Classical (non CG) music that everyone should hear!

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Classical (non CG) music that everyone should hear!

Post by Erik Zurcher » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:19 am

Which piece of classical music should everyone hear?

My choice: Concerti Armonici by Unico Willem van Wassenaer. These 6 concerti were originally attributed to Pergolesi until the original manuscripts were found in 1980. All concerti are composed in "Italian Style".



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Post by gitgeezer » Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:46 pm

Against your six concertos, I'll offer Bach's six Brandenburg Concertos. Bach's concertos are the most representative music of the baroque era, and an understanding of the baroque era is essential for the understanding of classical music.

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Post by RobMacKillop » Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:38 pm

Calgacus by Eddie McGuire, about the Roman invasion of Scotland!

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Post by JohnB » Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:47 pm

This is a question that is impossible to answer - I could bore everyone rigid and go on for pages.

Where on Earth to start? I'll avoid Bach, Mozart, Beethoven.

Respighi: Pines of Rome (a gloriously evocative piece, finishing with Roman Legions marching down the Appian Way)
Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
Shostakovich: Symphony No 5 (to pick one of his symphonies)
Schubert: Piano Sonata in B-flat major, D960 (his last piano sonata - a truly great work)
Stravinsky: Rite of Spring (one of the seminal works of the C20th - even though written over 100 years ago it still has a visceral impact today)
Hermanos Conde 1968, Stephen Frith 2007 "Guijoso", Christopher Dean 2018, Ana Maria Espinosa 2014

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Post by Gorn » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:54 pm

20th century music for beginners:
Erwin Schulhoff: Divertimento for String Quartet, op. 14. You'll love it. It's so tripping, but nevertheless it's modern music.
Béla Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra. It's just WOW!
Alban Berg: Violin Concerto. Dodecaphonic but nevertheless melodious (!)
Paul Hindemith: Sympony in Eb. An amazing symphony.
Olivier Messiaen: Turangalîla-Symphony. The primordial mother of post-war contemporary music and, you won't believe until you hear it, it's a HAPPY piece (it expresses the joy about the end of world war II in Europe). You'll find many aspects of later decades' contemporary music in this symphony (e.g. sound cells). Turangalîla was already written in 1946-48.
Stravinsky's Rite of Spring was already mentioned.

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Post by Buster » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:12 pm

Ok, I’ll go for the obvious, Mozart. Although he didn’t right all of the requiem it’s still outstanding, some of the most powerful classical music ever written. Next, as Mozart was a pianist his writing for piano is just incredible, straight from the soul of genius. The piano concertos are amongst his best work but for me the one in c minor k491 is the best mix of dramatic and lyrical.

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Post by randalljazz » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:55 pm

debussy: la mer (and images pour orchestre)
copland: appalachian spring (and fourth symphony ,titled #3)
ives: three places in new england
gershwin: an american in paris (and rhapsody in blue)
prokofiev: lieutenant kije suite (and peter and the wolf)
mahler: symphony #2 "resurrection"
penderecki: threnody
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Post by AaronJS » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:32 pm

Gregorio Allegri: Miserere. The recording by Pro Cantione Antiqua is the best, IMO.
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Post by Kurt Penner » Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:29 am

The Lark Ascending by Vaughn Williams.

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Post by Rick Hutt » Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:26 pm

I agree with all previous posts and would add:
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde
Schubert: Wintereisse
Shostakovich: Piano Quintet
Prokofief" Romeo and Juliet
Gershwin: Three Preludes
Debussey: Anythiing
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Post by Stephen Kenyon » Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:42 pm

Bach; Double Violin Concerto
Schubert; Fantasie in F minor piano 4 hands, + last quartet
Mozart; Quintets
Brahms; Quintets and Sextets
William Cornysh; Stabat Mater, Salve Regina
Josquin; L'Homme Armé Mass
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Post by Flawiler63 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:01 pm

Brahms; Deutsches Requiem
Bruckner: Symphony 7
Rossini: Petite messe solennelle
Bach: Matthew passion
Ropartz: Symphony 3
Madetoja: Symphony 2

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Post by Peter Lovett » Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:24 pm

All of it........except Wagner.
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Post by randalljazz » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:38 am

Peter Lovett wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:24 pm
All of it........except Wagner.
what?!

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Post by richard3 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:06 pm

Olivier Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time; my favourite chamber music work of the 20th century!

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