifesto7

[youtube] http://www.youtube.com/wa...re=related [/youtube]

most well known as being the final song played in the Godfather 3 when Michael Corleone dies.

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