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iriki
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:06 pm 
 

Number 1: Epic and Tragedic OST-like

I'll throw a example of what I want, it could be a Concerto or OST.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5bRi_7WbV4


Number 2:Melancholic Piano piece
I really have no idea of what to describe here. It could be Piano solo, or piano + cello, or piano + string quartet, avoid orchestra.

Here some examples:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... Gys#t=339s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jh0WoUBDEs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjpVVPSluxA

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Garyuu
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:43 pm 
 

Here are two piano songs I found in my collection. I don't listen to much piano music besides Chopin and Mozart. There is also Goatcraft, but that doesn't fit what you are looking for.

Lantlos (mostly a black metal and post-rock band)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfTU6xGo8Tc

Die Verbannten Kinder Evas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVdYPJxsbUo

I always thought Once Upon a Time in the West's theme was epic and tragic sounding.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3Q8h-fDfEI

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Twin_guitar_attack
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:15 pm 
 

Chopin and Lizst will have enough great piano pieces to tide you over for a while.

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balbulus
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:03 am 
 

For melancholic piano, you really can't go wrong with Erik Satie. Two of his more well known works are the Gnossiennes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUAF3abGY2M

and Trois Gymnopédies:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7DBoiyBoJ8
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Garyuu
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:26 am 
 

I was listening to Nox Aurea, and the last track made me think of this thread.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx0UZo4IuHQ

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Blizk
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:06 am 
 

iriki wrote:
Number 2:Melancholic Piano piece
I really have no idea of what to describe here. It could be Piano solo, or piano + cello, or piano + string quartet, avoid orchestra.

Be'lakor have a song called Paths

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maladie
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:37 am 
 

Piano music:

I'm seconding Erik Satie and Chopin (especially his preludes).
Jean Sibelius (he also has some great orchestral stuff): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyHb9bkxl3k
Ludovico Einaudi is a great minimalist pianist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQcMvYLB8EU
Ketil Bjørnstad is this great great Norwegian pianist (and author), however his stuff varies quite a bit. For what you described I'd recommend mostly his albums with David Darling (The River, Epigraphs, etc) and his solo piano works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmMvv3QY9Hc

Orchestral music:
Elend: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRp9_Cw ... re=related
Arcana: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW3iws7jm-s
Henryk Gorecki for 20th century stuff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKk-w_0SpSw
Nobuo Uematsu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vCKFeO3nNs
Howard Shore: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prZ4RWWku7Y

I feel bad doing this but you might also like some of my stuff. Some of it is orchestral or only piano stuff. I don't have much yet but more is coming and it's of much higher quality than the ones on youtube but here's an example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqhtw5wr59Q&feature=plcp

Start off with those and then I'd be glad to recommend some others. I'm really into more classical stuff and even work in a classical music museum haha
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iriki
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:32 pm 
 

Thank so much, guys, I'll check all these recommendations out as soon as possible.


I'm aware of Chopin, but I really couldn't get into his music, I found a bit dull ):


I've heard a couple of songs here and I can say that Ludivico Einaudi and Nox Aurea songs really impressed me. I'll take a listen at the others.

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