Classical Music Recommendations

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  1. nimzodragonlord

    nimzodragonlord Member

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    I have been streaming PA for a while with my favorite classical pieces playing in the background, but I think it’s time to expand my library so that I have more variety than a string of violin concertos. So I’m asking for any recommendations of pieces to listen to, preferably longer than 20 minutes (since I don’t like changing music while in the middle of a match). Though I’m open to all music, 12 tone and microtonal music are not what I’m looking for.

    Here’s a list of the music I already play on stream in no particular order:
    Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov
    Capriccio Espanol by Rimsky-Korsakov
    Shostakovich Quartet 8
    Shostakovich Violin Concerto
    Prokofiev Violin Concerto No 1
    Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
    Tchaikovsky Symphonies No 1 and 2
    Tchaikovsky String Quartet No 1
    The Firebird by Stravinsky
    Weiniawski Violin Concerto
    Sibelius Violin Concerto
    Mozart Clarinet Quintet
    Devil’s Trill Sonata by Tartini
    The Planets by Holst
    Dvorak String Quartets 12, 13, and 14
    Phillip Glass Violin Concerto
    Symphonie Espanol by Lalo
    All the Bach Violin Concertos
    Feste Romane by Respighi
    Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
    Ysaye sonatas for unaccompanied violin
    Lots of Sarasate showpieces (most often Scherzo Tarantelle)
    Khachaturian Violin Concerto
    Brahms Violin Concerto
    Candice Overture by Bernstein
    Praeludium and Allegro by Kreisler

    Tune in and maybe I’ll be playing one of your suggestions!
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  2. Killerkiwijuice

    Killerkiwijuice Post Master General

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    Here's a random playlist that was auto-generated by youtube for being 1: viewed a lot and 2: being classical or even pre-classical (baroque/romantic era). There are also some popular spotify playlists that you can search for.


    Tchaikovsky probably makes my favorite pieces followed by Liszt, Chopin, Debussy and Ravel. Un Sospiro and Pavane for a Dead Princess are sooo good. And can't forget about the Gymnopédies.

    I don't find myself listening to pre-classical music because it's just too 'formal' for my taste when playing games. I need something epic or emotional.

    Edit: Is it weird that I like rap, pop, EDM, and classical music? :D
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  3. nimzodragonlord

    nimzodragonlord Member

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    I download the tracks so YouTube doesn’t take up bandwidth, but I’ll look through the playlist for sure. Debussy and Ravel are both great ideas!

    It’s not weird at all since I listen to hardbass and Anthrax. :D
  4. lulamae

    lulamae Well-Known Member

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    I like to listen to classical to relax when I go to bed, so a lot of the Baroque works for me. Just sampled Gymnopedie no. 1, 2 & 3 Piano Solo; that'll work for me too. :)
  5. tatsujb

    tatsujb Post Master General

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    you guys didn't even have chopin once, for shame.

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