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That's not a piece.

But I guess you mean Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor "Quasi una fantasia", Op. 27, No. 2, Movement 1: Adagio sostenuto. Popularly known as the "Moonlight" Sonata.

 

Yeah. I find much of 14 quite melancholy but that particular adagio a little more so. His deafness caused him so much anger & sadness, I feel it every time I hear that piece.

 

also;

 

Shostakovich - possibly the saddest composer I can think of, a lot of his stuff is sad, esp, the slow movement from Symphony No. 5 or his String Quartet No. 8 in C minor.

 

The 5th movement from Beethovens C minor quartet.

 

Tchaikovsky's 6th the last movement I think.

 

& as others said definitely Gorecki's 3rd.

 

 

I probably should have said Moonlight Sonata, but I for some reason I find the nicknames annoying. I think they should be referred to by their proper names. I know I'm wierd. lol

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Shostakovich - possibly the saddest composer I can think of, a lot of his stuff is sad

Indeed, but it's easy to overlook the fact that he did some awesome happy stuff too. In case you're not aware of it, check out his Suite for Variety Stage Orchestra (or his Jazz Suite no. 2 as it is often incorrectly called). For example: link link

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Indeed, but it's easy to overlook the fact that he did some awesome happy stuff too. In case you're not aware of it, check out his Suite for Variety Stage Orchestra (or his Jazz Suite no. 2 as it is often incorrectly called). For example: link link

 

No, I haven't heard that one, at least I don't recall hearing it. I like! It's good. Thanks

 

*This makes me want to start a thread on what genre's people listen to most & what if anything they do while listening. I usually listen to classical while I cook, & psy while driving.

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NOT ELECTRONICA:

The God Machine - It's All Over

Mazzy Star - Fade Into You

Stabbing Westward - Why

 

TRIBAL:

Ulf Soderberg - I Vargmanens Tid

 

ELECTRONICA:

Rabbit in the Moon - Phases of an Out of Body Experience [original]

VNV Nation - Forsaken

 

AMBIENT: (I think these are the most moving)

Brian Eno - Prophecy Theme

Robert Rich - Tree of the Wind

Vir Unis - Fluttering Eyes

Oophoi - Seasons' Tide

 

and of course...

Grateful Dead - Death Don't Have No Mercy (at the Avalon Ballroom in the mid-late 60s, forget the exact date, think it was October? they were really on fire that night)

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Here's that Rabbit in the Moon track I spoke of... I'll be sincerely impressed if there's anything sadder than this in the trance genre.

 

Edit: Shit, that version is fucked up... it's like they warped the audio to make it faster than it should be... damn, wtf.

 

Appears to be on their myspace page though: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fusea...riendid=1946365

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Vangelis - Desolation Path

 

It just gets to me every time.

Vangelis made this for Blade Runner but it wasn't used in the film. For sure it's one of his greatest tracks, but he didn't release it until 26 years later. :wacko:

 

Excellent track !

Incredible track !

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Other Alice in Chains tracks: Rain when I die

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMm0bpbOOkU

 

Down in a hole

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-xa3GkJmVE&feature=related

 

I Stay away

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIg6EpZK_X8

 

Dinosaur Jr: Little fury things

 

Water

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMm0bpbOOkU

 

Raisans

 

R.E.M: Bad Day

 

Imitation of life

 

David bowie: I'm deranged

 

The Smashing Pumpkins: Eye

 

...and some other sad moments lying around in my collection...next time maybe :(

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Woah. The Vangelis track is awesome! And it would have suited the movie very, very well.

 

I like the Avalon Soundtrack by Kawai, too, but I think "Nine Sisters" off the same album is "sadder". :)

 

Anyways...more sad music:

 

Yamaoka Akira - Room Of Angel (Silent Hill 4 OST)...can't believe the amount of awesome in this song.

 

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

 

 

Deine Lakaien - Love Me To The End. Sad music from an other time in my life

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLq1HBtZLQU

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I think this is something very subtle. For instance, in US, Whitney Houston's "I will always love you" was played during funerals, while in some countries it was the most played song during weddings!!

 

Anyway, being 40 years old, I had the privilege of being a teenager during the melodic 1980s. This way I feel very nostalgic and sometimes sad when I hear some romantic 80s songs.

The song may not be particularly sad, but it makes me feel so.

 

But there's a particular singer whose songs are magic and they're sad also: Sandra. She had a lot of #1 hits, here's one of them (Maria Magdalena) :(

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JngdfOY82I

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