March 26, 2011 4:15 AM Subscribe
I am trying to encourage a friend to give classical music a chance and am trying to put together a list of pieces that he'd find inspiring and interesting, particularly when performed live. Can anyone suggest any?
posted by joboe to media & arts (23 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
We recently had a conversation where it emerged that he thought of classical music as a lesser form of music because it has 'all been done before'. I want to take him to see some live performances of things such as Stravinsky's Rite of Spring or Brandenburg 3 as these are pieces that seem to go down well with everyone but obviously, these aren't performed every day. What other pieces should I try and find performances of?
Please note that I'm not looking for 'nice' or 'pretty' classical pieces. I need pieces that would encourage someone who has said that they don't like what is commonly thought of as all classical music (I'm assuming Mozart, Beethoven piano pieces and symphonies etc) to listen to more.