Some of my favorite pieces part 1
I will precede this "Blog" with: Pardon all errors of spelling, et-cetera, as this was a list simply compiled on my telephone in a stream-of-illuminatory ideas.....
These are pieces that I enjoy particularly listening to, figuring out, or simply enjoy- or learning about, and their composers. Aside from Rachmaninoff and the great classical composers preceding him, I have not too much interest in their personal lives, I am generally interested in the lives of the composers though post-Rachmaninoff-ish, sort of.
Perhaps one day, I will make links to each piece so that also you may easily click and hear. One day....Some day. Blessed#
The playlist compiled above is just sort of my constantly evolving list that I keep on Spotify that I enjoy- it may contain some of the following pieces, but it isn't a playlist of the following.
Favorite Classical Music Pieces Part 1:
1: Francis Poulenc: Sextour
The Rest are in no certain order, though I do love these tremendously, because I am compiling this list without the assistance of reference; just memory.
Brahms: Paganini Variations
William Albright: The Dream Rags
Franck: Violin Sonata
Lowell Liebermann: Sonata for piano and flute
Pierre Boulez: Sonata for Piano 2
Karlheinz Stockhausen: Klavierstucke 1
Luciano Berio: Yes....all of his stuff.
Sylvano Bussotti: Requiem, Piano works, et-cetera.
Gyorgy Ligeti: Musica Ricerata, Harpsichord music
Dan Locklair: Voyage
J.S. Bach: Trio Sonata in E Minor, for Organ
Louis Vierne: Symphony VI for organ, Movement 1 only
Olivier Messiaen: Turangalila Symphony (Piano, Ondes Martenot, Orchestra)
Rachmaninoff: Concerto 3, for piano and orchestra
Prokofiev: Concerto 1 for Piano and Orchestra
Ravel: Miroirs, La Valse, Daphnis et Chloe
George Crumb: Ancient Voices of Children
John Cage: Bacchanale
Conlon Nancarrow: Prelude (From Prelude & Blues)
John Adams: Chamber Symphony, Grand Pianola, Shaker Loops, Phrygian Gates
David Fanshawe: African Sanctus
Lou Harrison: Piano works (Boriskin recording)
Saint Saens: Carnival of the Animals
William Bolcom: Gospel Preludes for Organ
William Albright: The King of Instruments
Larry King: Visions of St. John the Divine
David Tudor: Rainforest (recording)
Mario Davidovsky: Syncronisms No. 5 (I think that's the piano one, with electronic sounds etc.)
Mozart: Fantasia and Sonata in C Minor (K. 457?)
Scriabin: Poeme of Extacy, Piano Concerto, Piano Sonatas, Piano Etudes
Richard Rodney Bennett: Noctuary (sur theme un Scott Joplin)
Brian Ferneyhough: Lemma Icon Epigram
Maurice Durufle: Requiem
Gabriel Faure: Requiem
Samuel Barber: Piano Concerto, Excursions, Souvenirs (Orchestral version), Ballade, Piano Sonata, all the songs..., I dislike his organ works strangely enough.
Rachmaninoff: Preludes for Piano: Bb Major, Moments Musicaux, Piano Sonatas, Piano transcriptions, All piano works- well, pretty much everything of his, I love.
Ferde Grofe: Grand Canyon Suite, Hollywood Suite
Joseph Jongen: Symphonie Concertante (Organ & Orchestra)
Canteloube: Chanson L'Auvergnes: Bailero
John Adams: This is Prophetic (Nixon in China?)
Douglas Moore: Willow Song (Ballad of Baby Doe?)
Ned Rorem: Summer Music, Organ music, Alleluia, Holy Songs
Norman Dello Joio: A Jubilant Song
Olivier Messiaen: Nativite, L'ascension, Le Banquet Celeste, (Organ music)
Richard Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto
Liszt: Piano Concerto 1, Totentanz, Un Sospiro, Paganini Etudes, Transcendental Etudes, Sonata for Piano, Opera Transcriptions for Piano
Eldin Burton: Sonatine for Piano and Flute
Prokofiev: Toccata for Piano
Khatchaturian: Toccata, Piano Concerto, Spartacus
David Conte: Organ Music, Choral compositions
Carl Vine: Piano Sonata
Healey Willan: Introduction, Passacaglia, & Fugue, for Organ
Simon Preston: Alleluyas, for organ
Beethoven: Waldstein Sonata, Piano Concerto 5: Movement 2 only
David Del Tredici: Virtuoso Alice, Piano & Orchestral Works
Revueltas: Night of the Mayans
Charles Ives: Concord Sonata
Robert Muczynski: Moments for Flute & Piano, Masks, Desperate Measures (Paganini Variations), Toccata, Flute Sonata
Aaron Copland: Rodeo, Appalachian Spring (Choral only at the end of the show)
Chopin: Etudes, Preludes, Ballade 1 & 4, Piano Concerto 1, Waltzes
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