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I have been on a real classical music kick as of late, as it's less distracting than the modern, wordy kind when I'm trying to work.

Unfortunately, I didn't bring my classical CDs with me, so I only have a few songs I ripped or downloaded. Among these, I think my current favorites are:

Borodin - String Quartet #2 in D major
Canteloube - Bailero
Chopin - Etude opus 10, #3
Offenbach - Barcarolle
Satie - Gymnopédie #1

What are some of your favorite pieces?

srah - Friday, 2 July 2004 - 8:32 AM

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gravatar Jez - July 2, 2004 - 6:13 PM -

Debussy - Clair de Lune (yeah, I know - clichd as all hell, but I like it)
Rachmaninov - all four piano concertos
Stravinsky - Rite of Spring

Oooooh. Loads of stuff.

gravatar Annica - July 3, 2004 - 9:33 AM -

Bach - Suite No. 1 in G Major (Prlude)
Camile Saint-Saens - Dance Macabre
Richard Wagner - Liebestod (from Tristan und Isolde)
Giacomo Puccini - O soave fanciualla (from La Boheme)
Pachelbel - Kanon
Prokofiev - Montague and Capulets (from Romeo and Juliet)
Schubert/Liszt - Standchen (Serenade)

And so on, and so on...
*digs out Turandot*

gravatar alfie - July 3, 2004 - 12:41 PM -

Turandot is great!

gravatar Jez - July 3, 2004 - 6:14 PM -

Actually, anything by any 20th Century French or Russian composer is right up my street.

Oh, and Mozart's Requiem. And Faur's Requiem.

And among the truly modern composers, I'd have to say Valentin Silvestrov, John Taverner, Philip Glass, Steve Reich and Max Richter.

gravatar Cheryl - July 5, 2004 - 4:40 PM -

I like the one in that VW commercial where the leaf is flying around. Anyone know what song that is?

I also like Firebird Suite and Carnivale. I once sang a Debussy piece about clouds.

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