OT: The Semi-irregular Music Thread

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  1. MummRa

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    Yeah, I enjoyed both of those. I know of Shostakovich mostly because of his war symphonies. I'm a fan of those early-mid 1900 powerful Russians, Shostakovich and Prokofiev.
     
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    I haven't even heard the war symphonies, so I'll give those a shot. I mostly know Prokofiev from the "Battle On The Ice" scene from Alexander Nevsky and I actually just listened to his 5th symphony for the first time the other day. Powerful stuff.
     
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    Prokofiev composed the "Peter and the Wolf March" we all remember from Disney when we were kids. I love "Dance of the Knights" as well.

    The story behind Shostakovich's war symphonies is the truly fun part. He released a number of them, starting with the 5th, and they were considered propaganda pieces for communist USSR but some believe that he was actually staunchly anti-communist and snuck lots of musical cues into the 5th to hide derision under a fake layer of Soviet pride.
     
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    I love a good symphony
     
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    In my opinion the best solo Beatle album.
     
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    I'd take Plastic Ono Band, but ATMP is a great one.
     
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    The debut Lennon album (POB) is a really close toss up. Surely the most angst filled out of all of them. His vocals on Well, Well, Well make my throat hurt.
     
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    Yeah, the first one. I guess technically titled 'John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band'.
     
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