the_wolfs_howl (post: 1422112) wrote:I noticed that no one's mentioned Vivaldi yet. This makes me sad, but not surprised. I loooooooooooooove Vivaldi, probably mostly due to my best friend, who is a violinist and my classical music teacher, you might say. (I don't play an instrument, but I am very interested in being a good member of the audience and becoming much more familiar with classical music in general, so she steadily introduces famous and exceptional pieces to me.)
So my favorite Vivaldi pieces? Well, I'm in love with his Four Seasons - especially the Summer Presto.
I also love this one concerto in A for violin that for the life of me I can't find a link to (will have to ask my friend about that), and many more of his violin concertos. The ones for four violins are particularly pretty, I think.
...And I'll get around to listening to those other songs soon.
Cadence (post: 1420830) wrote:Yay! *high fives Tama* I love classical music!! It is pretty much my life. I spend most of my time practicing/performing it, and I refused to listen to anything else when I was younger. =)
I also really love Debussy. His Prelude to the Afternoon of a Fawn never fails to give me chills in live performance.
Kaori (post: 1422979) wrote:probably my favorite is his Reformation symphony (no. 5).
Finally, another favorite of mine who is perhaps not quite so well known is Henry Purcell
@ the_wolfs_howl: Those are some great pieces that you posted, and I agree about Vivaldi. Some of his concertos can be a bit showy in their technicality--one gets the sense that they were written to show off the player's virtuosity--but still, he's very enjoyable.
the_wolfs_howl wrote: I always wondered about the track on the Pride and Prejudice movie soundtrack called "A Postcard to Henry Purcell." Maybe someone more knowledgeable about the composer would understand.
the_wolfs_howl wrote: Hmm, I dunno, maybe. But at least it sounds pretty, even if that's the case. This horror, on the other hand, requires great skill to play, but is referred to by my friend and me as "a cat being run over by a steamroller": Paganini - Caprice no. 22 in F Major
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