#1
Can you recommend some very heavy and dark classical music? need some not-metal to listen to
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#4
The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky is very nice. Not so much dark, just avant garde, with kind like listening to tech death in some parts.
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#9
Although pretty common, still dark.

Although dark is a bit vague. Do you mean like mysteriously dark, or angry dark, or melancholic dark, or perhaps cynical, which is dark with a hint of humor.

Anyway, mine is like a small story. It goes roughly like "stressed-jarring-cynical-sad-hope-uncertain" for me anyways.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8hE0c62kSw

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#12
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEZXjW_s0Qs

The slow funeral march movement of Beethoven's Eroica is also extremely dark. It has one of my favourite fugues ever.

French Baroque music has a lot of very dark moments. Lully's Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme has some pretty cool movements. That Rebel piece posted earlier is incredible.

The 3rd Act of Medée starts off innocently enough, but gets very unsettling:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2MKHtOrcBg
(EDIT: specifically, from 22:38, but from 13:25 onwards it's incredible)

From the 20th Century, there's obviously loads, but, Bartok's Duke Bluebeard, and his Divertimento for Strings immediately come to mind.
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