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Your top 10 pieces of classical music

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Simon_Cowbell, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    1. Clair de Lune, Debussy
    2. Ninth Symphony, Beethoven
    3. Symphony No. 40, Mozart
    4. Appassionata Sonata, Beethoven
    5. Rhapsody in Blue, Gershwin
    6. Pictures at an Exhibition (The Great Gate of Kiev), Mussorgsky
    7. Bolero, Ravel
    8. Ein Klein Nachtmusik, Mozart
    9. Peer Gynt (In the Hall of the Mountain King), Grieg
    10. Overture, Nozze di Figaro, Mozart
  2. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Does Metallica playing with that orchestra count?
  3. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    1. The Four Seasons

    2. Everything else
  4. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    I love a Gershwin tune. How about you?
  5. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    The entire "Skyline Firedance" cd by David Lanz.

    It's actually a two-disc set -- one disc played with a full orchestra, the second disc is the same songs with just Lanz on the piano.

    Included is a great classical version of Nights in White Satin.

    I lent this disc to a friend years ago and can't remember which friend has it and am jonesing for its return.
  6. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    1. "Mars" from The Planets, Holst
    2. Colas Bruegnon Overture, Kabalevsky
    3. "Jupiter" from The Planets, Holst
    4. Rhapsody in Blue, Gershwin
    5. 1812 Overture, Tchaikovsky
    6. Firebird, Stravinsky
    7. Bolero, Ravel
    8. Peer Gynt, Grieg
    9. Scheherazade, Rimsky-Korsakov
    10. Peter and the Wolf, Prokoviev

    (Non-John Williams category ... many of his works would do well without a video screen)
    Honorable mention:
    Pictures at an Exhibition, Mussorgsky
    Symphonies Nos. 5 and 9, Beethoven
    Ein Klein Nachtmusik, Mozart
  7. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    I whiffed not having that in there....
  8. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Fur Elise, which is generic I know, but it holds a very special place in my heart.
  9. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Appalachain Spring and Rodeo ("Meat - it's for dinner") belong in there somewhere too, as does the 1812 Overture

    Love me some "Great Gate of Kiev" and also "Pines of the Appian Way."
  10. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    I'm not much into classical music, but I love listening to Jascha Heifetz.
  11. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    I'm not a big classical music fan, myself. The stuff I like is the classical music that's influenced by popular genres, so yes, Gershwin and Copland. Around Christmas time, I always dust off Prokofiev's "Lieutenant Kije Suite." I like the folk-influenced Slavic guys like Prokofiev and Dvorak. Most of that gloomy, pompous, symphonic shit annoys me.
  12. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    Barber's Adagio for Strings definitely deserves a place on the list. I like a lot of other things that have been mentioned, too.
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