#1
I never noticed how nice classical music was to listen to.

I was flipping through the radio stations today, bored with my usual classic rock station, and I came across this station that had a piano and classical guitar duet that just sounded beautiful. After that was this other string arrangement.

I'd really like to find some more of this stuff, can anyone recommend me some CD's or anything to check out?
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paganini, bach, beatoven, albeniz, scarlatti, cimarosa, giuliani, granados, villa-lobos, guarnieri, chavez;ect. great string composers.
#3
check paganini, bach, vivaldi.
you know the kind of shreddy stuff kids try to do this days.

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#4
Anything by Bach, Vivaldi, or Beethoven. Although there are several different styles to choose from with many different composers with different styles.
#5
Air on a G string by Bach is my absolute favorite.It's great to improvise over.
Also try the four seasons by vivaldi, no guitar on the original, but again, fantastic to play guitar to, especially the Winter movement.
Also try some Lizt(greatest pianist ever to live) and some Czerny (Lizt's teacher) and even some Danny Elfman if you like modern classical (oxymoron, I know)
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#6
Theres a whole ****load of classical to choose from. And most of it isn't actually classical.

"Classical" is misused as it refers to the classical period (music, literature, art etc.) When people say classical music they (more often than not) just mean orchestral music. Classical could mean baroque, romantic etc.

Maybe you should be a bit more specific. You might like music from one period but not the others.
#7
^^ thanks guys
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#8
Check out John Clarke on youtube

Agustin Barrios Mangore - Vals Op. 8 No. 3

Albinoni - Adagio for Strings in G minor

Anonymous - Romance D' Amour

Anonymous - Spanish Romance

Barbetta - Moresca Detta Le Canarie

Handel - Sarabande

Isaac Manuel Albeniz - Asturias (Leyenda)

Johann Sebastian Bach - Bouree in E Minor BWV 9965
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Theres a whole ****load of classical to choose from. And most of it isn't actually classical.

"Classical" is misused as it refers to the classical period (music, literature, art etc.) When people say classical music they (more often than not) just mean orchestral music. Classical could mean baroque, romantic etc.

Maybe you should be a bit more specific. You might like music from one period but not the others.


Not really sure how I can be more specific as I have never really listened to this type of stuff before. I was just asking what would be some good stuff to check out-- maybe so I can find what I do like.
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#10
I bought a box set called "Classical Masters" for 20 bucks. Got 20 cd's each with a different composer, all the really awesome classical stuff.
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#11
People like bach and bethooven are the fall out boys and panic at the discos of classical music.

Go download symphony in brass by eric ewazen, the nabucco overture by verdi, and the first mvt of Shostakovitch's 5th symphony...NOW!
#12
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Check out John Clarke on youtube

Agustin Barrios Mangore - Vals Op. 8 No. 3

Albinoni - Adagio for Strings in G minor

Anonymous - Romance D' Amour

Anonymous - Spanish Romance

Barbetta - Moresca Detta Le Canarie

Handel - Sarabande

Isaac Manuel Albeniz - Asturias (Leyenda)

Johann Sebastian Bach - Bouree in E Minor BWV 9965


Adagio for strings is a samuel barber song Unless your talkin about a different one. Idk,
#13
You'll probably like romantic era because they're really chords and melodies, just like modern music, as opposed to baroque, which is about composition techniques such as polyphony and contrapuntal voice leading.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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Not really sure how I can be more specific as I have never really listened to this type of stuff before. I was just asking what would be some good stuff to check out-- maybe so I can find what I do like.


Check out Tchaicovsky's (sp) 1812 Overture, you will have heard it before.
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People like bach and bethooven are the fall out boys and panic at the discos of classical music.

Not really. You're just too much of imbecile to appreciate their subtle ingenuity.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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You'll probably like romantic era because they're really chords and melodies, just like modern music, as opposed to baroque, which is about composition techniques such as polyphony and contrapuntal voice leading.




Contrapuntal ftw!!!

Art of the fugue, contrapunctas IX FTW
#18
Pachelbel's Canon in D. That comedian/guitarist/cellist made it so much cooler.
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Tchaikovsky's 1812 overture is great.
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Mozart's Requiem

Yes. Also, his Don Giovanni opera. His violin concertos are excellent too, especially the one in A major.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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Not really. You're just too much of imbecile to appreciate their subtle ingenuity.


No, I just think that most of there music is pretty dull, yet they still are extremely popular.

Same way I look at fall out boy and panic at the disco.

I will give you the art of the fugue though. Bad ass
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http://www.shoutcast.com/sbin/shoutcast-playlist.pls?rn=2429&file=filename.pls

To get you in touch more easily, I'd start with some uptempo stuff.
Try this:
Sarasate
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xir-5oAWxXE
The last part is amazing.

Vivaldi
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=St9wYu_WeAM

Tchaikovsky (I LOVE that song)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekgP7poLnJY

Beethoven (Listen to the whole thing if you like it. Pay attention to the harmonies. It's amazing)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_5z0m7cs0A

Rossini
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_onN...feature=related

Mozart (slow, but the awesomeness of it makes up for the lack of speed for you)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swkT07TP-mo

Schubert (also slow)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQVz...feature=related
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I will give you the art of the fugue though. Bad ass

Something tells me that you don't really understand Bach at all.

How can you like his Art of Fugues, but not his other works? The only way this could work is if you just thought that the fugues from that suite were aesthetically interesting without considering what made them work. If you knew what made them work, you'd either like almost all of Bach or not at all.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#27
Stravinsky, Jeux Des Cartes.
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Not really. You're just too much of imbecile to appreciate their subtle ingenuity.

Don't get heated. Everyone has their opinions, and the guy gave good recommendations (except for the Beethoven and Bach part).
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#29
beethoven emperor concerto

bach cello suites

rachmaninovs 2nd and 3rd (and oriental sketch)

Stravinsky rite of spring

Debussy Clair De la Lune or anything
#30
Thanks for all the suggestions, I looked into a lot of what I could find on youtube and I'll check for the rest of what you all recommended tomorrow morning.

Goodnight

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#32
well..if by "classical" you mean orchestral music, then there are loads and loads of different people you could listen to. vivaldi, mozart, bach, brahms, beethoven, chopin. Bach's baroque though, and there are others in the romantic period you could check out. technically speaking, the classical period is the time from bach's death to beethoven's death.

but recently, I've been getting into contemporary music, which is basically modern classical. philip glass is really good if you like piano stuff, and if you want to get into atonal stuff, check out schoenburg (sp?) and you could check out john cage to. that guy's pretty wacky.

i could list more, but I don't have my encyclopedia with me.

it's cool you're broadening your musical horizons..there's much more to the musical world than rock and country. i wish more people'd realize that.
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#33
-Anything and everything Shostakovich. Some specific ones are his 5th, 7th, 10th, and 11th symphonies; they are kickass. His string quartets are awesome too, like the 3rd, 7th, and most of all the 8th.
-Then Mahler is good, especially the 5th and 6th symphonies.
-Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" and "Firebird."
--Mussorsgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" and "Night on Bald Mountain" are awesome.
-The Tchaikovsky violin concerto, 1812, "Marche Slave", 1st, 4th, and 6th symphonies are all good.
-Holst's "The Planets"
-Dvorak's cello concerto and his 9th symphony (called the "New World")
-The Bach "Chaconne" is really pretty.
-Rachmaninoff's Prelude in C# minor and his Prelude in G minor.
-Grieg's Piano Concerto in A-minor and "In the Hall of the Mountain King", but usually everything by Grieg is good.
-Saint-Saens's "Introduction et rondo capriccioso" and "Havanaise" are awesome too.
-Bruch violin concerto in G minor
-Mendelssohn's violin concerto in E minor and his octet also is good.
-Brahms violin concerto
-Respighi's "Feste romane"
-Listz "Les Preludes"
-Hindemith's "Symphonic Metamorphosis"
-Ravel's "Tzigane"
-Sarasate's "Carmen Fantasy"
-Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue"
-Rimsky-Korsakov's "Capriccio Espagnol"
-Vaughn-Williams's 2nd symphony (London Symphony)
-R. Strauss's "Don Juan"
-Wagner's Rienzi Overture
-Smetana's "Moldau"

your best bet for the best solo recordings for violin at least are done by Heifetz, Itzhak Perlman, Gil Shaham, Vengerov, or Isaac Stern

and for the orchestral works, try to find recordings with Bernstein as the conductor, they are the best...and as for orchestras, the NY Philharmonic is usually the best, Cleveland Symphony is good, the same with San Fransisco and Chicago, and the Berliner Philharmoniker

and I cant think of any more off the top of my head...but usually Romantic and early 20th Century period music is a good place to stick to unless your into all of the crazy **** in contemporary music or you really like Classical and Baroque period music...anyway, good luck on finding some stuff, there is a lot out there to choose from!
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#35
Call me melodramatic but you haven't lived before you've heard Chopin, or Rachmaninoff
#36
If it's the style that you enjoy I would also suggest listening to some movie soundtracks; A Beautiful Mind (James Horner), Les Miserables[movie] (Basil Poledouris), Lord of the Rings (Howard Shore), Gladiator (Hans Zimmer). Otherwise the can't go wrong with many of the other suggestions in this thread
#37
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Check out Tchaicovsky's (sp) 1812 Overture, you will have heard it before.


*whistles the tune*


Dead Poets Society anyone?


Gustav Mahler (I mention him all the time but no one else listens to him but me apparently) and Hayden. Handel. Bach.

http://www.classicalarchives.com

is a helpful site


:O AND! There's a movie called The Holiday, it's an ok Chick Flick but Hans Zimmer wrote the music and it almost brought me to tears (not because of the Movie, the music by itself)

Download Maestro for an example.
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