#1
I've wanted to delve into (listening) classical music for a while (not just classical guitar). Can someone give me some "beginner's" pieces (or if there's already a classical music thread somewhere, link please) thanks.
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Nice acceptance of music.

TS, try the classic guitar forum.

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https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=27


Oh you mean the one I helped create and modded extensively?

Yeah it's a good forum. Seems like you've never been in it though nor know anything about it as one of my threads is a sticky.
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#7
Beginner's pieces?

Do you want to play or start listening?

I recommend Bach's Inventions

Invention No. 13 is my favourite

Haydn's symphonies are pretty cool aswell

Beethoven Piano Sonata 13 in C Minor Movement 2 is epic

Moto Perpetuo by Nicolo Paganini is an extremely technical violin piece comparable to modern day shredding.
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#12
Thanks for suggestions, but I don't intend to perform them on guitar and I mean like the famous symphonies and pieces by the Beethovens, Mozarts, and Bachs of past.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOVwokQnV4M

Bach's "Air on the G String" is a good starting place. To follow up, there are a lot of collections of classical music floating around; go pick yourself up a copy.

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That's 20th century

20th century =/= classical

To clarify, "classical music" includes:
  • Baroque (1600 - 1750) - Bach, Handel
  • Classical (1750 - 1800) - Mozart, Haydn
  • Romantic (1820 - 1900) - Beethoven


There is also 20th Century classical music.


You could just start with a Classic FM playlist, but here are a few popular ones:

Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata , 5th and 9th Symphonies
Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 , Air on the G String , Toccata and Fugue in D minor , Magnificat , Mass in B minor
Mozart - Lacrimosa from the Requiem , Eine Kleine Nachtmusik , 40th and 41st Symphonies
Wagner - Flight of the Valkyries
Debussy - Clair de Lune
Straus - On the Beautiful Blue Danube
Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture
Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending , Fantasia on Greensleeves
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#19
bach's brandenburg concertos are nice, but i find most classical music before bethoveen to be somewhat stagnant and lacking emotion.

i more prefer the branch of experimental russian music from the late 1800s and early 1900s.

try Stravinsky's rite of spring. during the first performance, there were fist fights in the audience, people screaming because they were "in auditory pain", and audience members calling out for doctors.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjX3oAwv_Fs
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#20
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And? I find classical boring and those who criticise me for holding this belief for having a closed mind pretentious.


Now I feel like an idiot, and I'm not sure why...>.>

He said classical sucks, and I didn't think he should put down types of music that he didn't like...

Apparently he is largely affiliated with the classical guitar forum...*cough*

Alright, I said something stupid. Sorry.
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Now I feel like an idiot, and I'm not sure why...>.>

He said classical sucks, and I didn't think he should put down types of music that he didn't like...

Apparently he is largely affiliated with the classical guitar forum...*cough*

Alright, I said something stupid. Sorry.



Yep he is a professional twat right enough. Tried to flame everyone.
#23
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To clarify, "classical music" includes:
  • Baroque (1600 - 1750) - Bach, Handel
  • Classical (1750 - 1800) - Mozart, Haydn
  • Romantic (1820 - 1900) - Beethoven


There is also 20th Century classical music.



There's 20th century "classical" music but if you take it apart and analyze it, it sounds completely different to the traditional classical pieces, the phrasing, the techniques and alot of the sounds are so different.

20th century music also allows alot more room for "wrong" notes while classical follows an incredibly strict set of rules where even a note that sounds in place will be "wrong" due to the rules of classical phrasing made in that time.
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There's 20th century "classical" music but if you take it apart and analyze it, it sounds completely different to the traditional classical pieces, the phrasing, the techniques and alot of the sounds are so different.

20th century music also allows alot more room for "wrong" notes while classical follows an incredibly strict set of rules where even a note that sounds in place will be "wrong" due to the rules of classical phrasing made in that time.

They are very different, you're right, but both are lumped together into the genre of classical. Just so the TS doesn't get confused if he hears about new classical music being released this year.
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They are very different, you're right, but both are lumped together into the genre of classical. Just so the TS doesn't get confused if he hears about new classical music being released this year.



#26
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Now I feel like an idiot, and I'm not sure why...>.>

He said classical sucks, and I didn't think he should put down types of music that he didn't like...

Apparently he is largely affiliated with the classical guitar forum...*cough*

Alright, I said something stupid. Sorry.


Yeah he was just joking.
He plays, and I'm pretty sure writes, classical music.
#27
Check out Gyorgy Ligeti
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#28
Dvorak - 9th Symphony "From the New World" / Largo

Joplin - Maple Leaf Rag

Beethoven - Sonata op. 13 "Pathetique" 2nd movement

my 3 favorites.
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#29
Rhapsody in Blue-Gershwin.

Awesome song. And from someone whos favorite band is RATM.
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#31
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bach's brandenburg concertos are nice, but i find most classical music before bethoveen to be somewhat stagnant and lacking emotion.

i more prefer the branch of experimental russian music from the late 1800s and early 1900s.

try Stravinsky's rite of spring. during the first performance, there were fist fights in the audience, people screaming because they were "in auditory pain", and audience members calling out for doctors.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjX3oAwv_Fs

I tend to be into the experimental russian music too. I'll bet you're a fan of Shostakovich too, amirite?
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#32
i really really have gotten into Dvorak's string quartet no. 12 (american) and shostakovich's string quartet no. 8.

both (but probably more the dvorak) i would say are easily listenable peices for someone who isn't into classical too much.
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#33
Beethoven's Egmont Overture is a really cool piece. And check out Corelli's Concerto Grosso in G Minor. Great piece as well.