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Modern music has kinda plateaued for me so I am rediscovering the music of my youth. My dad taught piano and listened to opera early in the mornings before work. Here are a few of my favorites I hope to see if you all have any suggestions or ones that you love too. I got 2 albums by Wolf Hoffman because of this board.

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when I turned 16 my dad learned to play this Gershwin piece without having to read the sheet music because he knew it was my favorite



I hope you enjoy these pieces and I hope to see what I am missing.
 
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rach 2 is pure gold and liszt is an Austro-Hungarian master.... the sam barber piece is what makes this medium so powerful and raw. I know it, but I didn't know the composer. thanks man!
 

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rach 2 is pure gold and liszt is an Austro-Hungarian master.... the sam barber piece is what makes this medium so powerful and raw. I know it, but I didn't know the composer. thanks man!
Agreed! Barber's Adagio for Strings is one of the single most amazing pieces ever composed, IMHO. Just stunning.
 
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my older sister played these 2 bach pieces and the one I posted originally for her Ursuline Bach Competition and came in second. she was so mad she switched to guitar! I think if I had a favorite composer it is probably Bach because when I close my eyes and listen with good headphones I can get lost for an hour.
 

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Sorry for not posting the music itself

Bach cello suites
Arvo Part Spiegel im spiegel + te deum
Soundtrack to tous les matins du monde (Maris, Saint Colombe)
Dvorak new world symphony
Phillip Glass glassworks
Stravinski rite of spring
Bach Brandenburg
Most of Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite
A 3rd for Barber’s adagio
Gorecki’s 3rd symphony
Satie gymnopedies

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Most anything Kronos Quartet does
Matt Haimovitz
Jordi Savall
 
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and if we are allowing for modern interpretations in this thread Max Richter's version of Four seasons is simply outstanding.

this was the first classical cd I ever bought... well, the Vivaldi original anyway. I want to listen to this later in its entirety
 

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Most of Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite
That made me laugh when I read it. I agree with you, and we probably like/dislike the same parts.

From my favourite opera, Tosca, E lucevan le stelle from act 3 (including the beginning of the scene -aria starts at 2:45)
 
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this was the first classical cd I ever bought... well, the Vivaldi original anyway. I want to listen to this later in its entirety

1st @ Guido Dvorak new world is one I discovered in college and it is random background for work music frequently. very productive.

and @ Zach finally had a chance to listen undisturbed with loud headphones and wow... forking people baffle me with their creativity and imagination. music is the universal language and Vivaldi created a complete masterpiece. the reimagining by Richter really makes me want to discover much more of his work.

 

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Hard to choose. So I'll just post two current ones that I've been listening to lately.

It depends on my mood.






 
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