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Best Classical music

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by RWBlue, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    What is the best classical music?

    BTW, I am not asking about the best classic rock or classic.... I am looking for someone knowledgeable to point me to the best classic music.

    Thanks
     
  2. jakebrake

    jakebrake cracker

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    understand....this will be extremely subjective.

    are you looking for one piece?

    (beethoven's symphony no. 6 is an excellent start)
     

  3. RHVEtte

    RHVEtte

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    Some of my favorites would be Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, and Brahms.

    Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto 2
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgYhcM5TB_c"]Kissin - Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 (full) - YouTube[/ame]

    Tchaikovsy's Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAkw_Wi4yIo"]Tchaikovsky : Violin Concerto in D major op.35 - YouTube[/ame]

    Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto 1
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItSJ_woWnmk"]Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 1 FULL / Martha Argerich, piano - Charles Dutoit, conductor - YouTube[/ame]

    Brahms Symphony No 1 in C Minor, Op. 68
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3a4v1TWUNo"]Johannes Brahms - Symphony No.1 - Wiener Philharmoniker - Bernstein - 1981 - YouTube[/ame]

    Vivaldi's Four Seasons
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRxofEmo3HA"]Four Seasons ~ Vivaldi - YouTube[/ame]
     
  4. robbcayman

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  5. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    I am looking for the 6-20 that everyone considers the best.
     
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    Spartacus100

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    You cant go wrong with pretty much anything Mozart did. Pucini is pretty good too.
     
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    mudmanfloyd

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    Check this site out--helped me get started. http://www.classicalcdguide.com/

    I dig Beethoven and Schubert. Especially fond of Beethoven's 5th, 8th, and late string quartets.
     
  8. fgutie35

    fgutie35

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    would that include Opera? my favorites list:
    ILL Payaso (vesti la giubba).
    Nessum Dorma.
    Una Furtiva Lacrima.
    E Lucevan La Estelle.

    For classical:
    Moonlight Sonata. (bethoven)
    Addagio for strings.
    Nocturne in C# (Chopin)
    Heroic Polonaise (Chopin)
     
  9. hpracing007

    hpracing007

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    I've listened to quite a bit in the last almost 2 years studying, these are my favorites:

    Beethoven - 5th Symphony
    Beethoven - 9th Symphony
    Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition
    Rachmaninoff - Concerto no 3
    Chopin - various Ballades (no 1 is a good start)

    Chopin i think is romantic period, and piano and i wouldn't be surprised if more than one of the above isn't classical, i can't tell.

    First 2 are my favs though,
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRgXUFnfKIY"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRgXUFnfKIY[/ame]

    Even more genius when you look at it visually, also first movement

    The 6th, first movement
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcSuSk4d6Gs"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcSuSk4d6Gs[/ame]

    Bernstein none the less :)!
     
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  10. 50 Cent

    50 Cent

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    1812 Overture - with cannons!
     
  11. Sam Spade

    Sam Spade Staff Member Lifetime Member

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    Beethoven's 9th. Groundbreaking, timeless....and composed by a deaf man who had to be turned so he could see the audience applauding.

    Mozart's Cello Concerto.

    Handel's Water Music.
     
  12. randrew379

    randrew379

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    "Classical" music comprises quite a variety of styles:

    Baroque: J.S. Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Corelli
    Viennese: Mozart, Beethoven
    Romantic: Wagner, Tchaikovsky
    Modern: Stravinsky, Stockhausen, Berg, George Crumb, Varese

    There is overlap between periods and the above is just a small sample. I suggest you find a classical radio station and decide what you like.


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  13. nosuchagency

    nosuchagency @ you in tohoscope...

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    Funny you should mention this. I just acquired an album of the top 100 classical music pieces.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR
     
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    But here you are...http://classicalmusic.about.com/od/classicalmusic101/u/classicalmusic101.htm

    That should give you a place to start.

    Like Jethro Tull? - then go for Beethoven's Pathètique sonata or Bach's Bourée.

    Like Queen? Scaramouche is mentioned in Verdi's Rigoletto, among others.

    Watch Amadeus to get the flavor of Mozart.

    Go see an opera - don't just listen on the radio. It's so much more engaging to see it acted out, and with English supertitles (if you don't understand the performance language).
     
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    Part of GIPSY AIR. Don't remember composer. Paganini?
     
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    Vivaldi's Four Seasons is a good start, but don't over look Vivaldi's Mandolin Concerto in C.

    You will be busy for a while just checking out what has been written here in the first 15 responses. Some people spend a lifetime with classical music.
     
  18. Jonesee

    Jonesee

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    For someone new to the muic I would recommend Mozart, Bach and Brahms.

    The simpler the better to learn with.

    Some composers mentioned previously are truly genuises, but there is so much going on in their music, it is hard for a novice to hear and appreciate.
     
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    EMI Records does cd's of classical and opera. They are samples of the most popular classical music done by the best musicians of all times. You can get a good idea of where your interests lie from there.
     
  20. IGotIt

    IGotIt No Demlibtards

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    Yes, and add Ravels, "Bolero", also Wagners, "Ride of the Valkyries"