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Seeking Classical Music Recommendations

I like to think that I have eclectic taste in music... but the one major hole in my repertoire is the (vast!!) field of Classical Music. What can you recommend I give a spin? [more inside]
posted by Philby on Jul 6, 2014 - 41 answers

How do I learn to hear sonatas and symphonies as unified works?

I enjoy classical music a lot, but at a superficial level (I don't play an instrument). I'm realising that part of my frustration is that I don't hear what makes the various parts of a piece (such as the movements of a sonata or symphony) belong together in a whole. How did you learn to do this? [more inside]
posted by muhonnin on Oct 12, 2013 - 9 answers

Any recordings of Beethoven Symphony #3 (Eroica) piano four-hands

I'm looking for a recording of the complete Eroica Symphony transcribed for piano four hands (or two pianos) with quality comparable to a compact disc. (To get a taste of what I'm looking for, here's a partial video recording that's quite good.) I'm aware of the two-hand Liszt transcriptions, and can recommend Scherbakov over Katsaris, but two hands are not enough!
posted by Napoleonic Terrier on Apr 15, 2013 - 0 answers

Subtle creepy strings.

It's time to play your favorite (maybe) Ask Metafilter game: recommend music for a specific purpose! Bonus difficulty: the specificity is really specific! [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on Sep 6, 2012 - 23 answers

Recommend Tchaikovsky like composers

I really, really like Tchaikovsky's symphonies. What other composers would I like? [more inside]
posted by wrok on Jun 9, 2010 - 18 answers

What's your preferred collection of Mahler symphonies?

Could anyone recommend a good Mahler cycle? Even better, could anyone post their favourite recordings of each symphony...so far I've been relying on biased friends and dubious Amazon 'Listmania!' collections. Thank you :)
posted by deticxe on Jan 4, 2010 - 10 answers

Music from bathroom scenes in All That Jazz?

What was the name of the music used in the scenes in All That Jazz when Joe Gideon was getting ready in the bathroom?
posted by JTKestrel on Sep 25, 2009 - 2 answers

I need an online new tonalism and serialism fix.

Where can I hear modern symphonic music online? [more inside]
posted by the matching mole on Nov 19, 2008 - 9 answers

Copland Third Symphony recordings?

Help me find a good recording of Copland's Third Symphony. [more inside]
posted by grobstein on Mar 30, 2008 - 6 answers

Symphony attire.

How do I dress for the symphony? I'm going to see the Toronto Symphony Orchestra tonight. I'm a student without many clothes. Is a nice sweater and some dark Levis okay? Thanks.
posted by Evstar on Feb 2, 2008 - 32 answers

Which symphonic movements are clear examples of sonata-allegro form?

Which symphonic movements are clear examples of sonata-allegro form? (Exposition - Development - Recapitulation.) I'm looking for movements with really catchy, memorable themes, interesting development sections, and clear differences in the recapitulation. [more inside]
posted by agropyron on Feb 1, 2008 - 5 answers

What to wear to the Symphony?

What should I wear to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra? [more inside]
posted by jesirose on Jan 17, 2007 - 10 answers

Yet another name that artist..

name that artist filter: Who's rapping in the Neon Genesis Evangelion Symphony Soundtrack? [more inside]
posted by carpyful on Dec 16, 2006 - 2 answers

What books have given you great insight into great music?

What are the best books offering analysis of Beethoven's symphonies? Other classical works? [more inside]
posted by agropyron on May 22, 2006 - 16 answers

Musician seeks 17 others for repetitive good times.

What other orchestral music should I try next? [more inside]
posted by Jon Mitchell on Apr 16, 2006 - 19 answers

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