Favorite Classical Pieces, Sonatas, Concertos, Etudes etc...

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  • zeb

    Mozart.. anyhting.

  • Finkelstein
  • new boy
    new boy

    Of course Clair Dune. I want it played at my funeral along with . Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 my Sergei Rachmaninoff.

  • ctrwtf

    Bach Prelude and Fugue No.12 in F Minor

    Performed by Daniel Barenboim

  • blondie

    All good choices; I'll have to increase my budget. Only one hole allowed in my CD's. I have heard some who purge their CDs by adding more holes, target practice.

    I am a pianist or piano player depending on the assessment of my skill. I am working on some piano sonatas right now. Not on the scale of Farkel, a past poster.

    Play clarinet and guitar, but not with the same skill as piano.

    I have discovered Rachmaninoff as well as Prokofiev. Listening to Rhapsody Paginini, I realized this was the theme of the movie, Somewhere in Time.

    Beethoven is favorite with Mozart and Chopin neck and neck. My tastes find it hard to get past the 1930's. My piano teacher told me that it was because the arts were dramatically affected by WW1 with many dark themes after that, many composers and so on coming out of that period.

    While not composing himself, my piano teacher has taught me composition and I have dabbled in that now that I understand the basic infrastructure.

    Listening and playing music is a satisfying solo endeavor which can transfer over to smaller groups. I have played in informal quartets and played for singers.

    Keep them coming.

    Love, Blondie

  • Finkelstein

    Rachmaninov - Symphony No. 2 Op. 27 III. Adagio: Adagio


  • TheFadingAlbatros

    S. Rachmaninov, Lilacs, played on a Kawai K-800 by Elena Losseva :


  • AverageJoe1

    Try this one album then Blondie,


    135 famous classical pieces over 8 CDs.

    First launched by EMI UK in 1988, The Classic Experience took Britain by storm, riding high in the UK charts alongside the top rock and pop albums of the day. The recently launched CD format was just beginning to take off and there was a new hunger for discovery of great classical music amongst the mass market.

    Three more volumes appeared over the following years, making it one of the most successful classical compilation series of all time. The album covers were a particular point of interest, featuring specially commissioned artworks which included visual references from the music featured on the discs. Listeners would spend hours searching the cover artwork looking to recognise the smallest of details!

    To mark the 25th anniversary of the launch of this series, all four volumes are brought together into one attractive 8CD clamshell box set, and featuring all the original album artworks.

    CD 1
    1. Solomon, HWV 67 - Sinfonia: The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
    Ian Watson
    2. Karelia Suite, Op.11 - I. Intermezzo
    Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
    3. Karelia Suite, Op.11 - Boléro
    Franck Pourcel Orchestre
    4. 4 Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-9 - Air on the G string from Suite No.3 in D
    Owain Arwel Hughes
    5. Spartacus - Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia (extract)
    Yuri Temirkanov
    6. Spartacus - Rhapsody in Blue (extract)
    André Previn
    7. Divertissement - Dance of the Reed Flutes
    André Previn
    8. Act II - Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy - Coda
    André Previn
    9. Peer Gynt, Incidental Music, Op.23 - Prelude, Act IV, Morning
    Sir Neville Marriner
    10. Concerto No.1 in E Major, RV 269, "La primavera" - I. Allegro
    Nigel Kennedy
    11. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 - Variation XVIII (Andante cantabile, a tempo vivace)
    Sir Simon Rattle
    12. Symphony No.9 in E Minor, Op.95 'From the New World' - II. Largo (opening)
    Zdenek Mácal
    13. Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 'Enigma' - IX. Nimrod (A J Jaeger)
    Sir Adrian Boult
    14. Meditation from Thaïs
    Lorin Maazel
    15. Fantasia on Greensleeves
    Sinfonia of London
    16. Canon in D
    Sir Neville Marriner

    CD 2
    1. Fanfare for the Common Man
    Orquesta Filarmónica de la Ciudad de México
    2. William Tell - Overture
    Riccardo Muti
    3. Die Walküre - The Ride of the Valkyries (concert version)
    Sir Adrian Boult
    4. Suite No.2, Op.64 b - Montagues and Capulets (Dance of the Knights) (extract)
    Philadelphia Orchestra
    5. A Night on the Bare Mountain
    Georges Prêtre
    6. The Planets - Suite, Op.32 - Mars, the Bringer of War
    André Previn
    7. Radetzky March Op.228
    Wiener Johann Strauss-Orchester
    8. 1812 Overture, Op.49 (conclusion)
    Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
    9. Troika from Lieutenant Kijé - Suite, Op.60
    André Previn
    10. The Blue Danube - Waltz, Op.314
    Wiener Johann Strauss-Orchester
    11. Minuet from String Quintet in E, Op.13 No.5
    Sir Neville Marriner
    12. Marche Turque
    Franck Pourcel Orchestra
    13. Barcarolle from The Tales of Hoffmann, Act II
    Vilem Tausky
    14. The Sleeping Beauty - Ballet Suite, Op.66 - Waltz
    Philadelphia Orchestra
    15. Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
    Vilem Tausky
    16. Dance of the Little Swans from Swan Lake, Op.20
    André Previn
    17. Pomp and Circumstance - Military Marches, Op.39 - No.1 in D
    David Bell

    CD 3
    1. Carmina Burana - O Fortuna
    Riccardo Muti
    2. ACT 2 - Scene: Swan theme (Moderato)
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    3. Lakmé (Act I) - Flower Duet (1987 Digital Remaster)
    Orchestre du Théâtre National de I'Opéra-Comique
    4. Peer Gynt - In the Hall of the Mountain King
    Sir John Barbirolli
    5. Act I - Overture
    Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Paris
    6. Act I - Chanson boheme: "Les tringles des sistres tintaient"
    Maria Callas
    7. Serenade No.13 in G 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik' K525 - IV. Rondo (Allegro)
    Sir Neville Marriner
    8. Act I - Largo al factotum
    Tito Gobbi
    9. Horn Concerto No.4 in E Flat, K.495 - III. Rondo (Allegro vivace)
    Barry Tuckwell
    10. Adagio in G Minor (Excerpt)
    Sir Neville Marriner
    11. The Nutcracker Op.71a - Waltz of the Flowers (Valse des fleurs)
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    12. 25 Bagatelles - No.25 in A Minor, WoO 59 'Für Elise'
    Dame Moura Lympany
    13. Cello Concerto in E minor Op.85 - I. Adagio - Moderato (excerpt)
    Jacqueline du Pré
    14. Pavane Op.50
    Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française
    15. Sylvia - Pizzicati
    New Philharmonia Orchestra
    16. Gymnopédies - I. Lent et douloureux (orch. Debussy)
    Louis Frémaux
    17. Turandot (Act III) - Nessun dorma
    Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg
    18. Adagio for Strings, Op.11
    Eugene Ormandy
    19. Gianni Schicchi - O mio babbino caro
    Montserrat Caballé

    CD 4
    1. Water Music Suite (arr. Harty) - Hornpipe (1988 Digital Remaster)
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    2. Concerto No.2 in G Minor, RV 315, 'L'estate' - III. Presto
    David Miller
    3. "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" Kantate BWV 140 - IV. Zion hört die Wächter singen (Choral) [Sleepers, wake]
    Süddeutscher Madrigalchor
    4. Symphony No.6 in F, Op.68 'Pastoral' - V. Allegretto (Shepherds' Hymn)
    Philadelphia Orchestra
    5. The Skaters - Waltz (arr. Norman Bates)
    Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo
    6. Suite No.2 in B Minor, BWV 1067 (flute and strings) - Badinerie
    Sir Neville Marriner
    7. Rigoletto - La donna è mobile
    Francesco Molinari Pradelli
    8. A Musical Joke, K.522 - IV. Presto
    Guido Cantelli
    9. Part III - 2. Lever du jour
    London Symphony Chorus
    10. Symphony No.6 in E minor - I. Allegro (excerpt)
    New Philharmonia Orchestra
    11. Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30 (opening)
    David Bell
    12. Lohengrin - Prelude - Act III
    New Philharmonia Orchestra
    13. The Planets - Suite for large orchestra Op.32 - IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity (Allegro giocoso)
    New Philharmonia Orchestra
    14. Romeo and Juliet - Fantasy Overture (excerpt) (1973 Digital Remaster)
    André Previn
    15. La gazza ladra - Overture
    Carlo Maria Giulini
    16. Pathétique & Manfred Symphonies (excerpts)
    Riccardo Muti
    17. Finlandia Op.26
    Sir John Barbirolli

    CD 5
    1. Symphony No.9 in E minor 'From the New World' Op.95 - I. Allegro molto
    Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
    2. Má vlast - Vltava (opening)
    Staatskapelle Dresden
    3. The Barber of Seville - Overture (abbrev.)
    Riccardo Muti
    4. Act I - Brindisi: Libiamo ne' lieti calici
    John McCarthy
    5. Die Fledermaus - Overture (abbrev.)
    Münchner Rundfunkorchester
    6. Symphony No.4 in A 'Italian' Op.90 - I. Allegro vivace (abbrev.)
    Klaus Tennstedt
    7. No.12 - Divertissement: - Tea (Chinese Dance)
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    8. Waltzes - No.6 in D flat 'Minute' Op.64 No.1
    Dmitri Alexeev
    9. Symphony No.40 in G Minor, K.550 - I. Molto allegro (abbrev.)
    Sir Neville Marriner
    10. Chanson de matin, Op.15 No.2 (1985 Digital Remaster)
    Sir Adrian Boult
    11. Concierto de Aranjuez - II. Adagio (abbrev.)
    Angel Romero
    12. Symphony No.1 in A flat Op.55 - I. Andante: nobilmente e semplice [i.e. opening only]
    Sir Adrian Boult
    13. Bachianas Brasileiras No.5 (for soprano and 8 cellos) - I. Aria (Cantilena): Adagio
    Enrique Bátiz
    14. Les Pêcheurs de perles - Zurga, quand tous deux....Au fond du temple saint (Nadir, Zurga)
    Ernest Blanc
    15. Suite bergamasque - Clair de lune
    Daniel Adni
    16. Pagliacci - Recitar!...Vesti la giubba (Act I)
    José Carreras
    17. Nabucco - Va, pensiero (Chorus of Hebrew Slaves)
    Ambrosian Opera Chorus
    18. Cantata No.208 'Sheep may safely graze' (arr. Marinner)
    Ian Watson

    CD 6
    1. Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat 'Emperor' Op.73 (arr. Norman Bates) - I. Allegro (abbrev.)
    Cleveland Orchestra
    2. The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave) - Overture Op.26 (abbrev.)
    André Previn
    3. Scheherazade Op.35 - III. The Young Prince and the Young Princess (abbrev.)
    Philadelphia Orchestra
    4. Peter and the Wolf Op.67 - Medley of themes
    Sian Edwards
    5. L'Arlésienne - Suite No.2 - Farandole
    Herbert von Karajan
    6. No.12 - Divertissement: - Trepak (Russian Dance)
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    7. Ballet egyptien Op.12 - Suite No.1 - I. Allegro non troppo (1959 Digital Remaster)
    Anatole Fistoulari
    8. The Tale of Tsar Saltan - The Flight of the Bumble-Bee (Act III)
    Sir Neville Marriner
    9. La Gioconda - Dance of the Hours (abbrev.)
    Robert Irving
    10. Gayaneh - Ballet highlights - Sabre Dance
    Aram Il'yich Khachaturian
    11. The Sorcerer's Apprentice (extract)
    Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
    12. The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du printemps) - extract
    Philadelphia Orchestra
    13. España
    Philadelphia Orchestra
    14. Capriccio italien Op.45 (excerpt)
    Paul Kletzki
    15. Symphony No.9 in D Minor, Op.125 'Choral' - Ode to Joy
    Westminster Choir

    CD 7
    1. Ruslan and Ludmilla - Overture
    Bayerisches Staatsorchester
    2. Prelude from Holberg Suite, Op.40
    Sir Neville Marriner
    3. O sole mio
    Franco Ferraris
    4. The Carnival of the Animals - Aquarium
    Scottish National Orchestra
    5. Danse macabre Op.40 (abbrev.)
    Luben Yordanoff
    6. Triumphal Chorus & Grand March (abbrev.)
    Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
    7. Dolly Suite, Op.56 - Dolly, six pièces pour piano à quatre mains, Op.56 : I Berceuse
    Bruno Rigutto
    8. Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (abbrev.)
    Sinfonia of London
    9. Light Cavalry - Overture
    Sir Andrew Davis
    10. The Carnival of the Animals - The Swan
    Shuku Iwasaki
    11. III. Nocturne (abbrev.) from String Quartet No.2 in D
    Denis Vigay
    12. Piano Sonata No.14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op.27 No.2, "Moonlight" - I. Adagio sostenuto (Excerpt)
    Dame Moura Lympany
    13. Baïlèro (abbrev.) (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 1 No.2)
    Jill Gomez
    14. Tosca (Act III) - E lucevan le stelle
    James Levine
    15. Recuerdos de la Alhambra
    Christopher Parkening
    16. String Quartet in F - II. Assez vif: très rythmé
    Chilingirian Quartet
    17. Act I - Che gelida manina (Rodolfo)
    Thomas Schippers
    18. The Planets, Op.32 - Neptune, the Mystic
    Geoffrey Mitchell Choir

    CD 8
    1. Violin Concerto in D Op.35 - I. Allegro moderato (abbrev.) (arr. Norman Bates)
    Christian Ferras
    2. Karelia Suite Op.11 - III. Alla marcia
    Sir John Barbirolli
    3. Il Trovatore (Act II) - Vedi! le fosche (Anvil Chorus)
    Ambrosian Opera Chorus
    4. La Damnation de Faust Op.24 - Hungarian March
    Herbert von Karajan
    5. Symphony No.1 in D 'Classical' Op.25 - IV. Finale (Molto vivace)
    André Previn
    6. Coppélia - Waltz
    New Philharmonia Orchestra
    7. La Wally - Ebben? Ne andro lontano
    Münchner Rundfunkorchester
    8. Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 in C sharp minor (abbrev.)
    Herbert von Karajan
    9. Piano Concerto in A minor Op.16 - I. Allegro molto moderato (abbrev.)
    Sir Neville Marriner
    10. Die Ruinen von Athen Op.113 - Turkish March
    Efrem Kurtz
    11. Der fliegende Holländer - Overture (abbrev.)
    Sir Adrian Boult
    12. The Bartered Bride B143 - Dance of the Comedians (Skocná)
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    13. La forza del destino - Overture (abbrev.)
    Riccardo Muti
    14. The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra Op.34 - Theme and Fugue
    Minnesota Orchestra
    15. Pictures at an Exhibition - Promenade and The Great of Kiev
    Philadelphia Orchestra

  • fred1

    Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18. Magical. Absolutely thrilling. A bit moody - but very Russian!


  • blondie


    That will keep me busy. How much an outlay would that be?

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