intense / complex classical music
March 24, 2005 8:48 AM Subscribe
What classical music is complex, more intense, or moving?
posted by mdn to media & arts (80 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
I really enjoy a lot of instrumental music (post-rock type stuff) and would like to be more familiar with the classics. However, whenever I randomly pick up mozart or beethoven, I get something which is "nice" but just sort of pretty or pleasant, and I don't really feel moved by it (eg, I just find "Fur Elise" sort of annoying). Can you direct me to the more complex, interesting stuff? I tend to like multi-layered sounds, minor chords, unexpected turns, tension or conflict, and basically anything else that sort of "makes you think" (though not necessarily conscious thoughts... just makes you stop & reflect)
(Contemporary music I like includes mogwai, GYBE, matmos, red sparowes, etc)