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Let's Start The Top 300?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:09 pm
by andre92
We can't stop working, a think we should start it

Re: Let's Start The Top 300?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:20 pm
by Cerebral Classical
As I mentioned in the Top 200 thread, I would love to see Haydn's Clock Symphony No.101 included in the Top 200.

- Haydn "The Clock" Symphony No.101 in D Major Mov.2

- Frederick Delius's Winter Night ... re=related
used in several commercials over the years including Glade's Winter Candle Theme line of commercials in December of last year.

And while not necessarily classical songs, maybe open the list to rag songs? Such as that of Scott Joplin's Entertainer and Maple Leaf Rag?

Maple Leaf Rag

The Entertainer (I adore this song)

Then again, we don't even have a finalized Top 200 list so maybe we should hold off a bit? :)

Re: Let's Start The Top 300?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:35 pm
by Mikes
There are some pieces that cannot be omited in Top 300:

F. Chopin : Etude op. 25 n°9 in G flat major "Butterfly Wings"

Scriabin Etude Op. 8 No. 12

Rameau, Rondeau des Indes Galantes

This one should be in Top 100, I'm sorry Strauss-this is probably best waltz ever, Orgasmic at 0:50:
Tchaikovsky, Wlatz from Swan Lake

Chopin, Polonaise op. 53 'Heroique' starts at 2:15

Caccini, Ave Maria

Those are, I believe, biggest hits to be put on list:)

Re: Let's Start The Top 300?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:11 pm
by Cerebral Classical
I agree with Mike on the Swan Lake Waltz. It's featured in too frequently in popular media to be omitted. I hear it constantly, including (in the popular movie my kids love) at the ending of Despicable Me.

Re: Let's Start The Top 300?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:22 pm
by Nemo4225
Arensky, Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky

Charles Ives, Variations on America

Re: Let's Start The Top 300?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:59 pm
by kickassclassical
Hi guys,

Wanna thank you for participating in these forums. We very much appreciate your passion, input and support.

We do have the beginnings of a Kickass Classical Top 300. Like the Top 200 was for nearly two years, it's a work in progress.

As we populate this list, please think of it as an opportunity to include pieces that should have been included in the Top 100 or Top 200, rather than an opportunity to dig deeper. A subtle philosophical difference perhaps, but important because...

The Top 300 will be our final list. Anything beyond that is wandering into a field of depth not intended for this website, and better left to the classical music snobs.

A few other things to address...

Mozart favoritism. Yep, guilty. It's what we've observed in our research, as Mozart is one of the most compelling music figures with the most "hits." By the way, there's more Tchaikovsky than anyone else, but no one's complaining about him ;)

Movie music. We have no plans to include any more movie music, soundtrack or score, in the Top 300. No Williams, Morricone, Mancini, Jarre, etc. There's the Imperial March at #50 to make a statement and that's it. Maybe for our Top Themes page.

Showtunes. None of those either. No Gilbert And Sullivan. No Andrew Lloyd Weber. God bless 'em. Again, maybe for our Top Themes page.

Pop. None of that either. No Joplin. No Ragtime. See our Top Themes page.

Agreed on Swan Lake Waltz. It's #141 :)

Finally, we would be eternally grateful if before posting you took the time to review the Top 100, Top 200 and Top 300 (such as it is).

Thank you, and thanks for your input!

Re: Let's Start The Top 300?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:15 pm
by Nemo4225
We should put Charles Ives on there.

Re: Let's Start The Top 300?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:51 pm
by Cerebral Classical
"Swan Lake Waltz. It's #141."

Whoops! Sorry. :oops:

I'm not sure how I missed that, :lol: .

Re: Let's Start The Top 300?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:38 am
by andre92
The Storm at William Tell. I belive everybody alive knows this piece at 2:40. Appears at almost every cartoon when there is a storm.

Mass in B minor, very joyful:

Toy Symphony, popular at Christmas. A piece by Mozart's father.

Emperor Walts, played at balls

The Altumn, by Vivaldi, very formal

Jupiter Symphony, very formal too. Almost 2 million views at YouTube:

Titan Symphony, misterious

Clock Symphony, it sounds familiar too :mrgreen: :

Re: Let's Start The Top 300?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:59 am
by Mikes
My bad with Swan Lake Waltz:) I just looked over Top 200 list and didnt realize its actually in:)

Anyway, there's a ton of Tchaikovsky because his music is very frequently used (everywhere) and I'd say he had have kinda the Beatles or Queen ability to produce a hit:)
He is also my favorite composer so how can I complain:)

I'll probably look a bit closer over the weekend.