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BougieBeetle

@Ryu_Niiyama I like them too! Vivaldi's Four Seasons gets a lot of play from me, of course, that's one of the popular ones. Any particular recommendations?

The classical station in my area was playing Camille Saint-Seans' Carnival of the Animals the other day so I've been grooving on that lately, especially Aquarium.

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Ryu_Niiyama

@BougieBeetle I adore Vivaldi's La Stravaganza. (Although I play Taiko, my first love is the violin...which I only fiddle, my parents couldn't afford lessons 70 miles away and I grew up in a rural area with nothing local, but the denial led me to guitar and a love of Irish/celtic folk music.) Four seasons is a big love as well but like you said its popular. That being said props to the NEW SCHOOL as Barber's Adagio for Strings is my favorite piece overall. I like it in original format but I will admit I was introduced to it by Bond, so I tend to listen to their version the most. So good for working and it fits my musical style, refined but flavored with modern electro pop.

My favorite Haydin is Opus 20 (again heavy sting bias here)
That being said Mozart's Twelve Variations of Ah vous dirai-je, Maman is that piece that is both amazing and hilarious to me due to its insinuation in popular culture. You think it is so simple...its just Twinkle Twinkle little star right? And then It hits you and you are like "Who can play this with just two hands?!"

Then again I like modern takes on classical styles. Love the Yoshida Kyodai for that (they are known for the "Wii Song" in marketing- actual name Kodo inside the sun remix - I prefer the hishou version of Kodo actually but I thank Nintendo for introducing me to them.) My favorite song by them is Hayate and then Rising (which is a little too bombastic but still really good).

That being said, I'm listening to Perfume, as usual at work.

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ForgottenArctic

CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE

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Nothing is better than playing a game and having a character say something like, "What was your name again? I forgot. Oh! Forgotten!"

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PCkid

@BougieBeetle I'm absolutely sure of that.

That man ripped so much things that it's insane.
Have a look at "What's the buzz" from Jesus Christ Superstar...

Do you feel like a plumber being invisible after a touch on a star item ? LOL

@bimmy-lee I love France ! Wine, cheese, baguette and Debussy !

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BougieBeetle

@Ryu_Niiyama Thanks for the recommendations! Just got done listening to La Stravaganza, indeed a great piece. I'll have to work my way through all those Haydn quartets!

I never played strings myself but if I ever had inordinate amounts of time and money I'd love to learn the cello. I played trumpet in high school band, but I was never very good at it. Now I just whistle.

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BougieBeetle

@PCkid That's another interesting one! Again, not sure if I'd say "theft" or "inspiration" but either way it's clear where Mr. Kondo got the idea.

One I noticed recently comes from Mort Garson's Plantasia, an influential electronic album from 1976. Check out 13:14 (Concert For Philodendron & Pothos) and tell me if you don't hear a certain princess' lullaby...

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Ryu_Niiyama

@BougieBeetle No problem. I never get to talk music with anyone. My tastes are too out there I guess. (which is weird. I grew up on 90's alternative rock and lite grunge...and jpop.)

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Anti-Matter
Angel Eyes - E-ROTIC

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PCkid

@BougieBeetle WOW, it's again a pure plagiarism if you want my advice.

I really appreciate Debussy and trust me, Kondo like him really much too, especially in some Zelda's tracks.

Debussy rêverie and a certain "end theme" from A Link to The Past for example.

Koji KonLOL.

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PCkid

Another "inspiration" ? Hell yeah, no doubt about it.

This is a song from the year 1982, so way before the fairy theme... starts at 0:54.

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BougieBeetle

@PCkid Lol, I'm enjoying hearing all these! I think, in fairness to Mr. Kondo, you could probably do this with a lot of modern video game (or film) composers. Musicians often incorporate things they've heard, whether consciously or unconsciously, and the standard for music plagiarism (at least in the United States) is fairly high. John Williams' Imperial March from Star Wars is rather infamously similar to Mars from The Planets, for example.

Even classical composers did it, though. Check out Tortoises from Carnival of the Animals, it's just a slower tempo version of Infernal Gallop by Offenbach (aka the French Can Can).

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BougieBeetle

@Ryu_Niiyama Most of my friends' eyes glaze over when I start to talk about classical music, lol. But I also grew up on alt rock and classic rock (favorite band was They Might Be Giants), and of course video game soundtracks. I didn't get into classical music until relatively recently.

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Anti-Matter

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bimmy-lee

@PCkid - This is the lamest possible conversation to have here. All art is inspired by other art. If you can accept that, maybe you could appreciate that Kondo brought variations on classical compositions to video games, which is pretty amazing actually. If you were to compose a song, or program a game, would it be completely new and ground breaking, unlike anything the world has ever heard or seen, or would it be inspired by every piece of art you’ve ever admired?

bimmy-lee

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PCkid

@BougieBeetle That's great ! I knew for Holst and Williams but never payed attention to Galop Infernal and Tortoises !
And you're absolutely right about plagiarism all over the place. There is a band that trillions of people simply adore like thy are gods blah blah blah... MUSE.

Listen Bliss from 2009

And now, the music from TOP GEAR from 1992

And a mashup of the two tunes

@bimmy-lee inspired, inspired, inspired...ehmmm the nice way to say stolen...

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bimmy-lee

@PCkid - Or is “stolen from” an ignorant way to say “inspired by”? This conversation your pushing is reminiscent of an angsty teen who just realized their favorite DJ or hip hop group has been sampling Blue Note jazz tracks. Have you just now realized that everything is everything else? You, me, everyone else... we cannot create something original as we’re completely defined by our past experiences and influences. Some creations vary further from their inspirations, but that doesn’t change the fact that they are inspired. Most artists are eager to talk about the artists who inspired them. If you truly feel this way, then it should be impossible for you to appreciate anything other than maybe early humans clacking rocks and sticks together around a fire.

bimmy-lee

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bimmy-lee

@PCkid - That makes no sense. By all means, continue this stolen music conversation you’re having with yourself.

bimmy-lee

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