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I am quite familiar with O Fortuna. It's a piece that has been used in several movies & such. Jackass first came to mind lol I would call it overused ;-)

Yes it is overused, which is a shame, and seldom seems appropriate for the circumstances but here is, perhaps, its best use

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GY6uJlI-t14

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And Pachelbel's fucking Canon.

Re: classical? I really like classical music, usually mostly when I'm sleepy tho

Re: classical? bach - prelude, beethoven - moonlight and fur elise

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I like pretty much anything I can get my hands on when it comes to Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart, Vivaldi, Schubert, Schumann, Bach, Dowland, and others. I scored at my local record shop when I found Haydn's Concerto in D for Harpsichord and Orchestra on vinyl, as well as the sheet music for each of the movements. It's so cool. I also like classical guitar a lot. I regularly listen to Andrés Segovia and Daniel Estrem.

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I've got a small but decent collection of classical music CDs. Tchaikovsky is my favourite, but also good time pieces like Mozart's Requiem (that'd make a great username). I also love older church music like Allegri's 'Miserere Mei, Deus'.

There's no doubt that classical music has that transcendent, epic quality to it that no other genre has, except perhaps metal. 

It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of symphonic metal like Septicflesh and Fleshgod Apocalypse, as well as Dimmu Borgir's greatest album 'Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia'. 

But back to classical music, I love it. I also often listen to a classical music radio station in my car. That reminds me, I have one of those Great Courses dvd sets of the history and appreciation of classical music which I started but still need to watch. http://www.thegreatcourses.com.au/courses/how-to-listen-to-and-understand-great-music-3rd-edition.html

The world always looks different through the aural lens of classical music. 

 

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Classical is my favorite music genre only second to metal. Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Wagner, Holst, the list just goes on and on. I love drawing comparisons between classical and metal, and I believe that they make the perfect musical pair! e.g. Metallica and the SFS, Deep Purple's Concerto for Group and Orchestra, and Yngwei Malmsteen.

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I like classical music. I don't listen to it all the time of course, but I like it for some moods and situations. Usually when I want to enjoy a quiet evening or when I need to focus on something, like studying. I like French composers, especially Debussy and Satie, and Russian composers. Most metal fans I've spoken to like classical music as well. I believe it's probably to the complexity and emotion in both types of music. Just like classical music, metal is music for intelligent people, in my opinion. 

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