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Maestro Akhil Gardner

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Well no pieces have broken this stone.

But I am usually overwhelmed, with most good pieces.

Like Mahler's 2nd

Hindemiths Symphony in Bflat

Beehtoven symphony N.6 N.7

Mozart's Jupiter symphony?

Michael Torke's Green

Mahler's 6th

Richard Strausses tone poem Death and Transfiguration. (Tod und Verklarung)

Also Sprach Zarathustra

Dvorak's 9th

Tchaikovsky's 6th

Arvo Part's 1st and 2nd and the end of his 3rd

One of Chopin's Nocturnes Cminor n.1?

Scherzo in Bminor

Brahms Symphony n. 3 or 4

A few Beehtoven Sonatas.

Frederic Rzewski's improv with Joel Hoffman and this guy with curly grey hair who's name I can't remember played and tore an accordion apart.

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A lot of pieces have at some point, actually (though none of them consistently)...

Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5

Elgar, Symphony No. 1

Borodin, Symphony No. 2

Haydn, Symphony No. 44 "Trauer"

Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 3 "Scottish"

R. Strauss, Horn Concerto No. 1

Rheinberger, Piano Concerto

Bruch, Scottish Fantasy

Brahms, Horn Trio

Schubert, Cello Quintet

Brahms, Clarinet Quintet

Brahms, Piano Quartet No. 2

Schumann, Piano Quintet

Brahms, A German Requiem

F. Strauss, Nocturno for Horn and Piano

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Here's My Tchaikovsky Sob Festival List: :)

1:Symphony Nr.6 "Pathetique" (Movement IV)

2:Concerto For Violin & Orchestra in D

My Strauss List:

All 4 last "Songs" or "Lieders" - Only for the reason that It was the music that was played at his own Funeral :( (Apart from other pieces played at his funeral that is ).

What Human Could Go past "Don Juan" ?? - The sheer joy and Vivacity of the 1st Minute to the heartfelt conversation throughout the rest of the piece.

Akhil G.

Do keep the list comming ........... I must see .... all the different pieces people cry to and then compile one final list and listen to it on a really dark and rainy day ..... I'd really need buckets then !!

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I rarely cry to music, the middle section of Grieg Piano Concerto Mvt3 moved me very much though, it felt like flying through the hardanger fjords on some kind of mythological creature... So beautifull. :cool:

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Well I can't say I cry to music, but I am moved by so many pieces, here is a short list:


String Quartet No 13 - Mvt 5 "Cavatina" (Closest I've ever come)

String Quartet No 15 - Mvt 3

Piano Concerto No 4 - Mvt 2

Symphony No 9 - Mvt 3 & 4

Moonlight Sonata, Mvt 1


Tosca: E lucevan le stelle (The Corelli recording is my favorite)

La Boheme: Si, Mi Chiamano Mimi

Madama Butterfly: Un bel di, vedremo

Turandot: Nessun Dorma


Ave Verum Corpus

Serenade No. 10 in B Major, K. 361, "Gran Partita": Adagio

Piano Concerto No. 21, Mvt 2

Clarinet Concerto In A Mvt 2


Prelude in E Minor


Xerxes: Ombra mai fu


String Quartet in C Major, "Emperor," Mvt 2

Symphony No. 44 Mvt 3

Andrea Chénier: La mamma morta

Leoncavallo: Pagliacci: Vesti la giubba


Nimrod from "Enigma Variations"


Symphony No. 2 - Mvt IV


Recuerdos de la Alhambra

I'll just stop there, but there are so many others...

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I think the lastest piece that made me teary eyed was Rachmaninoff 3rd concercto. It seems to me, when properly played, that the song is very emotional.

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I know there are others, but only one is coming to me now.

John Corigliano's Cantata 'OF Rage and Rememberence' makes me burst into tears when it reaches the end. The aleotory part whee the choir is able to intone the names of loved ones that they lost is so eerily heartbreaking... and when the boy soprano sings the opening to the 23 Psalm in Hebrew, gah, I'm a goner.

If you hear nothing else of Corigliano, you owe it to yourself to hear this piece. It's a real tear jerker. That and unearthly beautiful.

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None. Though the 'Je souffre, je souffre' moment in the second part of Berlioz's Damnation de Faust, in the Solti recording, always vaguely gets me, and the viola pizzicati in Mendelssohn's Overture to a Midsummer Night's Dream once broke my heart. I still haven't figure out why, though, and it hasn't done so since. But I'm an emotionless bastard...

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well, let me be one of the few to put a more contemporary piece in the list:

the 2nd movement of Elliot Goldenthal's oratorio "Fire, Water Paper"... it's just one of those powerfully emotional pieces, full of intense drama and conflict, and it has a resolution that just tears my heart out.

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I hardly ever cry over music. I do experience INCREDIBLE emotions of joy, longing, tension etc but nothing that makes me actually cry.

For example, I ABSOLUTELY love Beethoven's Funeral March from the Eroica and the Grosse Fugue.

Two of my favourite pieces of music, both which brought extremely intense emotion to the forefront of my listening.

Alas, no crying.

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Mahler's second (fifth movement) does it for me. I think Debussy could very easily do it were I to listen to more of his music...

BACH'S CHACONNE for solo violin!!! It's like man's greatest imitation of the music God Himself would have written! I come so close to crying almost every time I listen to it...

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Here are my top five:

1.End of Sibelius 2

2.The second fugal section of the last movement of beethoven's ninth (when al the parts are moving under the suspended soprano note)

3.End of Maslanka's 4th symphony

4. The beggining of the recapitulation of Rodrigo's Concerto de Arunjez

5. The part in Dvorak's 9th, in the last movement, when the first part of the main theme of that movement is repeated, over and over, then overtaken by the triplet theme.

My apologies if I was incoherent in my desciptions.

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I dont' cry, I just get mega-depressed.

Work like that:

-Aerith's theme from Final Fantasy VII (There may be extra-musical associations with that)

-Hohner by David Maslanka. Robert Hohner was my instructors instructor, and I guess he was a really amazing guy, and a really amazing teacher. When he suddenly passed away at an early age, Maslanka wrote this piece for him, as a sort of requiem (apparently they were really good friends.) Last year when we hosted our chapter's PAS event, we performed that piece. However, what made it truly special was the ngiht before the performance we had a dress rehearsal with the full setup, which included doubling and tripling the marimba and vibe parts with students from other colleges. It was a wonderful sound, but there is one moment in the piece, when everyone hits this big C Major chord after all this chromatic business, that really got to me, especially with all the people there.

-That Was the Worst Christmas Ever! by Sufjan Stevens. A very bittersweet, very beautiful song.

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