Please recommend me some classical music to listen to! :boost_ok:

Last three things I’ve listened to:
• J.S. Bach, Mass in B Minor (BWV 232)
• Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 2 (Op 18)
• Chopin, Fantaisie-Impromptu (Op 66)

Super big thanks for all the suggestions! I am going to queue them all up and work my way through them. Keep ‘em coming!

@futzle Mozart piano concerto 17 in g major; around 3:30 in, a lovely bit that always transports me, somehow.

@josephdlyman Nice! I’m prejudiced against Mozart but I still listened to the whole thing.

@futzle is currently in the Saturday Evening Request Program, so you can listen to others' recommendations.

@futzle Kronos Quartet is a wonderful gateway to small ensemble modern classical. start basically anywhere and see what you get.

Glenn Gould's recordings of Mozart's piano concertos are delightful.

I am a sucker for the romantics so I also happily recommend Brahms, particularly Symphony no. 2. Schubert is another favourite; the "unifinished" symphony, and symphony no. 9 especially is both moving and influential on his successors.

@evilchili Listened to those two Schubert works. Great! On to the Brahms now. :)

@futzle sweet! He wrote hundreds of Lieder, so there's no shortage of material.

I love Brahms. I'd take a bath in it if I could figure out how to fill the tub.

@evilchili Brahms Symphony 2 is fantastic. Thank you for the recommendation.

@futzle Ravel’s string quartet in F major is a fave. So emotive. My favourite recording is by the Jerusalem Quartet.
Ross Edwards’ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra recording (if you like modern Australian classical)
Cello Napoletano album by Catherine Jones & Van Diemens Band, if you like cello concertos
Alan Hovhaness’ Khrimian Hairig, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra recording
Elena Kats-Chernin’s Wild Swans suite, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra recording
Mahler Symphony 3, Zubin Mehta with Los Angeles Symphony recording

@futzle the LSO have released excellent recordings of Mozart violin concertos and lots of other stuff in the past 6 years or so

@futzle the LSO String Ensemble recording of Vaughan-Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis is my favourite recording of a favourite piece.

Bach Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin.
Beethoven 7th Symphony.
Brahms Requiem.
Mahler 4th Symphony.
Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings.
(Sorry it's so patriarchal)

@futzle gonna plug Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's quintet for clarinet and string quartet, Jennifer Higdon's concerto for orchestra, and Liza Lim's "Axis Mundi"!

@futzle I've always been partial to Holst's The Planets. And any Erik Satie (especially Gymnopédie I). Robert Schumann's Kinderszenen is also amazing (especially Träumerei).

@futzle as a hornist, I was partial to Tchaik 2; Saint-Saëns has some great stuff

Prokofiev - Piano Concerto 2
Beethoven - Hammerklavier
Faure - Dolly Suite

I could give classical recommendations all day :-)

John Eliot Gardiner / Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique -
Beethoven: The Symphonies

Because Beethoven is a whole different thing when performed on original instruments at indicated tempo.

@futzle Also good is the set from London Classical players under Sir Roger Norrington. Again, period instruments and a more accurate tempo. To my ear not quite as good as the Gardiner though.

@futzle And now for something modern: "The Object is a Hungry Wolf" by Andrew Poppy.

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