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Quote from: (poco) Sforzando on January 31, 2016, 06:00:04 AMHa. For me it was the Verdi Requiem.
Quote from: (poco) Sforzando on January 31, 2016, 03:36:15 AMSo what's Croche's list?
Quote from: knight66 on January 30, 2016, 11:43:25 PMOver the years on here I have been very taken aback with the pieces that members have put forward as the one that prompted them into classical music. So often it was items I assumed would certainly put them off. I would not shove the St Matthew at anyone first thing; but at some point as they start to move along, suggest then listen to a bit and see what they think. I am happy to accept the opinion of musicologists that it is one of the cornerstones of music. That is how it has felt to me in my musical journey. Newbies deserve to be introduced to the best as well as the best of the easily assimilated.Mike
Quote from: Jay F on January 31, 2016, 12:21:19 PMThe St. Matthew Passion happened to be one of the first pieces I listened to when I was starting to buy classical music back in the 1980s. I fell in love with it instantly, and it would be in the top 10 of any list of essentials I might make.
Quote from: Jay F on January 31, 2016, 08:35:17 PMMy list of essentials. I know these are essential (to me), because I did a major cull in 2000, and these are among the ones I kept. Most are the versions I bought when I started collecting in 1987, which I read about in Gramophone or the 1986-1993 Penguin Guides to Classical Music. I also had four friends who knew a lot about classical, including a piano professor at a university and a music critic whose name most of you would recognize. They all loved taking me shopping. However, after a personal tragedy, by which time I'd gotten up to around 2500 CDs, I cut back to around 500. Here are my favorites from the 500.
Quote from: Spineur on February 04, 2016, 09:45:34 AMVery nice list. Except for the Vivaldi which I like but do not consider essential, I can adhere to everything else !!!
Quote from: George on October 05, 2013, 04:19:26 AMUpdateBach - WTC - Samuel Feinberg - Russian Compact Disc - Talents of RussiaBach - Cello Suites -Wispelwey - Channel ClassicsBach - Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord - Carmignola/MarconHaydn - Piano Sonatas - Brendel/Philips, Richter/DeccaHaydn - String Quartets - Tatrai - HungarotonMozart - Symphonies 21-41 - Krips/Concertgebouw - DeccaMozart - Piano Concertos - Serkin, Casadesus, HaskilMozart - Violin Sonatas - Grumiaux/Haskil - PhilipsSchubert - Symphonies - Harnoncourt/Concertgebouw - TeldecSchubert - Piano Sonatas - Richter (various labels)Schubert - Impromptus - Pires - DGBeethoven - 9 Symphonies - Wand/RCA, Barenboim/WarnerBeethoven - Piano Concertos - Serkin/Kubelik - OrfeoBeethoven - 32 Piano Sonatas - Annie Fischer/Hungaroton, Gulda (Amadeo/Brilliant)Beethoven - String Quartets - Vegh stereo - NaiveChopin - Nocturnes - Arrau - PhilipsChopin - Preludes - Sokolov/Naive, Moravec (Supraphon)Chopin - Ballades - Tipo/live/Ermitage, Moravec/Supraphon Brahms - Late solo works - Gould/Sony, Lupu/DeccaBrahms - Piano Concertos - Barenboim/Barbirolli - EMIRachmaninoff - PC 1 - Janis/Kondrashin - MercuryRachmaninoff - PC 2 - Richter/Wislocki - DG (original mastering, paired with Prokofiev PC 5)Rachmaninoff - PC 3 - Janis/Dorati - MercuryRachmaninoff - PC 4 - Wild/Horenstein - CheskyRachmaninoff - Paganini Rhapsody - Rudy/Jansons - EMIRachmaninoff - Preludes - Ashkenazy - DeccaScriabin - Sonatas - Ashkenazy - DeccaDebussy - Preludes - Michelangeli/DG or Arrau/PhilipsSatie - Piano Works - Thibaudet/DeccaPoulenc - Piano Works - Tacchino/EMIPoulenc - Chamber Works - Tharaud - NaxosFaure - Piano Music - Collard - BrilliantSibelius - Symphonies - Ashkenazy - DeccaBartok - Hungarian QT - DG Bruckner - Celibidache EMI setProkofiev - Symphony 3 - Muti - PhilipsShostakovich - Symphonies - Kondrashin/Melodiya, Rohdestvensky/Melodiya, Mravinsky (various labels)Shostakovich - String Quartets - Borodin ChandosSchoenberg - String Quartets - Arditti - SonyShoenberg, Berg, Webern - Orchestral Works - Karajan - DG Ligeti - String Quartets - Arditti -SonyJosef Hofmann - The Complete Josef Hofmann Vol. 6, The Casimir Recital - Marston Records Moritz Rosenthal - The Complete Recordings - APR Cortot - The Anniversary Edition Box - EMIMoiseiwitsch - Volumes 1-13 in Naxos Historical's Great Pianist seriesRichter - Rachmaninoff Preludes and Etudes - Olympia/RegisNatan Brand - Schumann and Chopin - Studio Recordings on BNLBruno Walter - The Edition -Sony
Quote from: ChopinBroccoli on August 02, 2019, 04:36:11 PMInteresting idea... I tend to restrict my outright purchasing to only favorites as I'm not made of money (listen to a bunch of different recordings of the same work, pick the one I like best ... make an exception for an exceptional "other" interpretation at times)
Quote from: Sergeant Rock on August 03, 2019, 05:33:13 AMEspecially good to see so much Szell among your choices.Sarge
Quote from: Dave B on November 26, 2022, 10:46:19 AMMy 15 favorite composers. Mozart-Beethoven-Bach-Tchaikovsky-Corelli-Vivaldi-Telemann-Handel-Boccherini-Dvorak-Holst-Rachmaninoff-Vaughn Williams-Berlioz-Schubert.
Quote from: Dave B on November 26, 2022, 10:46:19 AMMy 15 favorite composers. ...Boccherini...
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