Mar 3

Western Classics – I

A lot of people have done the western classical music workshop with me and have been sending me requests for a list of “easy” music to listen to… well here it is, in no particular order…

Beethoven:
6th Symphony 1st, 2nd and last movements in particular
5th Symphony 1st movement
7th and 8th Symphonys
9th Symphony last movement (the choral)

5th Piano Concerto

Piano Sonatas:
1. Pathetique
2. Moonlight
3. Tempest

the other piano and violin sonatas are very beautiful too… pick them up at leisure and listen to them…

Mozart:

Piano Concertos no. 19, 20 , 21 (elvira madigan)
Symphony nos 39, 40, 41

Magic Flute (could wit a bit before hearing this… can be quite over the top in some places, but has some really lovely arias)

Sonatas for piano in C (Beginner), A (with the rondo alla turca)

Eine Kline Nacthmusik (A little Night Music)
Serenade for Strings

almost anything written by mozart is very pretty… feel very safe to pick up something by him ๐Ÿ™‚

Chopin:

Nocturnes nos. 1,2,4,5,6,8,10,11,12,13,15,17,18,20
Etude Revolutionary
Heroic Polonaise
Military Polonaise
Piano Concerto no. 2
Ballade no. 1 in G minor
Minute Waltz
Grande Valse Brilliante
Fantasie Improntu
Funeral March from the Piano Sonata no. 2
Black Key Etude

Liszt:

Hungarian Rhapsodys nos. 2,4,5,9,10,12,14,15,19 (the others are also great but these are easy to listen to)
The Transcriptions for Piano of Beethovens Symphonies nos 5 and 6
Liebestraume no. 3

his transcriptions of various songs of mendelsohn and rossini are very nice too, but fairly difficult to get hold of on CD

Johann Strauss:

On the Beautiful Blue Danube Waltz
The Emperor Waltz
Accelerations Waltz
Radetzsky March
Tales from the Vienna Woods
Voices of Spring
Roses from the South

almost anything written by the strauss brothers is easy to listen to, they were like the rock stars of their times ๐Ÿ™‚

Peter Tchaikovsky:

Swan Lake
Overture to 1812
Marche Slav
Piano Concerto no. 2
Serenade for Strings
Symphony no. 6 (The Pathetique)

Other Stuff:

The Guitar Concerto d’ Aranjuez
Carmen by Bizet
Marche Militaire by Schubert
Italian Polka by Rachmaninoff
Piano Concerto in A minor by Grieg

I think i will end here and not overwhelm you guys… will keep adding more when i find something nice for you guys to listen to…

Jai Gurudeva !
love
bawa


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6 Responses to “Western Classics – I”

  1. atmarati avirodhena says:

    its super scary leaving a comment on bau’s blog but there’s a piece thats really nice that id like to add Dvorak’s cello concerto in B minor, Op.104.. jai gurudev:)

  2. Rajesh says:

    Let’s skip the Marche Militaire, folks… everyone has at least one shortcoming… liking this piece is Bau’s ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Saurabh Kalaskar says:

    i wud like to participate in ur western muzic workshop…though i dont listen to them
    plz can u tell me when will be the next

  4. atmarati avirodhena says:

    jai gurudev bau:)
    another beautiful peice i recently came across-
    Smetana : Mรก Vlast: Da Moldau ..
    l

  5. Anshika says:

    ……!

    >>>>>>>>

    >>>>>>>>

    HOw do you know all this !
    Awestruck…..

  6. Abhinand says:

    I’m quite new to listening western classical, but I am loving Mozart’s ‘Ein Kleine Nachtmusik’ in G minor.

    That phrase has a beautiful meaning too, loosely meaning ‘a little night music’ ๐Ÿ™‚

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