Classical music recommendations, anyone? I’m a huge-ish fan of classical music, but I’m not sure which pieces to download because there are loads of great pieces out there. And sometimes, I just know how they sound and not their titles.Here are the few that I’ve downloaded: – Clair de Lune by Debussy (one of my favorites) – The Four Seasons by Vivaldi – Fur Elise by Beethoven – Butterfly Etude and Minute Waltz by Chopin – Carmen by BizetThank you. đŸ™‚

You can download the score from the video: Bizet – Waltz

Why not listen to them on youtube before you download them ?There is heap of great classical music on youtube can aslo check out what else the person has uploaded.look to the right of the video. In this way you can hop around for hours researching what you like.
The 4 Piano Concerts of Sergei Rachmaninoff
Here is a website that outlines the popular warhorses of classical music, which is usually what each person new to classical music should start boldtyped composers are regarded to be major composers, and the starred compositions listed under the name of the composer are traditionally thought of as mainstream popular repertoire.

Can anyone name this song? I’m thinking of a song by someone named Bizet. It’s probably a waltz, and it is played in the movie “UP”. Can anyone help me?
Not sure which one it is, but id run though these, might be in
Maybe.”Habanera”(uncredited)from “Carmen”by Georges Bizet
Which classical composer should I listen to next? what’s his music like? Already familiar with: Bach, Beethoven, Bingen, Bizet, Boccherini, Brahms, Bryars, Chopin, Copland, Debussy, Gershwin, Holst, Mozart, Puccini, Ravel, Saint-Saens, Smetana, Strauss (the waltz master), Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, & Verdi. Who else is good? What should I listen to? What’s it like? Do tell!
Tough question — your taste is pretty eclectic.But, if you like Tschaikovsky and Stravinsky, then you should look at the other great Russian composers — Rachmanninof, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, for instance.Rach was an unabashed romanticist, but the music features brilliant orchestration, and highly idomatic piano writing (like Chopin, only with more notes and larger dynamic contrast).The Preludes for piano solo, the 3rd symphony, 3rd piano concerto, “Rhapsody on a theme of Pagannini” — these are good places to start.Prokofiev was the “bad boy” with fresh and spicey dissonances, quirky melodies and rhythms, and a wry and sarcastic wit. I like the 3rd piano concerto, 5th symphony, and the 7th piano sonata. (the best of his 3 “war” sonatas)Shostakovich is similar, with a bit more refinement than Prokofiev, and a better sense of orchestral color (my opinion).1st, 5th, 6th and 10th symphonies, “Lady Macbeth of Mtensk” (an opera), chamber music — all very fine music.I notice that you also left out my Hungarian buddy Bartok. Try his “Concerto for Orchestra” , 3rd Piano Concerto, and “Music for Strings, Percussion and Celest”. His music can be desribed as ascerbic, but I find him quite tuneful, with a lot of interesting things going on rhythmically and harmonically.Happy listening!!

try mahler. He’s one of the greats. his first symphony is amazing, and they only get better from there (he wrote 9). His 5th symphony is a classic, and all of his little individual songs are amazing too. The most beautiful piece i’ve ever heard by mahler is the 4th movement of his 5th symphony. he’s just amazing.shostakovich is also good. I especially like his 5th symphony and all of his string quartets are amazing. basically, anything shostakovich or mahler did was awesome.

Erik Satie- His music is indescribable.Sibelius – His music is dynamic.Mussorgsky- wrote pictures at an exhibition but a lot of his music is dark. Berstein- was a student of Copland’s, he wrote West Side story and is famous for his conducting as well. Rossini, Lully, Rameau , are all well known for their opera overtures. Try Richard Strauss too. Hindemith is modern.Handel is a contemporary of Bach.Dowland was a mid evil composer.Rimsky-Korsakov is an adventurous composer.Benjamin Britten is fun to listen to.Teleman is relaxingCorelli is a favorite mine. It is relaxing and smooth.Alessandro and Domenico Scarlatti are great composers.I would also check out Bach’s sons, KPE and JC BachA good contemporary composer that has a wide variety of sound is Alan Hovhaness. His music is a blend of Romantic and Asian. Eric Whitacre is a contemporary composer. he paints pictures with musicMorten Lauridsen is another contemporary Choral composer.His music is much more reminiscent of old.

I would recommend two, who I don’t think have already appeared in the lists of your first responders; and I must say, utterly amazed that they haven’t been.(1) Jean Sibelius: great Finnish composer who was similar to Rossini, in that he enigmatically stopped composing during that latter decades of his life. He wrote a number of magnificent symphonies: suggest you listen first to #-s 2 and 5; numerous tone poems: “Tapiola”, “The Swan of Tuonela”. One of his compositions you may find most interesting, is his one and only, very unique Violin Concerto: none other like it.(2) Richard Wagner: your not being familiar with this great operatic genius, is astounding to me. Nine standard repertoire operas, and composer of the most unique musical stage work in history: “Der Ring des Nibelungen”(The Ring of the Nibelung): a tetrology, consisting of 4 separate operas which unfold a contiguous plot. You must have heard “The Ride of the Valkyries” which is excerpted from the second of the operas, “Die Walkure. Enjoy, Alberich

There are others that have not been mentioned.Mendelssohn – Symphony No.4 “Italian.” Hebrides Overture. Violin Concerto and “Songs without words.”Grieg – Peer Gynt, Lyric Suite, Holberg Suite, Piano concerto in A minor.