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December 3, 2012


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Good Classical Music

Stxl87 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
do any of you have suggestions for good classical music?

i like J.S Bach a lot, so far hes my favorite

of the Mozart i've listened to, i'd say i liked 47% of it

i like Bethoven's Moonlight Sonata and Schubert's Ave Maria

i've listened to some others, but im kinda new to it.

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TrueSoprano Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Look up Carmina Burana by Carl Orff. It's a mostly minimalist cantata, but has lots of depth, and some pretty badass percussion.

Here's a version that I'm performing in, but it honestly sounds better with full orchestra: [link]
Fzang Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist
Lowland: [link]

It's even more interesting if you know the original songs! He also composed the soundtrack for Alan Wake.
CatWithKnees Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Odalist Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Ottorino Respighi - The Atalanta Symphony Orchestra recording of his three "Of Rome" works is excellent.

I will also second Holst, Mussorgsky, Brahms and Wagner. Oh, and keep in mind, there is always more Beethoven to hear! He is an obvious example of profound composition for a good reason, and researching his works always provides a good exercise in discovering great music.
BluesmanBruno Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Terry Riley
3wyl Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
A bit of Ravel wouldn't hurt?
mightybearrr Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Steve Reich, Edgard Varese, Philip Glass, George Gershwin, Arnold Schoenberg, Richard Strauss, Sergei Prokofiev, Modest Mussorgsky, Richard Wagner, Karlheinz Stockhausen
ezzomania Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Blue Danube
James--Steele Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Liszt - Un Sospiro

Liszt - La Campanella

Liszt - Gnomenreigen

Rachmaninoff - Musical Moment No. 4

Rachmaninoff - Prelude in C# minor

Rachmaninoff - Prelude in G minor

Rachmaninoff - Concerto No. 3

Mozart - Concerto No. 20

Mozart - Concerto No. 21

Mozart - Sonata K. 545 Movement 1

Chopin - Ballade No. 1

Chopin - Etude Op. 10 No. 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 12

Chopin - "Raindrop" Prelude

Beethoven - Appasionata Sonata Movement 1

Beethoven - Tempest Sonata Movement 3

Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata

Debussy - L'isle Joyeuse

Debussy - Arabesque No. 1

Debussy - Suite Bergamasque

Off the top of my head :lmao:
silverrspells Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Edvard Grieg - Peer Gynt suite
defaultking Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
All those Russians: Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovitch, Rimsky-Korsakov, and through in Khachaturian if you so desire.
ensoul Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Vivaldi [link] Paganini [link]
Beethoven's probably my favourite, if you like the fifth try the seventh too.
no-doves-fly-here Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Franz Liszt, Antonín Dvořák, Joseph Haydn, Robert Schumann, Johannese Brahms, Frédéric Chopin and Pietro Antonio Locatelli were all excellent composers in my opinion.

With that said I'm more into avant-garde and contemporary-classical music, such as John Cage, Erik Satie, Meredith Monk, Yann Tiersen and Giacinto Scelsi.
deviant-garde Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
I completely forgot about Scelsi. I should get to unforgetting...
jarringx Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Joshua Bell
arrowchild Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional
I'm a fan of JS Bach as well :)

Since 'classical music' spans almost 1000 years, there's a lot of ground to cover, (unless of course your'e talking about the period referred to as 'classical music', which i don't think you are :) ).

I'm just going to link a few of my personal favorites that are pretty listen-able for someone new to classical :)

Smetana: "The Moldau"

Holst - The Planets, Op. 32

Copland-"Fanfare for the Common Man"

Dvorak - New World Symphony
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