What Piece Drives You to Tears?

Hey everyone,

So with the exception of a couple Billy Joel ballads, I've come to realize that the only music that can really make a grown man like myself tear up is a moving orchestral piece. The sad thing is that for me, most circumstances in life (e.g heartbreak) really can't drive me to tears. I've never been much of a crier, but there are just some melodies and arrangements that break me down.

So I figured I'd ask all of you if anyone has had a similar emotional connection to a piece of music, whether it is from the sheer beauty of it all, or perhaps it brings back a painful memory from the past.

For me, Pietro Mascagni's Intermezzo from Cavelleria Rusticana does it...

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  • My favorite is Verdi Lacrimosa...

    Lacrimosa Verdi Requiem

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UENK70U6Lk

    Actually Lacrimosa by itself is my favorite...

    Lacrimosa Mozart Requiem is very beutiful and holds the whole Requiem up.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1-TrAvp_xs

    Lutoslavsky Lacrimosa,  is also very touching.

    Penderecki Lacrimosa also.

    If attended, one can perceive that Lacrimosa has something

    hidden that brings the best in its composer. 

    Ali

  • Michael, I fully agree with your choice - this is some of Dvorak's best writing and Renee makes a very excellent interpretation of it....very moving.

    Michael Lofting said:

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

    Renee Fleming, song to the moon from Rusalka.

    I didn't know Dvorak had written an opera.
    What Piece Drives You to Tears?
    Hey everyone, So with the exception of a couple Billy Joel ballads, I've come to realize that the only music that can really make a grown man like m…
  • Well if lacrimosae can't bring a tear to the lachrymal glands what ever else would ;}

    Ali Riza SARAL said:

    My favorite is Verdi Lacrimosa...

    Lacrimosa Verdi Requiem

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UENK70U6Lk

    Actually Lacrimosa by itself is my favorite...

    Lacrimosa Mozart Requiem is very beutiful and holds the whole Requiem up.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1-TrAvp_xs

    Lutoslavsky Lacrimosa,  is also very touching.

    Penderecki Lacrimosa also.

    If attended, one can perceive that Lacrimosa has something

    hidden that brings the best in its composer. 

    Ali

    What Piece Drives You to Tears?
    Hey everyone, So with the exception of a couple Billy Joel ballads, I've come to realize that the only music that can really make a grown man like m…
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