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Musical climaxes, I mean.

This ought to be reached by some development and should make maximum emotional impact. I have a top 20 list, but here is a start:

Classical: end of first movement of Bruckner's 9th ( I think most of the best climaxes are in classical because the buildup can be long enough to really develop)

Jazz: end of first solo in Coltrane's Transition

Pop: end of Clapton's solo in Sunshine of your Love.
 
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Clasical - Beethoven's Ninth
Rock - Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
Jazz-Fusion - Mahavishnu-One Word
 
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Godspeed You Black Emperor! - Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada E.P.
 
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Most of the songs on Lateralus.

Autechre - Vletrmx21
Autechre - Cipater
 
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Quote:

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Clasical - Beethoven's Ninth
Rock - Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
Jazz-Fusion - Mahavishnu-One Word


The 9th: Do you mean just before the "Nicht diese Toene?

Stairway: Do you mean at the shift to double-tempo?

Good choices!
 
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So many in classical, hard to name just a few, but at the top of any list must be:
-Mahler Sym 2, Resurrection.......final scence gates of heaven open before you, overwhelming power, glorious vision!
-Tchaikovsky, 1812 Over. & Capricio Italian (thrilling, breathtaking)
-Rossini Overtures, most end in a smashing manner
-Ravel, Bolero (relentless build-up to thunderous finale)
-Stravinsky, Firebird (finale) return to life of petrified knights, rejoicing!
-Mussorgsky, Picture at Exhibition (gates of kiev) bow down you fool!

Of course almost any symphony or concerto ends in dramatic climax, but the ones above are particularly dramatic and memorable.
 
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Quote:

Originally posted by DarkAngel
-Mussorgsky, Picture at Exhibition (gates of kiev)


One of my personal favourites. Agreed.

In rock: "In the Air Tonight" - Phil Collins
"Lord Here Comes The Flood" - Peter Gabriel
"Tubular Bells Pt. 1" - Mike Oldfield
"2112" - Rush
"Ritual - Nous Sommes du Soleil" - Yes
 
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massive attack - "angel" the part they play in the movie "go" when the dealer cranks up the stereo to check the girl for a wire is the peak, in my opinion.

and i have to agree with stairway. "and as we wind on down the road, our shadows taller than our souls.." the peak, in my opinion.
 
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Quote:

Originally posted by daycart1
The 9th: Do you mean just before the "Nicht diese Toene?

Stairway: Do you mean at the shift to double-tempo?

Good choices!


9th - I don't think so..."O Freunde, nicht diese Töne" is the beginning of the vocals after the opening instrumental part of the 4th movement. I meant the ending of all the vocal part of the 4th movement ..."Freude, schöner Götterfunken" - aprox. 2 last minutes of the whole symphony... yet I think there are many more other "mini-climaxes" throughout the symphony and the vocal part itself...

zepp - yes - I meant the fast ending... see grinch's quote -"and as we wind on down the road, our shadows taller than our souls..............and especially "the end" of the ending which is the climax - and she's buying a stairway to heaven just listen to this last sentence as sung differently on each of their live recordings...


edit:I guess I should have written it more detailed in my first post...so I'll add for Mahavishnu-I refer to the build-up of the guitar and keyboard/bass dialog from the beginning up to the drum solo at the end.
 
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Originally posted by daycart1
Musical climaxes, I mean.


I had a story but I guess it won't fit here.

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Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

A large part of the song is a buildup to the massive and rocking discharge right at the end. Such a great song.
 
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Magnum - On a storytellers night (particularly the live version, download it and see what I mean!)

Magnum - Kingdom of Madness (particularly the live version, download it and see what I mean!)

Cheers...
 
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Mike Oldfield - "Ommadawn Pt. 1", "Amarok"
 
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From Miles Davis, "The Man with the Horn".
The track "Fat Time", guitar solo.
Whoa baby!
 
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