Heart-wrenching classical music?
April 2, 2010 2:02 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for some hardcore heart-wrenching classical music. My current selection includes Vocalise by Rachmaninoff, Ständchen from Schwanengesang by Schubert, Shostakovich's 5th Symphony, first movement (because of that haunting ending!), and Prelude in C minor by Chopin. Suggestions?
posted by archagon to Media & Arts (62 answers total) 123 users marked this as a favorite
I don't want just "sad" or "tragic" music, but the kind that leaves you totally emotionally drained. I'm more interested in Romantic pieces, but all suggestions are welcome.
As an aside, do you guys know of any good classical music discussion forums, preferably populated by mostly 20+ year olds?