What's your favorite classical music?

by DanTheMan 45 Replies latest social entertainment

  • Preston

    Off the top of my head

    - Holst's "The Planets"

    - Stravinsky's "Rite of Srping"

    - Mozart's "Marriage of Figaro"

    - Ravel's "Bolero"

    - Barber's "Adaggio for Strings"

    - Lutoslawski's "Symphony No. 3"

    - Preston

  • the_classicist
    - Ravel's "Bolero"

    Funny thing is that Ravel made Bolero as a little ditty, he was bothered that it became so famous over his other works that he was so proud of.

  • Midget-Sasquatch

    Alot of them have already been mentioned, like Vivaldi's string concertoes, or Arcangelo's sonatas. Add to these Pachelbel's Canon in D and Bach's Air on a G string.

  • Thirdson

    Vaughan Williams...makes me feel English. My favorite pieces are "The Lark Ascending" and "Fantasia On a Theme by Thomas Tallis". He wrote some great Hymns too which I always enjoy when they are chosen at the Scandanavian Church we attend.


  • Terry

    LOVE FOR THREE ORANGES by Sergei Prokofiev

    VARIATIONS ON A THEME BY PAGANINI by Sergei Rachmaninoff

    DIE TOTE STADT (Opera) by Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    ADAGIO FOR STRINGS by Samuel Barber

    SYMPHONY 5 by Prokofiev

    SERANADE FOR STRINGS by Peter Illych Tchaikovsky

    VOCALISE by Rachmaninoff

    Any Piano Concerto by Claus Ogermann

    The Beethoven Chamber Music (all of it)

    Prelude and Liebestod by Richard Wagner from Tristan und Isolde

  • anewme

    <div>What a delightful thread! You all make me want to go to the symphony tonight and hear ANYTHING!!
    <br></br><br></br>Its all good!
    <br></br><br></br>Lately for dinner I've been playing a CD with Satie, Ravel, Debussy and Chopin ---very romantic and calming
    <br></br><br></br><br></br>I remember the Roman Carnival Overture by Berlioz
    <br></br><br></br><br></br>Also the opera Carmen (by Bizet?) Carmen is an asian girl who loves a naval officer. He leaves her to go back to America. She gives birth to his son while he is away for years. She keeps her hope bright that one day he will return for her and her son. But terrible dissappointment awaits her.
    <br></br><br></br>A poignant highlight in the opera is when she takes her life. When she dies she cries out in song!
    <br></br><br></br>It is so moving! A must see.

  • sir82


    Just a little quibble, the opera you described is "Madame Butterfly".

    Just to add my $0.02, how about Beethoven's 7th symphony?

  • anewme

    Oh yes, Madame Butterfly! The first opera I ever went to. What did I do to my earlier post???

  • sir82

    How's this for weird....

    My first opera was Carmen, which got me hooked for life...

  • Gopher

    Piano Concerto in A Minor -- Edvard Grieg

    Rhapsody in Blue -- George Gershwin

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