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Classical Music Suggestions?

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  1. mychemromance99

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    Hello lovely people :slight_smile:
    So I'm trying to explore classic music but I feel like a headless chicken so far:icon_redf
    I've fallen in love with Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, Beethoven's Sonata Pathetique and Moonlight Sonata also Fidelio.
    I'd like to explore this genre more :slight_smile:
    So how to start? Any good reccomendations?
     
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    Every person have their own unique 'taste' of music
    I really like
    1. JS Bach - Concerto for Two Violin in D minor BWV 1043
    2. JS Bach - Piano Concerto BWV 1052
    3. Vivaldi - Violin Concerto RV 356
    4. Rachmaminov - Piano Concerto No.2
    5. Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 16
    6. Beethoven - Violin Sonata No.5 op.24 "Spring"
    7. Wieniawski - Polonaise Brillante No.1 Op.4
    8. Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
    9. Dvorak - Cello Concerto Op.104
    10. Mozart - Sonata no.8 in A minor K. 310
     
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    I adore Beethoven's 5th and 9th Symphonies.
     
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    The pieces you have liked- are in the romantic period of Music History

    Try Smetna, or Janacek- who are Czech composers- Definitely listen to Chopin- and google the romantic error to find other composers and pieces
     
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    Ravel - Pavane pour Une Enfante Defunte, La Valse
    Beethoven - Symphony #7, Symphony #6
    Mozart - Eine Kine Nachtmusik, The Marriage of Figaro
    Vivaldi - The Four Seasons, Concerto for Two Trumpets
    Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, Ave Maria
    Pachabel - Canon in D
    Debussy - L'apres Midi d'un Faune
    Handel - Water Music, Music for the Royal Fireworks
    Offenbach - Gaite Parisienne
     
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    Just going off the few pieces you mentioned, I'd definitely start with anything by (and I know these are all the obvious ones) Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Bach. If I was to think of any pieces in particular, I'd recommend Beethoven's "Egmont, Op. 84 Overture" and his Symphony No. 9, as well, which I know someone's already suggested. Also, "Ein Deutsches Requiem" by Johannes Brahms is a beautiful piece, as well (but rather long; the one I've got on my computer is an hour long).

    Also, since nobody's recommended it, I'd recommend Wagner. I don't know if you've ever tried opera, but if it's not your thing, not all of what he does is opera (although I've got no particular recommendations if you're not into opera, since all my favorite Wagner music is opera). There is a bit of stigma surrounding him and his music, since unfortunately a certain evil dictatorship misappropriated his music long after his death, but don't let that stop you if you're interested.
     
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    Debussy is borderline classical (if you want to get fancy, he was a leading member of the French Impressionist movement, which was notable for pushing the boundaries of nineteenth-century classical styles) but his Arabesque no. 1 and Clair de Lune are absolutely breathtaking, as well as undeniably iconic pieces for any well-read classical music lover. For more traditionally classical pieces, you might try Handel (his Messiah suite being an obvious choice), Beethoven (famous for works such as his Moonlight Sonata, his Fifth and Ninth symphonies, and various sonatas including Pathetique), Bach (the quintessential face of Baroque counterpoint: his Brandenburg Concertos are impressive, but I personally like his Well-Tempered Clavier suite of preludes and fugues for keyboard), or Chopin (renowned for utterly Romantic waltzes, Ballades, and, of course, his Fantasie Impromptu, which nicely showcases the intensely emotional style he could adopt - at times wild and impulsive, but also capable of the gentlest, most lyrical pathos). There's thousands of composers out there, and any one of these great composers embodies just one of the many styles of classical music that exist - every style, of course, having many other composers, each with their own interpretations of that genre. However, I'd say these would be good starting points for a beginner like you. Don't be afraid to branch out and explore composers you've never heard of before. Try and get an ear for what you really like, and then focus in on that style and see what else you can find out there. I personally like high Baroque and late Romantic music, but to each their own. O u O
     
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    Does ragtime count as classical music? Cause i wanna reccomend scott joplin.
     
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    Try " Gran Vals" by Francisco Tárrega.... There's a song in there you.... Might have heard before :slight_smile: