Who's into Classical Music?

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  1. Theo555

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    Liszts 2 piano concertos
    Ravels string quartet
    Steve Reich electric counterpoint
    Purcell Dido and Aeneas
    Monteverdis 1610 Vespers
     
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    If I'm at the breakfast table afore Mrs Ewing then R2 and Rag Ball gets switched off and Classic FM sweetens the air. Mind, there are some canutes on that station, too, but the music can be sublime. Operatic arias, Mozart, Beethoven, Bizet, Saint-Saens! But for those who want to dip their toe in the classical repertoire, there is a fair pile of shite, too.

    I have all the Beethoven symphonies conducted by Maestro Karajan, but my first pick would be Elgar.
     
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  3. Coatigan

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    Joaquin Rodrigo's two concertos are great. Can't go wrong with any of Manuel de Falla's dances either.
     
  4. MillionMilesAway

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    Smetana, yes, Ma Vlast is very good.
    Peer Gynt (Grieg) is also good, had that on driving through the Lofoten Islands.
     
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  5. Fred_Quimby

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    Jussi Bjorling - The Pearl Fishers Duet. Possibly the finest singing ever. Could listen to them forever.
     
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  6. inchy14

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    Have listened to some stuff in the past and can appreciate it but it's only recently that i've started to really enjoy it.

    Was in Krakow recently and went to a church that had classical music concerts on in the evening, was absolutely superb, £12 for 1 hour and was great value. I'll listen to the proms on BBC especially when they're doing all the film scores which i really like as they always take you back to your childhood i suppose.

    Have booked tickets to see the Halle perform Skyfall over the Christmas holidays which i'm really looking forward to. They play the score live while the film is screened.
     
  7. Bozo

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    Not a huge fan but Gustav Mahler's Symphony no.5 4th Movement is an absolute banger
     
  8. grunge

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    another one for the film soundtracks. Im happy classing this as Classical.

     
  9. BlueMoonRisin'

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    I reluctantly went to a free concert to the Bridgewater hall last year to see the Halle orchestra. Never been into classical music but I must say I really enjoyed it.
     
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  10. grunge

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    The Halle are excellent. they used to do a proms in the park type thing with fireworks at Tatton which was excellent but they havn't done that for a few years.

    can only find camera footage.

     
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