Your favorite classical tunes...

Deckard

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Rossini always saves the day so I thought I best start with him

The Thieving Magpie Overture - this will surely cheer you up :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezt0R12pEQg
 

Mrs.Tigersoap

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At my daughter's request, we are currently introducing her to classical music (she's 7). These are her favourite so far (and one of my faves as well in the most popular ones):

Pachelbel's Canon in D major: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlprozGcs80

Debussy's Clair de lune : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvFH_6DNRCY

I'm always moved to tears by these two.

Thanks for the thread, Herr Eisenheim! :)
 

mada85

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Mrs Tigersoap said:
Thanks for the thread, Herr Eisenheim! :)
Yes, an excellent thread!

My favourite classical composer is Handel, and my favourite works of his are the Concerti Grossi and the Organ Concerti.

Here's a YouTube link to his Organ Concerto op4 no4 in F Major: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5KFulKZkJk

And here a link to his Concerti Grossi op6 no7: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Mg3y42UYQU


The story goes that Beethoven was given a complete set of Handel's scores. He indicated the scores and said: 'There is truth.'

Mozart, too, revered Handel. How Mozart loved Handel gives a brief history of how he responded to Handel's influence and music.
 

Deckard

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great tunes , I think I will compose the playlist from suggestions in this thread :) Interesting article too.

I cannot help but post more overtures

My second favorite by Rossini from The Barber of Seville, gotta love the dramatic build up, moving you from one feeling extreme to other

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OloXRhesab0

and Verdi's la Traviata Overture will move even those made of stone :), too bad its very short
this is also visual feast with Leighton's paintings

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2VbG_8qK3Y
 

RflctnOfU

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Just to clarify, do you mean Classical Period music, or, Classical as in orchestral/small ensemble music in general??

Kris
 

Laura

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I like the Saint-Saen's organ symphony and it's a great one for kids because they can watch that adorable movie "Babe" and catch the tune. Here's a nice little video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3LrfYwpTpk

A more formal version of the final movement:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hopaQjQFUYw

Here's the whole shebang:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_KjuGaVqpw

Well worth listening to. The final movement begins at 27:58 and it is OUTSTANDINGLY done. (The conductor is pretty entertaining, too.)

This is an awesome version of Beethoven's "Ode to Joy": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBlQZyTF_LY

I love this guy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBodPdJfBt4&list=PL506AD232083294F9

Yeah, some people might think it is cheesy or a sacrilege but he CAN be serious and he's got big hands which makes this possible:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICJXAynKeE4&list=PL506AD232083294F9

...which is probably my favorite piece of music if I had to choose just one. And he does one heckuva job.
 

Gandalf

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Laura said:
This is an awesome version of Beethoven's "Ode to Joy": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBlQZyTF_LY
Wow, what an awesome version. I just love it.

Thanks for sharing
 

RflctnOfU

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Samuel Barber's violin concerto (also the Meyer violin concerto) performed by Hilary Hahn.

_http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=v7bxO9jBQdo

It's reverse order Meyer then Barber. Someone upped the whole disc.

Gorgeous pieces.

Kris
 

Meg

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Antonio Vivaldi's Summer. The last movement reminds me of cometary showers :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g65oWFMSoK0

Thanks for the thread. There are some new favorites in here. :rockon:
 

herondancer

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loreta said:
I like very much Satie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtbrR9p2CiM
Love Satie. He got me through my first broken heart.

Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, pick any of 'em! Plus there's a terrific pianist named Jaques Loussier who take baroque music and reimagines it as jazz. J.S. does very well with a cool percussion line.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeLV2g-Lcj4

Just had to add another one :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sjHlPuoFT8 Enjoy!
 

Aya

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I am a big fan of piano concerto.

This is my all time favorite; Mozart Piano Concerto No 20. And I like Mitsuko Uchida, she is very passionate and precise in every performance. To me, this is magnificent and the perfection.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exapssCHAFg

And Yuja Wang’s Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 3. The 3rd Movement is a bit fast, but I like the flow.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEdiAcu6sHQ

This morning I was listening to Listz's Un Sospiro. I love it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe5kTui3nqc
 
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