not sure if you heard piano or violin or orchestra or opera etc, but some of my favourite piano pieces are below. currently 3/4 way through the liszt one. (btw, i'm suprised no one linked their songs to youtube, would be helpful to ts i think)
Liszt Transcendental Etude No. 4 in D minor, Mazeppa
Rachmaninoff Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 in G minor
Rachmaninoff Morceaux de Fantaisie Opus 3 No 4, Polichinelle
Alkan Grand Etude Op 76, Hands Reunited
Alkan Etude Op.27, Le Chemin de Fer
Debussy Preludes Book 1 No.4, Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir
No particular rankings, all my favourites, though trying very hard to perfect the first and fifth one.
best source of classical music (or any music!) online = youtube.
I m more of a chopin fan... not so much baroque...
my favourite song(s) thus far is still the planets by holst...
it has generated a lot of inspiration for all the space sci- fi fiction movies soundtracks for a long time...
TV series 'The Strauss Dynasty'
Rachmaninoff Piano Sonata No. 2
Copland Appalachian Spring
Chopin Scherzos, Nocturnes, Ballades, Piano Conertos, Sonatas, Preludes, Etudes
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2
Scriabin Fantasy Op. 28
Beethoven Piano Sonata Op. 22
Anything played by Ivo Pogorelich, Mikhail Pletnev, Yevgeny Sudbin, Arthur Rubinstein
These are my favourites but the list will never end. Seriously, do sample them first especially compliations so as to know where and when to start listening to full works. Can borrow or listen to them at Esplanade Library. Things like "Romantic Adagio" etc. where the more famous movements are being heard, before sourcing for performers, conductors, or orchestras. Penguin Guide, Grammophone are good sources for reviews too, though always subjective.
Need any help, just pm me.
my Grade 8 exam piece was the 3rd movement, but i had to learn the whole piece for my teacher.
3rd movement is technically difficult, but all technical stuff is just a matter of practise...the more u practise the better u become....its like photography to a certain aspect.
1st movt, although technically easiest to learn, most of it is creativity, emotions, feelings that has to be expressed thru the music that comes out from the piano. so while its really easy to be precise, its not easy to make music thru the emotions and feelings.
again, i draw the parallel to photography.
techniques are easy to master...its the creativity that is not "masterable"
long long long long time ago when i was still very young, i had the audacious chance to perform Rachmaninof's piano pieces in the very old Victoria concert hall...
Variations on the theme of Paganini.
even till today, i think the violin version is still the best.
Canon by Pachelbel
best version i've heard so far is by don dorsey, on synthesizers. to me its.. perfect.
chezburgr i can haz?
The Butterfly Lovers' Violin Concerto
Pierre, must give me a chance to listen to you play.
Thanks for the your tube link.. Very useful... Think really have to write down these name and start looking around.
Keep them coming.. Hope I can get to listen to 20% of these classical mentioned here.
not really classical..more contemporary, but anyone heard of this composer tan dun? chinese fellow...quite awesome his music...might have heard it in crouching tiger, hidden dragon or hero