Classical (non CG) music that everyone should hear!

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Alyamepi
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Re: Classical (non CG) music that everyone should hear!

Post by Alyamepi » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:48 am

My all-time favourite is Saint-Saens's violin concerto. I agree with Chopin as well.

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Re: Classical (non CG) music that everyone should hear!

Post by rparkera » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:54 pm

I'm always looking for music from the classical guitar world that has been hijacked for other instruments!

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Re: Classical (non CG) music that everyone should hear!

Post by thesixthfret2 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:35 pm

All-time favorite: Prokofiev Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 in F minor op.80. If only we had music like this for the guitar..(I'm open to suggestions!)

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Re: Classical (non CG) music that everyone should hear!

Post by Juergen Schenk » Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:46 pm

@rparkera



:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Classical (non CG) music that everyone should hear!

Post by MartinCogg » Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:16 pm

I love Kavakos's recording of Sibelius's violin concerto on BIS... played twice - early version followed by final version.

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Re: Classical (non CG) music that everyone should hear!

Post by Conall » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:37 pm

Juergen Schenk wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:46 pm
@rparkera



:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Somehow very, very special
Hey, that's fascinating! Not sure I like it too much but it makes a change to hear a violinist borrow a guitar piece for a change instead of the other way around.

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Re: Classical (non CG) music that everyone should hear!

Post by sseidler » Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:01 pm

Nicholas Lens Flamma Flamma, a Fire Requiem; especially Deliciae Meae
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Re: Classical (non CG) music that everyone should hear!

Post by bear » Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:57 pm

Puccini (for those who make a distinction between opera and classical)
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Re: Classical (non CG) music that everyone should hear!

Post by Kaius » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:07 pm

When I first heard Schubert's Winterreise I fell properly in love with it and to my surprise I love Zender's composed version even more!


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Re: Classical (non CG) music that everyone should hear!

Post by Dirck Nagy » Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:35 pm

MartinCogg wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:16 pm
I love Kavakos's recording of Sibelius's violin concerto on BIS... played twice - early version followed by final version.
Me too! One of my favorite violin recordings.

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Re: Classical (non CG) music that everyone should hear!

Post by Dirck Nagy » Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:52 pm

Tough question! Are we talking recordings or pieces? "Most Representative of their era" or "Favorites"?

If I were compiling an anthology, I would probably include:
  • some Gregorian Chant
  • Guillaume de Machaut, Dame, de qui toute ma joie vient
  • Josquin Desprez, Missae L'homme Armee sexti toni,
  • Francesco da Milano Fantasia 39
  • Jacopo Peri, Al fonte al prato
  • Bach, Well-Tempered Clavier
  • Haydn, Piano Sonata 60 in C maj,
  • Beethoven Symphony 5
  • Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique
  • Liszt, Transcendental Etude No 10, Appassionata
  • Wagner Die Walküre (The Valkyrie)
  • Brahms, Fünf Lieder, Op. 49 - 4. Wiegenlied...the famous "Lullaby"
  • Richard Strauss Im Abendrot
  • Debussy, Prélude à l'apres-midi d'un faune Faune
  • Debussy La Cathédrale Engloutie
  • Stravinsky Firebird (1945 vers)
  • Schoenberg, Six Little Piano Pieces, op 19, "Leicht, Zart"
  • Charles Ives Unanswered Question
  • Arvo Part, Fratres (violin and orchestra vers.)
  • and...a few seconds of Milton Babbitt's Ensembles for Synthesizer (1964) along with a copy of his notorious essay Who Cares if You Listen?

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Re: Classical (non CG) music that everyone should hear!

Post by Terpfan » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:13 am

Wow. No one mentioned 1981 recording of Goldberg Variations by Glenn Gould??

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Re: Classical (non CG) music that everyone should hear!

Post by Dirck Nagy » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:06 pm

Terpfan wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:13 am
Wow. No one mentioned 1981 recording of Goldberg Variations by Glenn Gould??
Thats a great one too! I think folks either love it or hate it. Me, I think its sublime!

OK, I'll take your suggestion and put it in place of the WTC in my above list.

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Re: Classical (non CG) music that everyone should hear!

Post by Dirck Nagy » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:59 pm

This is one of my favorite recordings of all time: Richard Strauss Vier Letzte Lieder, especially Im Abendrot by Szell and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf.
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Re: Classical (non CG) music that everyone should hear!

Post by Ramon Amira » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:51 pm

Marshall Dixon wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:06 am
jscott wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:19 am
Beethoven, late string quartets. How has this not been mentioned yet?
What I find lacking in most of these suggestions is... the interpretation.

Bach and organ are inseperable to me. The Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor played by Daniel Chorzempa.
I was going to recommend the Bach Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor. But speaking of interpretation I have heard the Bach Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor played by Daniel Chorzempa, and by others. Not one of them can touch any rendition by E. Power Biggs.

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