bruch violin concerto no. 1

ayelin-buzzard  asked:

What are your favourite pieces of classical music?

*rolls sleeves up* Alright listen up bitches because you about to get some quality music recs
My absolute favorite piece is:Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto no. 2: Look. I don’t think this piece needs an introdution. It is the Holy Grail of piano concertos. It is beautiful, epic, tear-inducing. There will never be a piece as amazing. 
All pieces after this one are more favorites of mine, though the order is arbitrary. 
1. Literally anything by Tchaikovsky: The 1812 Overture, the Romeo and Juliet Overture, Piano Concerto no. 1, String quartet no. 1 in D (the second movement especially). If it’s by Tchaikovsky, it’s amazing. 
2. Shostakovich Symphony no. 5: Do I need to explain???
3. Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor: This is by far my favorite violin concerto. I’m actually in the process of learning it right now, but damn it’s hard. 
4. Dvorak Violin Concerto in A Minor: This is my second favorite violin concerto. It’s absolutely lovely and lyrical and just a really nice piece all around.
5. Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings: This is the first classical piece that ever made me cry. That’s all I need to say. 
6. Symphony of Sorrowful Songs by Gorecki: “Haunting” is the only word I can use to describe this piece. It was inspired by writing that was put on a wall by an eighteen-year-old girl in a Gestapo prison. I don’t really have the words to describe what this piece is like. 
7. Mendohsehn’s Symphony No. 4: It’s a classic. Also a very fun piece to listen to. 
8. Nimrod by Elgar: Another absolutely gorgeous piece that’s also really fun to play. 
9. Arabesque I by Debussy: I was introduced to this piece by a pianist friend of mine that played this for her final recital. It’s a really soothing piece. 
10. Passacaglia by Handel-Halvorsen: A fantastic violin-viola duet that’s just a masterful showcase of the performers’ technique. 
11. The Mishima String Quartet by Glass: This is another very soothing piece. It’s very modern and has a certain dreamlike quality to it. 
12. The Devil’s Trill Sonata by Tartini: Another favorite violin piece. Go listen to the Itzhak Perlman recording of it and be prepared to be blown away. 
13. Andante Festivo by Sibelius: Another gorgeous piece that’s also very fun to play
14. Scottish Fantasy by Bruch: It’s really pretty and great music to write to. 
This list has gone on long enough so I’ll end it here. Thank you for the ask!

Post ten songs you’ve been listening to lately and then tag ten people. I was tagged by @naamah-beherit, thank you! 

1. Lullaby of Birdland - Ella Fitzgerald

2. Waltz for Debby - Bill Evans

3. Lapsenmuisto - Kauan

4. Addio pomidory - domowe melodie

5. Piosenka o końcu świata - Aga Zaryan

6. Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye - Leonard Cohen

7.  Bruch’s Violin Concerto No 1 in G Minor 2nd Mov - Jascha Heifetz

8. Ne orji, ne sejaj - Percival

9. At the Edge of Time - Blind Guardian

10. Í Tokuni -  Eivør

Tagging: @jumpforjo @sizhu @zeilena @eternalsunshine13 @joey-wingster and anyone else who wants to do it!


Janine Jansen: Violin Concerto no.1 in G minor 1-3 (Max Bruch) - 15.06.13

Janine Jansen: Violin Concerto no.1 in G minor 1-3 (Max Bruch)
1. Allegro moderato
2. Adagio
3. Allegro energico
Radio Kamer Filharmonie
Michael Schønvandt, conductor
Concertgebouw Amsterdam. 15.06.13, NTR podium

Song Shuffle Meme

Hit shuffle on your iPod, phone, iTunes, whatever it is you listen to music on and then write down the first 20 songs that come up. Tag 10 people that you want to do it too!


OkeeDokee, i’ll do a proper shuffle outside of albums to get the full mix (oh god, this is where I show myself up for the weirdo that I am, look my music taste has a few extremes and not much in between so this is going to be a VERY weird mix)
well here goes nothin’

  1. Symphony No.3 in C major Op. 52 Second Movement -Sibelius
  2. Please Mr Jailer -Rachel Sweet for the John Waters film Cry-Baby Soundtrack
  3. The Most Beautiful Girl (In The Room) -Flight of The Conchords
  4. Ten Foot Cock and a Few Hundred Virgins -Tim Minchin
  5. Symphony No.2 in C Minor Op.17 “Little Russian” -Tchaikovsky
  6. 10/10 -Paolo Nutini
  7. Merry Blues -Manu Chao
  8. Bonzo Goes to Bitburg (My Brain is Hanging Upside Down) -Ramones
  9. Fawkes The Phoenix -John Williams for the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets soundtrack
  10. Remembrances -John Williams, Itzhak Perlman, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra for the Schindler’s List Soundtrack
  11. Don’t Stop Movin’ -S Club 7
  12. Upside Down -Paloma Faith
  13. Preparations For The Last TV Fake -Yann Tiersen for the Goodbye Lenin! Sountrack
  14. Mannish Boy -Muddy Waters
  15. Heroin -The Velvet Underground
  16. Boredom -Buzzcocks
  17. Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1 in G Minor Op.26 -Maxim Vengerov and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
  18. Blood On The Pavement -David Arnold and Michael Price for the BBC Sherlock Series 2 Soundtrack
  19. Every Sperm is Sacred -Monty Python
  20. Negro Y Azul - Los Cuates de Sinaloa for the Breaking Bad Sountrack

yeah… i’ll just leave that there…
okay then there’s no point even trying to explain some of this is there
I was tagged by: still-the-addict

And I tag:
ghostsince1738 keenas-mustard damagedand-delusional soppy-optimist-walker evan-wheeler necromancerlives  therogueeagle  hatrediswhatiknow