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18 August 2008 @ 12:46 pm
Classical Music  
Anyone suggest any good classical music for me to try? I've been listening to a fair bit lately by my standards, but not much otherwise. Anything similar to what I've been listening to would be nice or just anything that's quality that you think I should listen to.

Things I've particularly liked:

Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 14 ("Moonlight Sonata")
Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C minor
Dvorak's Symphony No. 9, in E Minor ("From the New World")
Holst's The Planets (particularly Jupiter, Bringer of Jollity, Venus, Bringer of Peace and Neptune, The Mystic)

I've always rather liked Jerusalem by Parry/Elgar too.

Ps. I knew I stole this LJ icon for a reason.
Kristian Järventausnaitsirk on August 18th, 2008 02:37 pm (UTC)
Bach Bach Bach Bach.

Try out his Passacaglia in C Minor. Toccata and Fugue in D Minor BWV 565 is almost a cliche, but it's a great piece in any case. And his Chaconne, in fact the whole Partita for Violin in D Minor BWV 1004.

For some reason, I think Bach only has one "Passacaglia" and one "Chaconne" each, which is interesting, because they're amongst the pinnacle of all his works.

I don't actually KNOW anything about classical music, or even Bach. I just like his music.
Meeko Nari and Jumejume on August 18th, 2008 04:46 pm (UTC)
I can't tell the difference between romantic classical baroque etc anymore, but I will say look up Rachmaninov for shya
i hurt the flower.: sports →  relaxing 彡 fabregassnoozy on August 18th, 2008 09:36 pm (UTC)
Chopin. He is awesome.
Tommokujatrance on August 28th, 2008 12:29 am (UTC)
Any Chopin specifically? Only Chopin I know is the Minute Waltz.
Anisarafikia on August 18th, 2008 10:41 pm (UTC)
A lot simpler in technicality but very pretty, Ludovico Einaudi. Wonderbar!
THE MOST ESTEEMED KENT NEIL JAMES HURLEY, ESQ: Mushymerelkrabmeat on August 20th, 2008 09:20 am (UTC)
I always like Ravel's Bolero.

Or maybe it was Bolero's Ravel.

To be honest I haven't listened to much classical since about 2004.
THE MOST ESTEEMED KENT NEIL JAMES HURLEY, ESQkrabmeat on August 21st, 2008 11:03 am (UTC)
Interestingly I've just been informed that I now have two free tickets to the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra and less than 24 hours to find someone to go with.

I'm actually quite suprised with myself.
Tommo: Fawlty Towerskujatrance on August 21st, 2008 09:24 pm (UTC)
Buy me plane tickets and I'll come.