Started by Rosalba, August 19, 2017, 07:27:22 AM
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Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on August 19, 2017, 08:29:41 AMLet us know what you like, and what you like less . . . there are always more suggestions to be made
Quote from: Mahlerian on August 19, 2017, 08:38:18 AMI'm ashamed to have forgotten Pictures. I did vacillate about adding The Four Seasons or not...figured there was plenty more without it. Now I've revealed my bias and will shut up.There's nothing wrong with getting to know the warhorses and the the popular hits, so I wish you happy listening, Rosalba.
Quote from: Spineur on August 19, 2017, 08:44:56 AMBach badinerie from orchestra suite no 2 2:20 of pure happiness
Quote from: North Star on August 19, 2017, 08:58:27 AMI must say I wouldn't have thought of naming Passacaglia & Fugue in c minor, BWV 582 before Toccata & Fugue in d minor, BWV 565 - the former is clearly the (even) better piece, granted, but the latter is surely far more well-known...
Quote from: α | ì Æ ñ on August 20, 2017, 12:34:17 AMWhat about modernism? have you heard any of that?
Quote from: nodogen on August 20, 2017, 01:17:51 AMAh, Yorkshire, home of Northern Monk. Excellent!Slightly more tangential suggestions:As a seasoned ignoramus, I found the book Classical Music by Jan Swafford to be useful to "get my bearings."Put Radio 3 on, just as background music (sacrilege!). Nothing is required or expected. I admit I've got stuff by the likes of Bach, Beethoven and Mozart, but my very favourite music is often by composers I hadn't even heard a note of just a few years ago (or even heard of).Enjoy the journey. 👍😃
Quote from: α | ì Æ ñ on August 20, 2017, 12:51:51 AMOff the top of my head, these are essential works that haven't been mentioned yet:Webern - Symphony op 21Bartok - Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta Stravinsky - AgonVarese - AmeriquesStockhausen - GruppenXenakis - JonchaiesLigeti - AtmospheresPenderecki - Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima Hope you enjoy them, it provides a great contrast to many of the examples cited thus far too
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