View Full Version : Can someone recommend some classical music?


ChristHimself!
05-09-2004, 05:13 AM
I used to listen to tons of it back in secondary school but I never took note of what I was listening to.

I've been doing a bit of studying lately and find it's good to have on some music without lyrics (some mogwai etc but that can be a bit heavy at times)

Suggestions?

spring
05-09-2004, 07:22 AM
piano:

Chopin - Nocturnes, Piano Concerto no.1 & no.2
Mozart
Rachmanninoff (sp?)
Haydn
Debussy
Schumann


violin:

Brahms
Dvorak


I'll give you more specific suggestions if you choose some of these composers.

ChristHimself!
05-09-2004, 07:37 AM
That is great, thanks tons, it's cool, I don't need specifics I'll just pretty much download everything I can by them :D

I have some mozart and some opera right now, I want the peer gynt suite (sp?) it's chillin.

spring
05-09-2004, 07:39 AM
my suggestion is...get the Chopin Nocturnes, they are unbelieveably beautiful, and ..hey, I actually still have them on this computer.

PM me your MSN or ICQ contact and I can send them to you :)

ChristHimself!
05-09-2004, 07:40 AM
<3

RopeyLopey
05-09-2004, 08:08 AM
for string quartet - Bedrich Smetana - From My Life.

The man was stone deaf already for two years, when he composed this. As the title says, it's him summarizing his life. In Litomysl, his birthplace, there's a museum dedicated to Smetana. They've got one incredible thing in there ( but you have to ask) - the piano he was using for composing while being already deaf. The story is almost unbelivable, but it's true - while composing, he clenched the desk on the top of the piano with his teeth and he was perceiving the music through the vibrations of that desk. You can still see there the scars done by his teeth on that desk. The music always moves me a lot. It's a good stuff.

spring
05-09-2004, 11:52 AM
*shivers*

Wow, that's an amazing story... :)

smiling politely
05-09-2004, 11:56 AM
Holst - The Planets, especially Venus and Jupiter
Locatelli - violin concertos 1 - 12, op. 3 - the violin solos are incredible
Bach - anything from St. Matthew's Passion, there's some really great stuff in there
the Debussy Preludes are awesome too - I really like The Sunken Cathedral 'cause I can play it ( :eek:! ) and it's got such a cool title and back story - apparently it's depicting a mythical Celtic city which once a year rises from underneath the ocean and appears through the mist, while the bells on the cathedral ring out.

:)

RopeyLopey
05-09-2004, 01:02 PM
Originally posted by spring
*shivers*

Wow, that's an amazing story... :) hey, you look like a person who knows a lot about classical music around here. Do you ever go to some concerts of Toronto Symphony Orchestra ? (I think you are somewhere from GTA, right?)

C33
05-09-2004, 01:28 PM
oh, the c u when u get there-song...um...oh yeah, Pachebel's Canon!

spring
05-09-2004, 09:27 PM
Originally posted by RopeyLopey
hey, you look like a person who knows a lot about classical music around here. Do you ever go to some concerts of Toronto Symphony Orchestra ? (I think you are somewhere from GTA, right?)


heh, I do, quite a bit! I was just talking to ShotFullOfDiamonds about that this morning when I was sending him the Chopin nocturnes :)

yay for Soundcheck!

tootsie
05-09-2004, 09:34 PM
saint-saens

spring
05-11-2004, 09:06 AM
HMV has this sale on right now, 3 classical music CD's for $20. I think it's a pretty good deal, considering that at the TSO store they are $20+ each.

I got Mozart Piano Sonatas, Chopin, and Debussy CD's.

Now I'm listening to

Mozart's

Piano Sonata In F major, K332.

on the CD there are also:

Piano Sonata in A major, K331
Piano Sonata in B flat major, K333


ShotFullOfDiamonds, if you get on MSN tomorrow I can rip them into mp3's and send them to you, and btw, how are you liking the Chopin nocturnes? :)

RopeyLopey
05-11-2004, 11:04 AM
Originally posted by spring
*sends a message to my non-Netphorian Toronto-based friends.

Mayfuck
05-11-2004, 11:27 AM
d/l Frates for Cello by Arvo Part

I'm always recommending this in "classical" threads because it is such an amazing piece.

I_was_aborted
05-11-2004, 11:32 AM
Paganini, Vivaldi, Chopin, Bach, Mozart and Bethoven...Also the soundtrack to the Red Violin is great.

homechicago
05-11-2004, 10:10 PM
ravel (even if you take out bolero, it's a good body of work)
mahler
most concerts conducted by sir georg solti

Irridescent Fairysex
05-11-2004, 10:59 PM
Any piece by Marco Antonio Solís.

RopeyLopey
05-12-2004, 01:38 AM
Originally posted by spring
HMV has this sale on right now, 3 classical music CD's for $20. I think it's a pretty good deal, considering that at the TSO store they are $20+ each.

I got Mozart Piano Sonatas, Chopin, and Debussy CD's.

Now I'm listening to

Mozart's

Piano Sonata In F major, K332.

on the CD there are also:

Piano Sonata in A major, K331
Piano Sonata in B flat major, K333


ShotFullOfDiamonds, if you get on MSN tomorrow I can rip them into mp3's and send them to you, and btw, how are you liking the Chopin nocturnes? :) spring, is it like you can pick up ANY CD from the classical section and you get discount or is the selection somehow limited to some specified CDs?
Thanks a lot
Jan

darcy_is_sexy
05-13-2004, 09:29 AM
Edgard Varése has written some of the most powerful music ever composed. Check out Ionisation and Ameriqués.

DeadSwan
05-14-2004, 12:00 AM
Originally posted by spring
my suggestion is...get the Chopin Nocturnes, they are unbelieveably beautiful, and ..hey, I actually still have them on this computer.



nocturne in E flat is great. i used to play that on the piano.

DeadSwan
05-14-2004, 12:02 AM
oh. i like wagner. flair for the theatrical, you know.

Nimrod's Son
05-14-2004, 01:45 AM
Schubert.

He will remind you of the Smurfs.

KAT
05-14-2004, 03:34 PM
Wagner

GoGadget
05-14-2004, 04:12 PM
John Cage
he did lots of crazy experimental type stuff on piano. he would customize his piano so that he could get different sounds out of it.
i don't remember whether he's from the actual classical music period but he was ahead of his time whenever it was he lived.

edit: This is not classical music. His work is from the 20th century.

C33
05-14-2004, 06:35 PM
Originally posted by GoGadget
John Cagehttp://www.ceres.dti.ne.jp/~t-yan/drama/ally/2nd/cg/jhon2.jpg

GoGadget
05-14-2004, 09:22 PM
yeah on second thought.......his stuff is just different. some of it to the point where you might not find it enjoyable to listen to...but its something to check out

mellon_c0llie
05-15-2004, 12:44 PM
i like "the rites of spring" but I can't remember who wrote it.

MercuryChild
05-15-2004, 01:55 PM
Originally posted by I_was_aborted
Also the soundtrack to the Red Violin is great.
Indeed. The LA Phil actually played it at work last week. That's one thing I like about where I work. I get to see the symphony play every night.

Geek USA
05-15-2004, 02:19 PM
Originally posted by Irridescent Fairysex
Any piece by Marco Antonio Solís.

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

smiling politely
05-15-2004, 02:24 PM
Originally posted by mellon_c0llie
i like "the rites of spring" but I can't remember who wrote it.

Igor Stravinsky

:)

greymedallia
05-15-2004, 04:49 PM
Bach-Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Bach-Orchestral Suite No. 3
Beethoven - String Quartet in F, Op. 59
Beethoven - Trio in D, Op. 70 ("Ghost")
Mozart - String Quartet in C ("Dissonant")
Liszt - Concerto No. 1 in Eb for Piano
Brahms - Sonata No. 3 in D Minor for Violin and Piano
Rachmaninoff- Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini
Bartok- String Quartet No. 6
Ravel- String Quartet in F
Debussy - Nocturnes
Charles Ives - Central Park in the Dark / The Unanswered Question
Hindemith - Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria Von Weber
Steve Reich - Music for !8 Musicians
Philip Glass - Einstein on the Beach

cap'n jazz
05-17-2004, 07:10 AM
Terry Riley - "In C"



I have a soft spot for relentless repetition

cap'n jazz
05-17-2004, 07:10 AM
Originally posted by darcy_is_sexy
Edgard Varése has written some of the most powerful music ever composed. Check out Ionisation and Ameriqués.

I'd agree with that

greymedallia
05-17-2004, 11:34 AM
Originally posted by cap'n jazz
Terry Riley - "In C"



Get the Bang on a Can version.