What's you favourite classic music

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Max Payne, Nov 30, 2006.

  1. Max Payne macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2006
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    #1
    So lately I have been into classic music. Mainly instrumental, with no lyrics. I have been listening to Yanni and he is great.

    If you are into such music, what is your favourite composer and music?
     
  2. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

    TheAnswer

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2002
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    #2
    Well...I think Yanni is technically new age and not classical (not that he is bad).

    Having said that, I prefer music from the Romantic period or later. I'd probably recommend the later symphonies of Mozart (and all of Beethoven's) , Mozart's Requiem, and the Rachmaninov Piano Concertos.

    The best thing to do might be to find a classical music station in your area or on the internet and find their playlist on their website. You can just listen and when you come across something you like, search for the same composer on iTunes or elsewhere. Wikipedia generally has good information on the span and furcations of a composer's career.

    Good luck and good listening. :)
     
  3. srf4real macrumors 68030

    srf4real

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2006
    Location:
    paradise beach FL
    #3
    Oh. When you said classic I thought you meant like 'Back in Black' by AC/DC.:rolleyes: :cool:
     
  4. spicyapple macrumors 68000

    spicyapple

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2006
    #4
    The french composer Debussy has some of the most romantic and emotional music I've ever heard. Very melodic with predominately vowel sounding instrumentation.

    If in "classics" you are refering to something pop contemporary, I would have to say Tiffany and Debbie Gibson. :)

    luv ya bunches! xoxoxo
     
  5. xsedrinam macrumors 601

    xsedrinam

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2004
    #5
    It really depends on my frame of mind since I enjoy a pretty wide gamut of Classical and Impressionistic composers including Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Debussy, Dvorak, Mozart, Bach, Prokotiev, Rossini, Grieg, Copland, and I have to mention Gershwin.

    But if I had to come to one composer and one piece in particular, it's pretty hard to rise above the genius of the 3rd Movement of Beethoven's 5th Symphony. It's vintage Beethoven at his best.
     
  6. Caezar macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2004
    Location:
    Between a rock and a hard place
    #6
    Tchaikovsky for me, especially the 4-5-6 Symphonies. I also enjoy Mahler.
     
  7. ejb190 macrumors 65816

    ejb190

    #7
    I like Stravinsky. Nothing like Firebird Suite - 1919 Version. I'm also a sucker for anything Gershwin. Yah, a bit more modern, but Rhapsody in Blue is just a classic American composition. As far as the "Masters", nothing like a little Mr. B. Beethoven's 5th gives me chills to this day and there is nothing like Fur Elise being played by someone who can put emotion into it.
     
  8. beatsme macrumors 65816

    beatsme

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2005
    #8
    I know it's cliché, but Mozart. For sheer complexity, he can't be beat...IMHO
     
  9. Counterfit macrumors G3

    Counterfit

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2003
    Location:
    sitting on your shoulder
    #9
    Stay away from Barbara Kolb. Not only is she very 20th Century (read: atonal), she's a massive bitch.

    I'm going to recommend: Beethoven, Chopin, and Heitor Villa-Lobos. Holst gets a special mention because he's one of a very few to write for euphonium in orchestra, which I think is a shame. It's perfectly suited for the task.
     
  10. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

    Joined:
    May 2, 2005
    #10
    Where's the Shostakovich party?
    Make sure to invite Mendelssohn! He's a playa. The son of a banker!!
    Brahms.. such the viola compose, MMMM.
     
  11. it5five macrumors 65816

    it5five

    Joined:
    May 31, 2006
    Location:
    New York
    #11
    I'm into Mahler, Mozart, Mendelsshon, and some others. I just usually listen to the classical station and keep in mind certain pieces I liked. I'll go online to check out who it was and then listen to more of their stuff.

    EDIT: I'll join the Shostakovich party. It's weird that we both mentioned Mendelssohn at the same time too.
     
  12. strieck macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2006
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    #12
    I really enjoy La Folia variations. Vivaldi's "La Follia" is by far my favorite piece of classical music.
     
  13. it5five macrumors 65816

    it5five

    Joined:
    May 31, 2006
    Location:
    New York
    #13
    It's pretty amusing (at least to me), I can recognize a Vivaldi piece when I hear it on the radio. If I turn it on half way through, I tell myself "this is Vivaldi", and turns out it is.

    I'm a loser :(
     
  14. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

    Joined:
    May 2, 2005
    #14
    Have you heard Mendelssohn's viola sonata? YUMMY!!

    I have his 3rd symphony on right now, but I soo plan on listening to the sonata later.

    How do y'all feel about big, fantastic Tchaikovsky?
    I think I'm just pretty much in love with all the Russian composers. :)

    oh, shh. If you're a loser for being able to identify a composer, I don't know what I am classified as! I'll be listening to something and name the key, composer (or if not that, time period) and if I listen closely enough whether or not it's an orchestra from Europe or North America playing.
     
  15. treblah macrumors 65816

    treblah

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2003
    Location:
    29680
    #15
    I am giving you an "e-high five" right now. :D
     
  16. xsedrinam macrumors 601

    xsedrinam

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2004
    #16
    I love Tchaikovsky. There's a pretty pervasive revival of appreciation for his works. His String Quartets N. 1-3 by the Borodin Quartet are wonderful. Concerto No. 1 and Symphony No. 4 are some of my favs. I've never been a Nutcracker enthusiast, but I love Waltz of the Flowers since I'm a Horn player.

    Who are some other Russian composers you like in addition to Shostakovich? Modeste Mussorgsky?
     
  17. Max Payne thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2006
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    #17
    Thank you all for contributing. Now I am lost between all the names of the classics and the names of the composers. I thought all of these are calles classics. How should I know new age and the rest of the names. I forgot that most of Apple users are over 55. I guess they only know the music of the 17th century. :p Just kidding, you guys are the best.

    I'll need a few days to listen to samples of these composers in youtube.

    Thank you all for providing me with a long list. Now I have all I need to keep me busy for a month or 12. :D
     
  18. xsedrinam macrumors 601

    xsedrinam

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2004
    #18
    katie ta achoo is in her 50's?! :eek: Pffffff.
    I've said it elsewhere, but once more won't hurt.
    "Millennials r teh suxx0rs" :p Just kidding.
     

    Attached Files:

  19. Dagless macrumors Core

    Dagless

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2005
    Location:
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    #19
    Claire de lune (Spelling likely off) always sounded beautiful to me.

    Recently I've found myself playing Mozarts Requiem an awful lot. I don't even know if that's the full name, it's just what my dad used to listen to. :) Really love classical music with nothing in particular. I find it makes me less motion sick so I just stick a few "classical" tracks on my iPod and not be sick!
     
  20. Grakkle macrumors 6502a

    Grakkle

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2006
    Location:
    Earth
    #20
    Bartok. Beethoven. Bach. Mozart. Grieg.

    And others, but those are some of my favourite composers. I like pretty much all classical music.

    I also like the MacCrimmons if you count bagpipe piobaireachd as classical music.
     
  21. MrSmith macrumors 68040

    MrSmith

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2003
    #21
    I'm no expert but here are some pieces I've used on home movies (including some 'popular' opera) :eek:

    Concerto in D Major for Cello and Orchestra, Larghetto (Boccherini)
    William Tell Overture (Rossini)
    Der Freischutz Overture (Weber)
    Ebben? ... Ne andrò lontana (La Wally, Catalani)
    Flower Duet (Lakme, Delibes)
    Nocturne in G minor (Chopin)
     
  22. Grey Beard macrumors 65816

    Grey Beard

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2005
    Location:
    The Antipodes.
    #22
    While I am fond of Bach's Toccata and Fugue variations and Mozart's Horn Concertos my current most played would have to be Ray Manzarek's version of Carmina Burana.

    KGB
     
  23. iris_failsafe macrumors 6502

    iris_failsafe

    Joined:
    May 4, 2004
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    #23
    Die Zauberflöte by Mozart

    Has to be my favourite piece ever...
    To this day I am still waiting for the animated movie od it, that will be the perfect medium for it...
     
  24. KingYaba macrumors 68040

    KingYaba

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2005
    Location:
    Up the irons
  25. srf4real macrumors 68030

    srf4real

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2006
    Location:
    paradise beach FL
    #25
    Right back at ya! Trying not to hijack this sophistocated thread, but my motto is "death before disco.":rolleyes:
     

Share This Page