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    Re: Good depressing classical music

    How about Rachmaninoff's trio elegiaque No.1 ?
    I find it rather depressing even through its more energetic parts. And the way it ends is pure despair =D
    I want to live in this alternate universe T___T

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    Re: Good depressing classical music

    Franz Liszt - La lugubre gondola no. 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDEBfJxsJZ8), which I hear depicts the boat carrying Wagner's body down the Canal Grande in Venice.

    Giacinto Scelsi - Hymnos (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1n-DQonQhs)

    The Lacrimosa from Penderecki's Polish Requiem (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4l672HYgzow)

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    Re: Good depressing classical music

    Hello All

    Nice thread.

    I'm going for Shubert's piano sonata in B-flat major, D960. Not violently depressing, just resigned, melancholy, oil lamp lit room.

    I heard Alfred Brendel play the sonata at a concert in Birmingham last year during what became his farewell tour. I've got the Schnabel recording - an old sound recording seems to suit the music better.

    http://www.gardnermuseum.org/music/library.asp

    A source of classical music, and a biweekly podcast. Enjoy.

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    Re: Good depressing classical music

    Liszt, Totentaz for Piano & Orchestra (S 125) / Totentaz for Piano Solo (S 525) (more gloomy than sad imo)

    Wim Mertens - A Tiels Leis / Comme en Dormant / Zutzig (crying songs)

    Dvorak - Cello Concerto in B Minor (Op. 104)

    Einaudi - Ascolta

    Glass - The Poet Acts / Dead Things (also on the mentioned The Hours soundtrack btw)

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    Re: Good depressing classical music

    Quote Originally Posted by OutOfReach View Post
    Might not be a classic, but has anyone heard:
    Lux Aeterna (A.K.A. Requiem for a dream) - Clint Mansell
    I have! It's amazing, one of the best new ones out there.
    "Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for." -Bob Marley

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    Re: Good depressing classical music

    Beethoven has many depressing music... but he doesn't stay on that sentiment for too long.

    I suggest you try:

    - Symphony No 3 and No 7 - 2nd movements
    - Piano sonata No 7 - Largo e mesto movement
    - Hammerklavier sonata - 2nd movement

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    Re: Good depressing classical music

    Some of Gyorgy Ligeti's compositions are bleak and depressing to my ears. Don't ask me to name any offhand, because I can't.

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    Re: Good depressing classical music

    I hate the term classical music as pieces that were written back then did not all sound the same and, for example, could easily be called blues in some instances, etc. So I will suggest a couple of songs that I love that were written recently that seem right up your alley.

    Yann Tiersen - Comptine d'un autre ete l'apres midi
    Heavy Rain Soundtrack - Painful Memories
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    Re: Good depressing classical music

    Quote Originally Posted by cardinals_fan View Post
    I love deeply grim and depressing classical music. I've spent a ton of time googling, and I found some good stuff (this page was very helpful). Here's some stuff I like:

    * Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata
    * Rachmaninoff's Prelude In G Sharp minor, Op. 32, No. 12
    * Chopin's Sonata 2 (includes the Funeral March)

    Can anybody recommend similarly depressing classical music?

    EDIT: I just took a look at Pandora Radio. Very cool.
    Listen to The Passion of Christ soundtrack.

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