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Strangely enough, I have recently watched on PBS-HD broadcast that contained some of the prettiest music I have ever heard.

I do not remember the name of the Artist/Composer, but it was a long haired asian male playing keyboards conducting an orchestra of mainly asian instruments. Very soothing, beautiful music.

Anyone know the artist?

Could it be Kitaro?

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some of my favorites
*Andrés Segovia's early '50's recording of his earlier transcription of Isaac Albeniz' Asturias-Leyenda is, to my sensibilities, the most perfectly performed piece of music ever recorded (lot's of room for argument there!). The Master's perfect tremolo and use of changing tempo along with exquisite varying dynamics remains thrilling to me after hundreds of listenings. Even in his old age Segovia still had it in a LD recording I treasure of the same piece, although the tempo was much slower. I have never heard any other guitarist approach Segovia's musicality in this work...and what a work.

Great stuff. I had the pleasure of seeing Segovia in Chicago in '86-'87, right before he died.

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"Just My Imagination" - The Temptations
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Porcelain by Moby is a good song

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Gorecki's 3rd Symphony is truly beautiful (and possibly one of the saddest pieces of music as well). If you've seen the Peter Weir movie "Fearless" starring Jeff Bridges, it's the music played at the very end when they show the interior of the plane while it's crashing in slow-motion. The music makes a brilliant and powerful counterpoint to the chaos on the screen. I am getting chills just thinking of it!

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Parsley Sage Rosemary and Tyme Simon and Garfunkel
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Art, I think the S&G song you mentioned is titled "Scarborough Fair."

Great call on "Nights in White Satin."

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Art, I think the S&G song you mentioned is titled "Scarborough Fair."

Great call on "Nights in White Satin."

Thanks for that correction !


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Goodnight Julia- Cowboy Bebop soundtrack.

Do not recall the artist..... and granted its on an anime soundtrack.. I personally believe it to be quite beautiful.

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Great stuff. I had the pleasure of seeing Segovia in Chicago in '86-'87, right before he died.

I saw Segovia at about the same time. I think he was like 92 at the time. They had to help him out to the seat, but he could still play. The state of the art has progressed a lot since his time, and there are folks out there now who are immensely physically proficient. But you have to give kudos to the pioneers.

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Save Me - Aimee Mann

Could pick any number of Mann tunes, really, including "The Other End (Of The Telescope)", her collaboration with Elvis Costello that appeared on one of her band 'Til Tuesday's albums...

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Parsley Sage Rosemary and Tyme Simon and Garfunkel
Everything that Touches You The Association
Nights in White Satin The Moody Blues
Harmony Elton John

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I've always loved "Harmony" by Elton John. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is great too.

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"Annie's Song" - John Denver
"I'll be home for Christmas"
"God on High" from Les Miz

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"Black" by Pearljam always got me....
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Almost all posts here prove my previous statement about Americans being isolated from the rest of our bountiful and diverse planet.... oh well ;-(
And on the positive note let me add
Bolero by Ravel
Blue Danube by Strauss
Natalie by Julio Iglesias
Sweet Lullabye by Deep Forest

Cheers!

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Almost all posts here prove my previous statement about Americans being isolated from the rest of our bountiful and diverse planet.... oh well ;-(
And on the positive note let me add
Bolero by Ravel
Blue Danube by Strauss
Natalie by Julio Iglesias
Sweet Lullabye by Deep Forest

Cheers!

Thanks for being so condescending. Your air of superiority is refreshing! Too bad you're wrong about your assertion...

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Ya ain't noticed the French talkin' tune I hollered 'bout back yonder?
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Into the Mystic VAN MORRISON


Rocketman ELTON JOHN


"time to say goodbye" Andrea Boccelli

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She had that skin so fine and red lips rose-like now
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Humm I'm sure there are plenty of tunes from Invisible and Megabeat, Chris and Cosey and Lorenna McKinnett that could be added to this very diverse list.

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From George Harrison:
Isn't it a Pity
My Sweet Lord
Beware of Darkness

Neil Diamond: (from Jonathan Livingston Seagull)
Be
Lonely Looking Sky

Pink Floyd:
Shine on you Crazy Diamond

Porcupine Tree:
Lazarus

John and Vangelis:
Many from numerous albums, but to pick one:
Shine For Me (from Page of Life)

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A quick scan of this thread yielded this list of (immediately obvious to me) non-Americans, and probably as many as Americans referenced:

Beethoven
Debussey
Back
John Lennon
Elton John
Sarah Maclachlan
Jeff Buckley
U2
Annie Lennox
Eric Clapton
Moody Blues
Elvis Costello
Queen
Kate Bush
Sinead O'Conner
Enya
Tchaikovsky
Van Morrison
Neil Young
Cream
Sting
Nena
Led Zeppelin
The Beatles
Joe Cocker
Vivaldi
Mendelssohn
Mozart
Peter Gabriel
Tchaikovsky
Miki Imai
Dvorak
Bai Ling
Segovia
Pink Floyd

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I agree with many of the above selections. Surprised no one has mentioned "My Immortal" by Evanescense or "Wherever You May Go" by The Calling.
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"Over the Rainbow" by both Judy Garland and Eva Cassidy.

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I agree with many of the above selections. Surprised no one has mentioned "My Immortal" by Evanescense or "Wherever You May Go" by The Calling.

I agree about "My Immortal", but I think that most people associate a song by something or someone in their past lives that makes the songs so beautiful or memorable. I remember "Just My Imagination" from my high school days as I thought of all those girls I wanted to 'get to know better' and "I Will Always Remember You" from my breakup with my first wife. My present wife hasn't even bothered to listen to the Evanescense CD I have.
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AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!

Dolly Parton should sue, shoot, and light Whitney Houston on FIRE for that HACK JOB, bloodhound-baying, HORRID rendition of what was originally a beautiful song.

Actually I heard an interview where Dolly Parton said she liked Whitney Houston's version. As the song writer, Dolly said she also made more money from Whitney's version than Whitney did.
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Just my .02, but:

"Beth" by KISS really belongs in this thread
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[quote=markeetaux]"Over the Rainbow" by both Judy Garland and Eva Cassidy.[/QUOTE

Check out the version by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (IZ) . You probably already heard it on Meet Joe Black, Finding Forrester, 50 First Dates, or one or two other movies.
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Yeah KOA ...IZ does do a great version. I cant help but smell the fresh Kauai breeze whenever I hear it.
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