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Your favourite classical at the moment ?

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Curious to hear your guys' favourites/recommendations.

My exceptionally limited list consists of:

Bach Cello Suites
Four seasons
Other miscellaneous Bach and Hadyn...
 
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Carl Orff 'O Fortuna' :p

Seriously, maybe Mozart's clarinet or flute and harp concertos. Beethoven's Fur Elise and Moonlight Sonata are nice and of course there's always Brahm's Lullaby. :laugh:

I generally don't like 'soothing' classical (or at least I don't listen to music to be soothed) so if I wanted to relax and listen to some music I my favorites out of those I listen are probably Beethoven's.
 
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I agree with why, I don't typically listen to classical music to be soothed. But I think Gustav Holst's Saturn and Venus (from The Planets, of course) are very calming.
 

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^^^ yep, I seldom want anything soothing, but when my son wanted something to drift to sleep to I went for Erik Satie - Gymnopedies, Gnossiennes, & Nocturnes. I might also add Bach's Cello suites and Well-Tempered Klavier (but not all of it).
 

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I see that you changed your question, so I'll give a new answer. My favorite classical music is mostly composed after 1945. I'll give you the names of some of my favorite composers along with some of the pieces by them I like best: If you're not accustomed to more recent classical music, these will sound odd to you at first. But once you get used to them, they are extraordinarily beautiful.

Pierre Boulez: Le Marteau sans Maitre, Repons, the three Piano Sonatas
Karlheinz Stockhausen: Hymnen, Helicopter String Quartet, Gesang der Junglinge.
John Cage: Roaratorio, Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano
Morton Feldman: For John Cage
Helmut Lachenmann: Salut for Caudwell
Du Yun: Obliteration
David Lang: Little Match Girl Passion
Randy Gibson: Agua Madora
Michael Levinas: Par-dela
 

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Oh, geez. I'm not going to list them all out.
 

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Paganini Caprice for Violin
Beethoven Symphony #7
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto #1
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto #2
Vieuxtemps Violin Concerto #5
 

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Okay, here's the briefest / current list off the top of my head:

Beethoven: Sym 5 and 7, Pno Son 31, 32
Tchaikovsky: Sym 4, Piano Cto 1, Nutcracker
Brahms: Piano Cto 1, Double Concerto
Shostakovich: Sym 5, 7, 10, 15 Preludes & Fugues #24
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Pno Cto 3
Schumann Pno Cto
Ravel: Pno Cto
Bach: Goldberg Variations
 

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Some of my favorites:

Mozart Requiem (specifically Kyrie Eleison and Lacrimosa) / Symphony No. 25 / various opera arias
Beethoven No. 5/7/9 / Fur Elise / Mondscheinsonate
Rossini La Danza / various arias
Tchaikovsky Swan Lake (particularly Dance of the Swans)
 

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Beethoven's 7th is my favouritest of the moment.
 

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Okay, here's the briefest / current list off the top of my head:

Schumann Pno Cto
Ravel: Pno Cto

Is that Vietnamese? Cambodian? I wonder why Schumann and Ravel would title their pieces in those languages? :confused:
 

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Is that Vietnamese? Cambodian? I wonder why Schumann and Ravel would title their pieces in those languages? :confused:


Sorry, I meant PHO CTO. Pho Concerto in A
 
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Recently I've been listening to a lot of Satie and Bartok, but my tastes are promiscuous.
 

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