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#1951849 - 08/31/12 03:02 AM passages that make you tear up every time
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#1951857 - 08/31/12 03:14 AM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: JoelW]
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I have never cried from music. But here's the one for me that is probably most relevant to this topic.

12:04 - end.


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#1951886 - 08/31/12 05:16 AM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: JoelW]
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#1951924 - 08/31/12 07:34 AM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: JoelW]
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There are no passges that get me every time, over and over again. Nothing ever really hits me hard unless there's some element of genuine surprise to it: maybe it's a piece I've never heard before, or a piece I haven't heard in a long time (so that I've forgotten some of the details), or maybe the presentation is sufficiently different to catch me off guard.

If I know exactly what's coming -- which is the case with recordings -- then my reaction goes a bit meta, as in "oh, here comes a crushingly beautiful moment, and there it goes" which just isn't the same thing as being crushed.

(Exception: sentimental reactions to music that I associate with some life event. Mostly pop songs, in my case, but I don't think the OP is asking about this sort of reaction.)

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#1951937 - 08/31/12 08:25 AM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: JoelW]
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1:50 til 3:05

Particularly the moment at 2:40


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#1951938 - 08/31/12 08:31 AM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: JoelW]
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Sorry, I have no specific passages in mind. The closest I can come to answering your question is this:

I can't play the 1st mvmnt of Schubert's D960, nor the 2nd movement of Beethoven's Op 10#3 without becoming a bit of an emotional mess.
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#1951963 - 08/31/12 09:20 AM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: JoelW]
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The last cadenza to Ravel's piano concerto for the left hand...

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#1951988 - 08/31/12 09:53 AM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: JoelW]
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#1952012 - 08/31/12 10:48 AM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: Gerard12]
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Originally Posted By: Gerard12

I can't play the 1st mvmnt of Schubert's D960, nor the 2nd movement of Beethoven's Op 10#3 without becoming a bit of an emotional mess.


Nice choices.

I don't think people have a specific piece that sets them off every time. Like someone mentioned, sometimes it's the element of surprise, the mood you're in, etc.

But all the times that this has happened to me, it's been at a live concert. There's something absolutely magical about a (really good) live concert - it's like transcending to a completely different world and state of mind.
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#1952018 - 08/31/12 11:03 AM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: JoelW]
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Debrucey, you know how much I love that section. (My favorite part is at 2:20).
Mr. Ferguson, no matter how many times I hear it, it still manages to touch me very deeply.

Pogorelich, I agree. A few years back I heard a live performance of the Turangalila. It was an extraordinary experience. You do not know how close I was to jumping up and dancing in the aisles during the Finale.
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#1952022 - 08/31/12 11:17 AM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: Pogorelich.]
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Originally Posted By: Pogorelich.

Nice choices.

I don't think people have a specific piece that sets them off every time.


ha I do........

How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place - Brahms Requiem

As a chorister I've performed the entire Requiem twice (served as rehearsal accompanist leading up to one performance) and have sung this particular selection on several occasions. It always has a profound impact on me.

http://youtu.be/aZcxpl30NOw




Edited by carey (08/31/12 05:36 PM)
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#1952039 - 08/31/12 11:58 AM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: pianojosh23]
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Originally Posted By: pianojosh23
I have never cried from music. But here's the one for me that is probably most relevant to this topic.

12:04 - end.



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#1952052 - 08/31/12 12:26 PM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: JoelW]
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08:11 to 08:50

This passage heart

is like the summary of my whole life.



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#1952058 - 08/31/12 12:43 PM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: JoelW]
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The second movement of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto - when the reprise of the beautiful main tune by the clarinet comes in pp with throbbing string accompaniment, my eyes well up..... grin
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#1952077 - 08/31/12 01:37 PM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: Kuanpiano]
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Does anyone know where to get a free score for this online?

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#1952080 - 08/31/12 01:46 PM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: JoelW]
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Most of the musical passages that really "get to me" are from vocal music, particularly opera or vocal with orchestra.

There are moments in the final scene of "Der Rosenkavalier" which are so heart-rending, both dramatically and musically, that it's difficult (for me) not to be profoundly moved by them : "Hab' mir's gelobt..." and "Ist ein Traum, kann nicht wirklich sein."

There is another "gotcha!" moment in Mimi's third act aria ("La Bohème, of course!) "Donde lieta uscì" where the tonality changes from A major to D-flat major (Mimi goes from a G-natural to an A-flat while the orchestra changes the tonality from a dominant VII on A to D-flat, with the soprano's words soaring upwards to a high B-flat : "... se vuoi, se vuoi serbarla a ricordo..."

As my third example, I can't decide whether it's the final vocal phrase in the closing measures of Mahler's "Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen," "In meinem Lieben, in meinem Lied" or whether it's the final orchestral measures of the same work: the long-held English horn's G before resolving to an F over the orchestra's already established B-flat major tonality; it is so poignant!

There are others, but : Basta!

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#1952084 - 08/31/12 01:54 PM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: JoelW]
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#1952087 - 08/31/12 01:59 PM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: JoelW]
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not to mention, 1:50 - 2:24

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#1952090 - 08/31/12 02:12 PM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: JoelW]
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BruceD, a man of exquisite taste.
But I do not tear up to "sad" music but rather to joyful things or to a brilliant solo or a gorgeously rendered coloratura passage or a gloriously resonant orchestra. I am particularly moved when an artist gives his/her best and both he/she and the audience (I) know it.

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#1952113 - 08/31/12 03:12 PM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: Andromaque]
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But I do not tear up to "sad" music but rather to joyful things...

I guess that's why the last movement of the Schubert Octet always brings a tear. If ever music could be profoundly joyful, well that is it.

Like Bruce, most of the music which most moves me is non-piano, particularly organ, choral (in or out of church) and solo vocal.
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#1952116 - 08/31/12 03:18 PM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: pianoloverus]
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Does anyone know where to get a free score for this online?

Here you go!
http://imslp.org/wiki/Elegie,_WWV_93_(Wagner,_Richard)
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#1952122 - 08/31/12 03:28 PM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: JoelW]
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Well it's not piano, but this gets me every time. Mirusia has the most beautiful voice I have ever heard.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=TkY9HtwXNU8

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#1952128 - 08/31/12 03:45 PM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: Kuanpiano]
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Does anyone know where to get a free score for this online?

Here you go!
http://imslp.org/wiki/Elegie,_WWV_93_(Wagner,_Richard)


THANKS!!!

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#1952154 - 08/31/12 04:22 PM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: JoelW]
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Beethoven Symphony No. 7, 2nd Movement This always grabs me from the first chord all the way through:

http://youtu.be/vCHREyE5GzQ

Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (18th variation):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQVi5MFt5M8&feature=related

Mozart Concerto 20, 2nd movement
I find the return to the main theme after the sturm und drang middle section very affective:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_33zTtiWPA

Lacrimosa from Mozart's requiem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-kJVmEWWV8&feature=related

Brahms Requiem (all of it, sang in the choir for a university performance back in the day, unforgettable experience)
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#1952314 - 08/31/12 09:01 PM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: JoelW]
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Oh, and this.

14:12 - 47:02. The movement preceding it (0:00 - 14:12) is pretty profound too - not only its music but in its influence on Wagner. If you know your Parsifal you'll hear it.





Edited by pianojosh23 (08/31/12 09:16 PM)

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#1952349 - 08/31/12 10:55 PM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: carey]
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How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place - Brahms Requiem


Yes! Absolutely. I had to grab a tissue just now from hearing it in my head (really).
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#1952353 - 08/31/12 11:12 PM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: jmcintyre]
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Originally Posted By: jmcintyre
Originally Posted By: carey
How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place - Brahms Requiem


Yes! Absolutely. I had to grab a tissue just now from hearing it in my head (really).


ha I grabbed a tissue when I posted the link this morning. !!
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#1952391 - 09/01/12 01:03 AM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: JoelW]
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Brahms Piano Concerto 2, 3rd movement
Liszt Ballade no 2

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#1952398 - 09/01/12 01:51 AM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: JoelW]
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Schubert: D960 second movement
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde, last movement - many places, but particularly the ending. Ewig, ewig ...
Mahler: Symphony #3, last movement. I'm not a great brass lover, but when the brass come quietly in with the main theme about 5 minutes from the end - it gets me every time.
Strauss: Beim Schlafengehen
Berg: Violin concerto, at the end where it all begins to dissolve.
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#1952457 - 09/01/12 07:11 AM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: currawong]
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Schubert: D960 second movement


That's the first music I thought of when I saw the subject line of this thread. I can't even listen to it anymore if the performance is any good, it's just too painful.
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Berg: Violin concerto, at the end where it all begins to dissolve.


Yes, the Berg... Interestingly, I just read that Christian Tetzlaff sees the dedication to Manon Gropius as a smokescreen, and that the concerto is really a kind of self-requiem.

Speaking of string music, the last couple of minutes of the Dvorak cello concerto...

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