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Last posted Aug 07, 2011 at 03:51PM EDT. Added Aug 06, 2011 at 10:41AM EDT
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I’ve always thought this site needs more classical music, so I’ve made a thread where we post our favorites. Please restrict your choices to orchestral music, no rock, hip hop, etc. And let’s keep it serious, please.

I’ll start with some of my favorites. If it means anything, I’m a marching band drum major, so I consider myself to have pretty good taste.

1. Jupiter, from the Planets – Gustav Holst



2. Ride of the Valkyries, from Tannhauser – Richard Wagner



3. Russian Christmas Music – Alfred Reed



Last edited Aug 06, 2011 at 10:49AM EDT
Aug 06, 2011 at 10:41AM EDT
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Although Trans-Siberian Orchestra isn’t pure classical, Mozart and Memories is one of my favorites.

Aug 06, 2011 at 10:46AM EDT

My favorite peice to play on the violin:


My all time favorite piece of an orchestra:



Last edited Aug 06, 2011 at 10:55AM EDT
Aug 06, 2011 at 10:55AM EDT
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I can’t embed, so I’ll just say them: Beethoven’s fifth first movement, rossini’s william tell overture prelude(not the more well known finale) and purcell’s funeral of the queen mary.

Aug 06, 2011 at 11:17AM EDT
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You said classical. You just didn’t say from where.

Aug 06, 2011 at 11:37AM EDT
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One of my favorites.

Last edited Aug 06, 2011 at 11:51AM EDT
Aug 06, 2011 at 11:51AM EDT
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I’m not really into pure classical, soo

[edit: DPF already got rhapsody in blue] :(

Why the heck not then:

This too:

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Aug 06, 2011 at 12:03PM EDT
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The game Eternal Sonata really made me love Chopin

Aug 06, 2011 at 01:10PM EDT
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Let’s Bump this up with some Shostakovitch.

You may have heard this one on a recent commercial for Heiniken. It’s Jazz Suite No. 2, Part IV.



Aug 07, 2011 at 11:04AM EDT
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Also, sometimes quite underrated, one of the greatest classical geniuses: Bach!




Aug 07, 2011 at 03:19PM EDT
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