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