What classical music do you like

dallow_bg

the one he left behind
Traditional things, haven't experimented too much.

Of course piano works by Debussy and Satie especially.
Ravel's water music, etc.
Rachmaninov's piano concertos (the good ones, you know which I'm talking about)
I love Messian's Quartet For The End Of Time, but it's very hard for me to listen to any of his other works, especially organ pieces. So very dissonant!

There's a lot more of course.
Recently a lot of Prokofiev's Romeo & Juliet.

Cod, you're up.
 

davdavon

Don't ask
I'm not a big fan of classical music so I guess my choices are quite banal... Beethoven's Symphony no. 7, Bach's Goldberg Variations (Glenn Gould's early version, naturally).... Stravinsky's Rite of Spring is great too, though I'm not sure I understand what's going on there...
 

Sinefil

Cinephilia
When I was a kid my favorite was Ravel's Bolero, i think i've heard it in Ephesus first. Than it became very boring (20 mins same thing!).. Now i don't listen classical music that much, but my all time favorites are:
Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture (there was a Swingle Singers version of it, it was very successful)
Chopin - Mazurka Op 68 No 2 in A minor (2:54 quite tolerable...)
Tchaikovsky - Capriccio Italien, Op. 45
Tchaikovsky - Marche Slave, Op. 35

Yes, I love Tchaikovsky...
 

helmoz

on the moors
i like beethoven's 5th (the one with that famous intro), mozart's "eine kleine nachtmusik," grieg's "peer gynt - morning," boccherini's minuet from string quartet in E minor... all obvious choices i'm afraid :o
 

Codreanu

Ohimè.
Foremost would be Gustav Mahler, whom I apprize above every other composer; Anton Bruckner; Tchaikovsky; Debussy; Samuel Barber; Shostakovich...

Some "Romantic" composers ~ Hector Berlioz, Robert Schumann, Richard Wagner ~

I also enjoy modern religious minimalisim: Henryk Górecki, Arvo Pärt, John Tavener, Sofia Gubaidulina.

Beloved compositions (slapdash): Mozart's wind concertos; "Fountains of Rome" - Ottorino Respighi; John Field's nocturnes; "Dance of the Blessed Spirts" - Gluck; "Adagio for Organ and Strings" - Tomaso Albinoni; Symphony no 8 (Unfinished) - Schubert; "Coppélia: Notturno" - Léo Delibes; "Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis" - Ralph Vaughan Williams; a select few of Grieg's Lyric Pieces; "Violin Concerto" - Alban Berg; more.
 

Mmmmmm

Dangling Member
Bach. I 'discovered' the Brandenburg Concertos the same year I bought the first Smith's Album ('84). Been divided ever since.
 

Nikita

Senior Member
Wagner for the opera, Beethoven and Schubert for what's left

I listen to a lot of "classical" music, but nothing composed before Mozart, except Bach and a few Haendel pieces, and nothing composed after Britten except Arvo Pärt

Il I had to make a list, without order but alphabetical, it would be something like :

Bach
Beethoven
Berlioz
Britten
Mozart
Part
Schubert
Stravinsky
Tchaïkovski
Wagner
 

auch

Chateau Erotica
alexander scriabin.
his notion of synesthsia was fascinating.
he wanted to perform his poem of fire on everest and test whether it could induce the apocalypse.
o and his music is staggeringly intense and thrillingly beautiful.
 

auch

Chateau Erotica
oh and joyce...perhaps all those egg whites used to stiffen your hair during your years as a nobody with "victim" seeped into your brain leaving you mindless...in any case spare us your cultural malaise.
 

Oneiros

Member
Prokofiev, Tchaikowsky and I've been very impressed by 'The rite of spring' by Stravinsky. I also like some compositions of Brahms, Wagner, Berlioz... and the French composer E. Satie especially for the 'Gymnopédies' and 'Gnosiennes'.
 

lnathan

New Member
Oh, I see many of you are experts. Can you guide me a little (sorry to be a bit off topic) cause I would love to listen to more classical music, but just don't know where to start. I really like powerful and dramatic stuff like Beethovens 9th, Wagner's Ring and Carmina Burana. What do you think I would also like?
 

I am a Ghost

New Member
Wagner
Sibelius
Bax
Vaughan Williams
Mahler
Strauss(R)
Nielsen
Schubert
Schumann
Berg
Tallis
Liszt
Birtwistle
Glass
Franck
Elgar
Fauré
Busoni
Britten
Brahms
Bliss
Beethoven
Arnold
Walton
Barber
Delius
Puccini
Verdi
Messiaen
 
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