Sunday, January 10, 2010

Music Tip # 21 My Favorite Classical Pieces

Last week I said I would list some great classical pieces to listen to. Here’s a few of my favorites:
Albinoni- Adagio
Bach – Little Fugue in G minor, Brandenburg Concertos, Air, Toccata and Fugue in D minor, Minuet and Badinerie (ok, all of Bach’s music!)
Beethoven – Moonlight Sonata, Fur Elise, Symphony No. 3
Copland(more a 19th century composer, I know) - Appalachian Spring, Rodeo
Dvorak – Symphony No 9 (New World Symphony)
Elgar – Enigma Variations (Nimrod!!!)
Faure – Pavonne Op. 50
Handel – Royal Fireworks Suite, Watermusic Suite
Holst – St Paul’s Suite Op. 29 No.2 , The Planets
Grieg – Peer Gynt Suite
Kodaly – Viennese musical clock
Marais – The Bells of St. Genevieve
Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition
Pachelbel – Canon in D
Rachmaninoff – Prelude in C sharp minor plus lots of his piano pieces
Saint-Saëns, Organ Symphony (song from the movie Babe taken from this piece), Carnival of the Animals
Tchiakovsky – Swan Lake, 1812 Overture
Vivaldi – The Four Seasons
Wagner – The Flying Dutchman, Tannhauser, Tristan & Isolde, The Ride of the Valkyries

You can go on You Tube and listen to any of these pieces, or go to Amazon and listen to samples, then download the ones you want for 99cents—wow, your own classical CD to play in the car or whenever you want. You can also list the pieces you like on Pandora and have your own classical radio station. What a world we live in!! Wouldn’t Bach be surprised that we’re still listening to his music today and wouldn’t he be awed at the many ways we can choose to listen to them?

I missed some of your favorites. Share them with us.

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