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Offline MissKitt

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New to classical music!
« on: February 05, 2017, 05:23:00 PM »
Hello all, I have never listened to classical music before.. I booked a trip three days ago to Austria which is somewhere I have always wanted to go to. I then listened to the blue Danube and it made my heart go somewhere it has never been before, I nearly cried. I then thought to myself ... if I feel like this after one classical song surely there must be more that I would love...? Where do you recommend I start?

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Re: New to classical music!
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2017, 10:15:12 PM »
That's a lovely waltz tune! I suggest explore more Johann Strauss II, Johann Strauss I and maybe even some piano waltzes by Chopin, Brahms etc. or you could dive in to some Boulez, Gesualdo, Xenakis, Machaut....... I don't what you'll like really. :)

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Re: New to classical music!
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2017, 02:24:01 AM »
Definitely go with the Sibelius Valse triste.

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Re: New to classical music!
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2017, 03:46:03 AM »
Hello all, I have never listened to classical music before.. I booked a trip three days ago to Austria which is somewhere I have always wanted to go to. I then listened to the blue Danube and it made my heart go somewhere it has never been before, I nearly cried. I then thought to myself ... if I feel like this after one classical song surely there must be more that I would love...? Where do you recommend I start?

Claire

Seems to me that you might like romantic and 'catchy' tunes that touch your soul and linger in your head.

So here are some suggestions to start with:

Tchaikovsky, the suite (a selection) of his ballet Swan Lake, and/or the Waltz from his Serenade for strings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6ZjQX2QTIk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSGKRfEUqVk

Johann Pachelbel's Canon and Gigue in D Major
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26MkcZly7LQ

Antonin Dvorak: Slavonic Dance in E minor, opus 72 no. 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeEx-u5FNJI

Johannes Brahms: part 3 (3.Poco allegretto) of his Symphony no. 3 in F Major
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeF3U9BCTXc

JS Bach: Aria "Erbarme dich, mein Gott" from his Matthäus-Passion and/or the 2nd movement (Largo) of his Harpsichord Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLrNhMGPQtk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDMqNUbiWyw

Chopin: Nocturne no. 2 in E-flat Major, opus 2 no. 2.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5FJH_FkD7c
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Re: New to classical music!
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2017, 04:15:11 AM »
Sticking to rivers: Smetana - Vltava
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Re: New to classical music!
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2017, 04:23:54 AM »
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Re: New to classical music!
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2017, 05:21:20 AM »
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