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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusic · 1 decade ago

Any good classical music suggestions?

I like Bach and Mozart, but I was wondering if anybody knows some more good songs by these artists or other songs/artists that are similar to these guys.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    These are my recommended works for J.S. Bach:

    ORCHESTRAL

    - Brandenburg Concertos [6 of them], BWV 1046-1051

    - Orchestral Suites [4 of them], BWV 1066-1069 (Suite No. 2 contains the famous Air on a G String)

    - Double Violin Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1043

    CHAMBER

    - 6 Suites for Unaccompanied Cello, BWV 1007-1012

    - 6 Sonatas and Partitas for Unaccompanied Violin, BWV 1001-1006 (Partita No. 2 contains the famous Chaconne)

    KEYBOARD (on piano or harpsichord):

    - The Well-Tempered Clavier (Book I and II), BWV 846-893

    - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (get the recording by Glenn Gould, he is the best)

    ORGAN

    - Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565

    CHORAL

    - Mass in B Minor, BWV 232

    - St Matthew's Passion, BWV 244

    - Magnificat, BWV 243

    These are all good starting points to exploring the works of Bach but I can say that virtually anything Bach composed is worth hearing.

    I am not a really big fan of Mozart so I don't know much about his works. But from my (rather limited) Mozart collection I can recommend:

    - Clarinet Concerto in A Major

    - Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, "Elvira Madigan"

    - Any of his late symphonies (>35 maybe?). I like the Symphony No. 41 in C Major, "Jupiter".

    Bach and Mozart composes during the Baroque and Classical era respectively, so you may wish to listen to other composers who live in the same era.

    Bach's contemporaries:

    (Frankly speaking their music doesn't really sound like him).

    - Handel (His most famous work is the oratorio "Messiah". Also try the oratorio "Saul in Egypt". For instrumental works, try the Water Music and Royal Fireworks Music).

    - Vivaldi (His "Four Seasons" is wildly popular. His works are very consistent in quality, so you can just sample any of his other concertos).

    Mozart's contemporaries:

    - Haydn

    The Classical age ends around the nineteenth century, but a number of composers still continue to write in the Classical style.

    Classicists after Mozart/Haydn:

    - Brahms (Symphonies, concertos)

    - Mendelssohn (A Midsummer Night's Dream, especially the overture, Hebrides overture, Symphony No. 4, Songs Without Words)

    - Saint-Saens (Piano Concerto No. 2, No. 4, cello concertos, violin concertos, Carnival of the Animal, Symphony No. 3)

    You can search for recordings at amazon.com or http://www.allmusic.com./ Better still, get yourself a buying guide like Penguin, Gramophone, or Third Ear. (I only own the Penguin to be honest).

    If you are just starting to listen to classical music may I also recommend these books:

    - The Rough Guide to Classical Music

    - Classical Music: 50 Greatest Composers and 1,000 of Their Greatest Works by Phil G. Goulding

    - The Essential Canon of Classical Music by David Dubal (this last one will still be useful even for old-time collectors).

  • 5 years ago

    Chopin etudes- winter's wind,

    Kreisler love's sorrow

    Mozart Violin concertos

    Greig hall of the mountain king

    Brahms hungarian dances

    Paganini caprices

    Mendelsohhn concerto op64

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I like mozart d most of all classical artists.

  • 1 decade ago

    there is Beethoven, Johannes Brahms (love his symphonies, chamber music, and solo pieces), Antonin Dvorak (his symphonies are divine), Saint-Saens (his concertos for violin, piano and cello...*sigh*).

    oh. and a person around the Mozart era is Haydn.

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  • 6 years ago

    he comprado de muchas veces en los sitios web y también un par de pianos, el piano que le he comprado la ultima vez ha sido un piano especial para un niño especial, como valía una pequeña fortuna, aunque estaba el mejor precio, el piano tenía que llegar perfecto, y exactamente como en descripción ha sido, perfecto, de verdad una buena compra que ha merecido todo el dinero.

  • 1 decade ago

    I don't know much about this... but my dad used to like Yanni

  • Andi
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    beehtoven "moonlight"

    my favorite classical piece i love playing it

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Mozart's Requiem is all i do...

  • 1 decade ago

    Bach. he is all you need.

  • 1 decade ago

    Here are a few more...

    Brahms

    Strauss

    Tchaikovsky

    Paganini

    Liszt

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