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Old 01-07-2010, 09:58 PM   #31 (permalink)
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If you're looking to build your classical collection, I just bought 80 Chopin pieces for $15.99 on iTunes. All performances are by well respected musicians.
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Old 01-11-2010, 01:26 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Wolfgang Mozart, Ottorino Respighi, Aaron Copland

Just to name three that came to mind at the top of my head, but there are plenty more.
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:22 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Aside from the numerous mega classic orchestral/symphonic composers, I would suggest some new ones, mainly known for concert band works. David R. Holsinger, straight out of Missouri, is best known for songs like Abram's Pursuit, Praire Dances, Havendance, and On A Hymnsong Of Philip Bliss (played at President Reagan's funeral). Frank Ticheli is another composer I'm starting to dig. I'm playing a piece of his now in my concert band called Vesuvius. Complex stuff.


And I WOULD post up some links to some cool arrangements of the songs, BUT I have to have fifteen posts or more...
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Old 01-29-2010, 05:43 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Boccherini, Paganini, Pachelbel and Faure are all brilliant composers, depending on what you're into at the moment. Erik Satie too, less quantity, but I highly recommend his sole piano compositions. A more modern composer, and sometimes experimental one would be Ludovico Einaudi. Not nearly as high-q as the old masters, but still manifests to give classical music a modern edge!
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Old 01-31-2010, 07:15 AM   #35 (permalink)
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I know lot of names and pieces in this thread.

But I don't see here one name who made me love classical music - czech romantic composer Antonín Dvořák.
I think I can recommend him. His symphony "From the new world" is very famous, it was my first CD with classical music
Slavonic Dances, String Quartets, Concertos for cello (B minor) and some other pieces are also very nice music.

Antonín Dvořák - Last.fm

Antonín Dvořák - Wikipedia


Part of symphony "From The New World" - my loved Largo

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Old 02-24-2010, 05:47 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Fryderyk Chopin, of course, my countryman I also like Verdi.
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:52 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Maybe try paganini? I think you'll like the grand sonata.
Also haydn is very relaxing.
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Old 03-02-2010, 06:33 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Try Mozarts piano concerto no 20 - its the best classical piece ever written!
Mozarts Requiem is also something you definately should check out.
Also try one of Schuberts greatest: Symphony no 8 "the unfinished"
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Old 03-06-2010, 06:21 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Maybe try paganini? I think you'll like the grand sonata.
Also haydn is very relaxing.
I also recommend Haydn. I would like to learn more about his 100+ symphonies, because not all are relaxing. Tonight my orchestra, in which I play violin, is performing Haydn's 49th symphony. The 2nd movement is my favorite because it feels dramatic and intense to me, as well as playful.

I love doing this piece with the orchestra and am looking forward to soon being under the hot stage lights (anything warm right now in Iowa is wonderful) in less than 2 hours, feeling a little excited because of the suspense of the performance, waiting to play....

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Old 03-18-2010, 08:25 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Hi there!

I´d like to recommend one of my favorite artists today to you, Catya Maré, who does classical crossover music, what means her songs are based on classical music and involve all kinds of different music styles, such as pop, world, electronica etc...try to google her name and you´ll find plenty of her music online
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