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MattHughesRocks
07-20-2010, 06:23 AM
I want to buy some classical music but don't know anything about it. I think I like violins.And no Dave, I don't want anything that sounds even remotely like that horrible church "music" you listen to.

Anyone have any suggestions?

MattHughesRocks
07-20-2010, 06:45 AM
I'm downloading "The Most Relaxing Classical Music In The Universe" by "various artist" from iTunes. I'll wait to see any replies before I buy anything else.

flo
07-20-2010, 07:28 AM
I'm downloading "The Most Relaxing Classical Music In The Universe" by "various artist" from iTunes. I'll wait to see any replies before I buy anything else.

Two composers I love are Mozart and Vivaldi.

This is my favorite Mozart, concerto for clarinet; it always puts a lump in my throat:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxgmorK61YQ


Here is Vivaldi, Four Seasons, Summer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=go7wlUOC5dg&feature=related

I hope you enjoy them.

adamt
07-20-2010, 09:24 AM
this :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZJDNSp1QJA&feature=fvw

Play The Man
07-20-2010, 09:52 AM
You should try to explore the different genres of classical music on Pandora internet radio. You should be able to narrow down what you like.

NPR has a guide to building a CD collection. The NPR Guide to Building A Classical CD Collection: 350 Essential Works. You can buy it on Amazon.

You can listen to Classical Music Radio Stations on the internet or on an iPhone if you have one. They have apps for Classical music stations from around the world. BBC has a nice internet classical music station.

BBC Music Magazine sends a CD with each issue. An article in the magazine analyzes and describes the music on the accompanying CD.

You could ask forum members to post their top 10 favorite classical CDs.

MattHughesRocks
07-20-2010, 04:31 PM
Disc 1
This is what I bought last night :)


1. Canon and gigue, for 3 violins & continuo in D major, T. 337 Canon in D
Composed by Johann Pachelbel

2. Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major ("Eine kleine Nachtmusik"), K. 525 Andante
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

3. Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven

4. String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 11 Andante
Composed by Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky

5. Clair de lune, for orchestra or various other arrangements (from "Suite Bergamasque" for piano), L. 75/3
Composed by Claude Debussy

6. Idyll for string orchestra, JW 6/3 Adagio
Composed by Leos Janacek

7. Adagio, for violin, strings & organ in G minor, T. Mi 26 (composed by Remo Giazotto; not by Albinoni)
Composed by Tomaso Albinoni

8. La fille aux cheveux de lin, prelude for piano, L. 117/8
Composed by Claude Debussy

9. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068 Air on a G string
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach

10. Greensleeves, folk song for chorus (from the opera Sir John in Love)
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams

11. Serse (Xerxes), opera, HWV 40 Largo
Composed by George Frideric Handel

12. Work(s) [Unspecified] Prelude in C
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach

13. The Planets, suite for orchestra & female chorus, Op. 32, H. 125 Venus
Composed by Gustav Holst

14. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-Übung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9) Aria
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach

15. Adagio for strings (or string quartet; arr. from 2nd mvt. of String Quartet), Op. 11
Composed by Samuel Barber

16. Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun), for orchestra, L. 86
Composed by Claude Debussy

17. Fra Holbergs tid (From Holberg’s Time), for string orchestra ("Holberg Suite"), Op. 40 Sarabande
Composed by Edvard Grieg

18. Valse Triste, for orchestra (from Kuolema), Op. 44/1
Composed by Jean Sibelius

19. Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056 Largo
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach

20. Serenade for string orchestra in E major, B. 52 (Op. 22) Moderato
Composed by Antonin Dvorak

21. Liebesträume: O Lieb, so lang du lieben kannst, for voice & piano No. 3, S. 298 (LW N18/3)
Composed by Franz Liszt

22. Ave Maria, for voice & piano (or other vocal arrangements; after Bach's Prelude No. 1 from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1)
Composed by Charles Gounod

23. Etude for piano No. 3 in E major, Op. 10/3, CT. 16
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin

24. String Quartet No. 2 in D major Nocturne
Composed by Alexander Borodin

25. Arabesques (2) for piano, L. 66 [Unspecified] Arabesque
Composed by Claude Debussy

26. Pavane pour une infante défunte, for piano (or orchestra)
Composed by Maurice Ravel

27. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in F minor ("L'inverno," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 4), Op. 8/4, RV 297 Largo
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi

28. Gymnopedie for piano No.1
Composed by Erik Satie

29. Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor ("Moonlight"), Op. 27/2 Adagio
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven

30. Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major ("Elvira Madigan") K. 467 Andante
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Silverback
07-20-2010, 05:01 PM
Disc 1
This is what I bought last night :)


1. Canon and gigue, for 3 violins & continuo in D major, T. 337 Canon in D
Composed by Johann Pachelbel

2. Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major ("Eine kleine Nachtmusik"), K. 525 Andante
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

3. Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven

4. String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 11 Andante
Composed by Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky

5. Clair de lune, for orchestra or various other arrangements (from "Suite Bergamasque" for piano), L. 75/3
Composed by Claude Debussy

6. Idyll for string orchestra, JW 6/3 Adagio
Composed by Leos Janacek

7. Adagio, for violin, strings & organ in G minor, T. Mi 26 (composed by Remo Giazotto; not by Albinoni)
Composed by Tomaso Albinoni

8. La fille aux cheveux de lin, prelude for piano, L. 117/8
Composed by Claude Debussy

9. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068 Air on a G string
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach

10. Greensleeves, folk song for chorus (from the opera Sir John in Love)
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams

11. Serse (Xerxes), opera, HWV 40 Largo
Composed by George Frideric Handel

12. Work(s) [Unspecified] Prelude in C
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach

13. The Planets, suite for orchestra & female chorus, Op. 32, H. 125 Venus
Composed by Gustav Holst

14. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-Übung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9) Aria
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach

15. Adagio for strings (or string quartet; arr. from 2nd mvt. of String Quartet), Op. 11
Composed by Samuel Barber

16. Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun), for orchestra, L. 86
Composed by Claude Debussy

17. Fra Holbergs tid (From Holberg’s Time), for string orchestra ("Holberg Suite"), Op. 40 Sarabande
Composed by Edvard Grieg

18. Valse Triste, for orchestra (from Kuolema), Op. 44/1
Composed by Jean Sibelius

19. Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056 Largo
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach

20. Serenade for string orchestra in E major, B. 52 (Op. 22) Moderato
Composed by Antonin Dvorak

21. Liebesträume: O Lieb, so lang du lieben kannst, for voice & piano No. 3, S. 298 (LW N18/3)
Composed by Franz Liszt

22. Ave Maria, for voice & piano (or other vocal arrangements; after Bach's Prelude No. 1 from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1)
Composed by Charles Gounod

23. Etude for piano No. 3 in E major, Op. 10/3, CT. 16
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin

24. String Quartet No. 2 in D major Nocturne
Composed by Alexander Borodin

25. Arabesques (2) for piano, L. 66 [Unspecified] Arabesque
Composed by Claude Debussy

26. Pavane pour une infante défunte, for piano (or orchestra)
Composed by Maurice Ravel

27. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in F minor ("L'inverno," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 4), Op. 8/4, RV 297 Largo
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi

28. Gymnopedie for piano No.1
Composed by Erik Satie

29. Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor ("Moonlight"), Op. 27/2 Adagio
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven

30. Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major ("Elvira Madigan") K. 467 Andante
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

That stuff will put you right to sleep...:tongue0011::tongue0011::ninja:

MattHughesRocks
07-20-2010, 05:03 PM
You just have to mix it up with some Bad Company :laugh:

That stuff will put you right to sleep...:tongue0011::tongue0011::ninja:

Miss Foxy
07-20-2010, 06:17 PM
I like classical music in certain moods. I used to play Bach and Chopin for my son when he was an infant when he was in his crib napping... I love Opera though!! Nothing beats some Opera, candles, pasta, and wine!!!! :)

adamt
07-20-2010, 06:20 PM
also this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKnpretIPEY

adamt
07-20-2010, 06:27 PM
and this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEOolYYe60k

County Mike
07-20-2010, 07:14 PM
Tchaikovsky

1812 Overture is bad ass.

Buzzard
07-20-2010, 11:47 PM
Check any of this guys vids on youtube. His name is Per-Olov Kindgren

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDhv2f2mweE&feature=PlayList&p=D8B144330E6307FD&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=9

VCURamFan
07-21-2010, 01:17 AM
13. The Planets, suite for orchestra & female chorus, Op. 32, H. 125 Venus
Composed by Gustav Holst
This. If I ever had a fight, my entrance music would be Mars:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0bcRCCg01I

I need to read through the rest of your list to see what I think of it (12+ yrs as a band geek :frantics:), but there's soooo much good stuff out there: Grainger, Bernstein, Bach, Vivaldi . . . I could go on, but that's good for now.

MattHughesRocks
07-21-2010, 03:52 AM
When your single...everything beats that :sad:

I like classical music in certain moods. I used to play Bach and Chopin for my son when he was an infant when he was in his crib napping... I love Opera though!! Nothing beats some Opera, candles, pasta, and wine!!!! :)

MattHughesRocks
07-21-2010, 03:57 AM
So I loaded all three of the CD's this made into my car this morning.Listened to it on the way to work and while driving to errands on lunch and on the way home.I liked some of it a lot...some not so much..and some. I just turned it right away.The only problem....I didn't write anything on the CD's to tell me what was what. I have no idea what I liked and what I freakin' didn't :huh:

:hissyfit:

MattHughesRocks
07-21-2010, 04:00 AM
That was a little too Star-Warsy for me:unsure:

This. If I ever had a fight, my entrance music would be Mars:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0bcRCCg01I

I need to read through the rest of your list to see what I think of it (12+ yrs as a band geek :frantics:), but there's soooo much good stuff out there: Grainger, Bernstein, Bach, Vivaldi . . . I could go on, but that's good for now.

VCURamFan
07-21-2010, 04:14 AM
That was a little too Star-Warsy for me:unsure:
That's the thing about Mars: it's not just "Star Warsy". It's "Every military/war theme eversy". Holst capture the essence of War into music so perfectly that practically every movie composer steals from him for their scores. The fact that it sounds over-down is a testiment to how ground-breaking it was. When morons watch Matt's old fights & aren't impressed by his GnP because it seems basic & standard, they don't realize that he was the master of the game, leaps & bounds beyond the rest & it's only just now that others have managed to catch up with him. It's the exact same thing with Holst.

MattHughesRocks
07-21-2010, 04:38 AM
So long explanation isn't going to make me like it Ben :tongue0011:

adamt
07-21-2010, 05:39 AM
That was a little too Star-Warsy for me:unsure:

yeah kinda star warsy, and not 2010 star warsy , more like 1970's star warsy

i like "300" 's war music

Tyburn
07-21-2010, 12:55 PM
I want to buy some classical music but don't know anything about it. I think I like violins.And no Dave, I don't want anything that sounds even remotely like that horrible church "music" you listen to.

Anyone have any suggestions?

:huh: what horrible Church music :mellow:

I do orchestrals too you know :rolleyes:

if you could spend more then about 15 seconds listening to any music video I post you'd know that :laugh:

I like Film scores...particularly if they are done by Hans Zimmer. :)

County Mike
07-21-2010, 01:07 PM
Danny Elfman

VCURamFan
07-21-2010, 05:03 PM
So long explanation isn't going to make me like it Ben :tongue0011:
Sorry, I forgot who I was writing to! :banghead: :laugh:

Here's the simple version: John Williams & all other composers saw how awesome Mars was & stole from it. Same way that GSP & all other WWs saw how awesome Matt's wrestling & GnP were so they stole from it.

Even if you don't like, at least appreciate it for being the original.

Tyburn
07-21-2010, 06:13 PM
This. If I ever had a fight, my entrance music would be Mars:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0bcRCCg01I


Neptune is my favourite :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaNuYvj-jcc

The chorus ending is just...divine :cool: