Started by Rosalba, August 19, 2017, 07:27:22 AM
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Quote from: Pat B on August 24, 2017, 02:12:31 PMI started to add another list going further into the 19th century, but I know you're already deluged with suggestions.
Quote from: North Star on August 21, 2017, 10:30:44 AMMonteverdi - Zefiro tornahttps://www.youtube.com/v/e6tJWY2Vaz4
Quote from: Pat B on August 24, 2017, 02:12:31 PMSome of the pieces above really don't answer the question that was asked.[snip]... I debated over "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" but I wanted to include some chamber music, and it is definitely one that everyone knows. The Haydn String Quartets are a fount of quality, but I don't know if any individual one is so famous.
Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on August 26, 2017, 06:07:04 AMIn a list of a dozen classical pieces that everyone is 'expected' to know, who of us can deny that the below example ranks quite high? Yet, we've all managed to omit it, somehow . . . .
Quote from: Mahlerian on August 26, 2017, 08:16:22 AMFor my part, I excluded it only because I was keeping to one piece per composer.
Quote from: Rosalba on August 26, 2017, 11:27:06 PMThanks for the latest recommendations. There are a lot more than 12 'pieces which would embarrass me not to know', so plenty of room for a few each by the great composers. I'm still working valiantly through the first page posts - valiantly but very enjoyably.
Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on August 27, 2017, 04:54:47 AMThere's no rush, which is part of the beauty.The enormous blessing is, there is such a wealth of good literature to hear. We shan't ever exhaust it.
Quote from: Mahlerian on August 19, 2017, 07:40:23 AMNot necessarily the ones I think are the best, but certainly among the best-known. Usually it's an excerpt or two from these that's really the "hit," but they're all better in full.Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in DHandel: MessiahMozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minorBeethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C# minor "Moonlight"Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream OvertureSchumann: KinderszenenDvorak: Symphony No. 9 in E minor "From the New World"Tchaikovsky: Swan LakeDebussy: Suite BergamasqueStravinsky: The Rite of SpringRavel: BoleroProkofiev: Peter and the Wolf
Quote from: North Star on August 19, 2017, 08:33:59 AMMussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition (there are also numerous orchestrations, most famously the one by Ravel)Below are two recordings of the work, by Mikhail Pletnev and Leif-Ove Andsnes.
Quote from: Spineur on August 19, 2017, 08:44:56 AMBach badinerie from orchestra suite no 2 2:20 of pure happinessCharles Gounod, Ave Maria
Quote from: Rosalba on September 07, 2017, 12:32:30 PMHave just finished listening to the Pletnev. Wow - WOW! It's 'dazzling' indeed - so clever, and such depth. Thanks, North Star.
Quote from: North Star on August 19, 2017, 08:58:27 AMLiszt: La campanella (Grandes études de Paganini, S. 141, No. 3)Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries (an excerpt from the Ring cycle) [I resisted the temptation to post the Looney Tunes version..]And Sarasate's Fantasy is a handy way to hear the greatest hits from Bizet's Carmen.
Quote from: Rosalba on September 07, 2017, 09:59:01 AMI didn't bother listening to Bolero as I know it well already - used to love it but have gone off it somewhat. Of the rest, there are quite a few I already knew, but who could object to listening to Messiah again? It remains wonderful no matter how many times. Ditto Swan Lake & 'Moonlight'. Some things which I hadn't heard before - yes, blushing now - surprised me. I really loved the Schumann, and enjoyed the Debussy. I had never before heard The Rite of Spring. I am not sure (totally) whether I like it, but it is arresting - impressive - stunningly original - though why they rioted, I still can't imagine. Maybe the suggestiveness of the dancing, maybe something febrile in the atmosphere, maybe just a good excuse for a rammy. Thank you very much, Mahlerian, for taking this trouble on my behalf. I have already listened to Karl's post, #2, and very enjoyable it was. Now for North Star and Spineur (rubs hands with glee...)
Quote from: Rosalba on September 08, 2017, 01:16:56 AMI enjoyed all these - thank you, North Star.
Quote from: Rosalba on August 19, 2017, 07:27:22 AMAs someone fairly new to classical music who can be easily embarrassed by my ignorance, I'm wondering whether any of you seasoned listeners could provide a list of a dozen classical pieces that everyone is 'expected' to know?All help is gratefully received. Thank you.
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