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Old 05-01-2007, 11:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
allisonthepianist
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I'd recommend for the beginner listener in Classical music to start off with some Chopin piano music (his etudes maybe, the Barcarolle Op. 60, or Polonaises), some J.S. Bach (I like the double Violin Concerto in d minor but anything is great), some Debussy, Beethoven Symphonies (No. 3, 5, and 9 are my favorites), Stravinsky (Rite of Spring), and Schoenberg (if you are feeling adventurous).

For the more advanced listener, some of my favorite composers are Manuel de Falla (try Nights in the Gardens of Spain), Corelli (Concerto Grossi), Gyorgy Ligeti (anything...he's like a modern Beethoven....genius), Samuel Barber (anything), Bela Bartok (anything), Ravel (Gaspard de la Nuit).
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