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.I was going to maje this thread, kudos man though. All I know is that anything by Bach is gooooood. Also check out Mozarts Piano concerto No. 23. beautiful man.


Im excited about this thread.

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Maurice Ravel - Pavane for Dead Princess: One of the most heart-breakingly beautiful things you'll ever hear...



Something more recent- Nils Frahm's Wintermusik album is just beautiful:


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It's always great to see people getting interested in classical music.


The first composer I got into was Khachaturian, through his solo piano music. His music is accessible and rhythmically interesting. Last movement of his violin concerto:





Recently, I've been listening to a lot of Prokofiev. The 1st movement of the 2nd piano concerto is incredibly intense (inspired by the suicide of a close friend, it's also considered to have the most difficult piano solo in the standard repertoire):




(the video contains first and second movements)

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French guys is awesome,Satie,Ravel,Debussy,Faure,Milhaud







think ravel is best(yeah,"pavane for dead princess" is most beautiful sond ever.)



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I really like all the Russian romantics, especially Mussorgsky.

As has been said, Chopin and Satie are the shit. I prefer Satie, because I really like how he manages to portray a great deal of emotion, with way less flash than Chopin. Apples and oranges though.


EDIT: not that that's useful to you, as you already listen to him...

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yup. Ravel, Holst, Gershwin, Debussy, Wagner, Vaughan-Williams, Satie. 20th century is your best bet for just classic beautiful stuff. then there's lots of the modern good stuff that ends up being minimalist. Reich, Adams, Glass and so forth.

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Mozart - Requiem

Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30

Varèse - Deserts

Penderecki - Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima

Charles Ives - Three Places in New England

Xenakis - ST/48, 1-240162

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French guys is awesome,Satie,Ravel,Debussy,Faure,Milhaud



Also like someone already said check out Holst, I love the Planets Suite.




Also Dvorak.








Beethoven of course.







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Check out some Shostakovich, I love his String Quartet No. 8 in C minor op. 110


second movement:




Currently, I'm in love with Alfred Schnitte


2nd part of his Piano Quintet, but I recommend the whole of course


Also check out his Concerto For Piano & Strings, my favourite


And his String Quartets performed by the Kronos Quartet are also interesting. They also translated a Schnittke vocal composition to strings, with a beautiful result.



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Hey hey Holsty baby



Probably the first ever fade out, there. This is beautiful too:



As is this:






Then there's this, which is just about perfect, from my number 2, Vaughan Williams.




And a beautiful piece by Gorecki


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My favorite piece of classical music is Prokofiev's second piano concerto.


It's great from beginning to end, but I'll only post the 2nd movement because it sums up the piece pretty well. I recommend getting a good recording of it though.



Also, Rachmaninov's Suites for 2 pianos are pretty great.




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Gaaah. Too much to list.


If I had to pick a single piece to suggest it would be Ligeti's 'Atmospheres'.




The thing is, I would barely consider it to be classical music. About the only thing it has in common with classical music up to that point in time (1961) is that it is performed by an orchestra. It's far more akin to electronic music in the manner that Ligeti is treating the orchestra. I like to think of the piece as more of an exercise in additive and subtractive synthesis.




Atmosphères eschews conventional melody, harmony, and rhythm, in favor of "sound masses" with sliding and merging orchestral clusters that suggest timbre is the central focus of the piece.[1] It exemplifies Ligeti's notion of "static, self-contained music without either development or traditional rhythmic configurations."[2] Harold Kaufman has written that Ligeti's music collapses foreground and background elements of musical structure into a "magma of evolving sound".[3] Program notes provided by Ensemble Sospeso describe Atmosphères as the "first major alternative to European serialism: static masses of orchestral sound that give the simultaneous sense of immobility and motion."[4] On the other hand, a close investigation of Ligeti's relationship to the Darmstadt avant-garde concludes that Atmosphères should "be seen as part of an evolution within the serial tradition and a response to problems articulated within it, rather than as a break from that tradition altogether".[5] The sound masses in Atmosphères are seen particularly to conform to the serial precepts of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s "statistical form", as exemplified in Gesang der Jünglinge (1955–56) and Gruppen (1955–57).[6]
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