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What is your favourite piece of classical music?

I am quite a fan of classical music, but I fear that I might me a member of a diminishing group of enthusiasts. Do you like classical music and if so, which piece is your favourite?

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Tchaikovsky, in my opinion, was the orgasmic height of the Romantic Era.

Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings in C Major
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I remember listening to this song for the first time and being so moved. It is so passionate. This recording is much better than mine though. Do you happen to know the orchestra?

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I love classical music! There are so many good pieces.

The Hayden Trumpet Concerto

The Hummel Trumpet Concerto

1812 Overture

The Barber of Seville Overture

Toccata and Fugue in D minor

Beethoven's 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 9th symphonies

Mahler's 5th symphony

Bruckner's 4th symphony

Marche Slave

Tchaikovsky's 4th symphony

"Little" Fugue in G minor just to name a few ;)

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My favourites are:

Canon in D by Pachelbel

1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky

Eine Klein Nachtmusik by Mozart

William Tell overture by the same

The infernal gallop (french can can) by Offenbach

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While I'm not a classical enthusiast, I've always viewed the genre as an ocean to be explored. The sheer volume of classical works has deterred me from getting my feet wet. My dad's a connoisseur, able to correctly identify composers and pieces by simply a few bars. I've been to my first opera at age 5 :) As a rule I prefer quick violins, pushing me towards Vivaldi, but I have yet to explore said ocean of my own volition. Perhaps someone knowledgable could point me in the right direction. I prefer quick, melancholy pieces similar to the most know piece from swan lake (sorry, it's been a while), certain magic flute pieces, and several sections of the four seasons. Help would be most appreciated :)

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Vivaldi and the other Italians (Vivaldi, Paganini, etc) tended towards violin - Jascha Heifetz (see video) is perhaps the best classical violinist.

I prefer the Germanic music with their over-the-top orchestras and calming solos; I'd recommend one of the following user from youtube:

And, in particular, this noteworthy piece:

About one year ago I could have given you infinitely more information, but my time has been spent on other pursuits since then.

Jascha Heifetz
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It's hard to pick one piece. Some are beautiful. Some jolly. Some tragic.

"Danse Bacchanale from Act III of Samson Et Dalila, Op. 47" by Camille Saint-Saens

"Orpheus in the Underworld, Overture" by Jacques Offenbach

Beethoven's 9 and 5 and 7 (movement 4) symphonies

Khachaturian's "Masquerade" (the waltz)

Beethoven's "5th Piano Concerto" (movement 2)

Beethoven's "Violin Concerto in D" (movement 3)

Bach's "Arioso"

Thomas Tallis's "Fantasia on a Theme"

and Puccini's "O Mio Babino Caro"

To name a few. The list goes on...

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I've listened to far too many pieces to name my favorites, though I do prefer the works of the Germans and Russians by far over those of the French and Italians. The British were mediocre, to say the least.

Rachmaninoff is probably my favorite, and of the Germans my favorite is Wagner and my least favorite is Bach. My favorite piece is probably The Ride of the Valkyries, but I can't think of any others off hand.

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The 1812 Overture by Tchaidovsky? Hell if I remember that guys name...

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The sport I do requires to know how to dance a little bit of everything. As a base, I was forced to do ballet. I’ve performed many dance routines (recently most of them were to tango,swing, salsa music not really classical music) but a couple of my friends danced to classical music. Here are the ones that I liked and remember the name:


Bizet- Les Toreadors

Chopin – Nocturne in D

Pachebel- Canon in D

Strauss- Tritsch-Tratsch Polka ( i had hard time finding the name of this one)

Rossini -Barber Of Seville Overture

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Damn, you all beat me to it. I live for classical music (quite literally), and all my favourites have already been mentioned.

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In my opinion it is the Indian classics of medieval period.

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