Thursday, June 17, 2010

12 Favorite Classical Pieces

Sorry this isn't a fancy post...nor is it long winded like my ramblings...Just am "tossin' it out" LOL...(Stolen from another blog)

My 12 favorite classical pieces in no particular order....

Classical Gas by Mason Williams...okay...can you really say it's classical music...well, I would like to think so. Modern classical. And it's a great piece of music. So sue me.

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by Bach...before this piece became know for its relation to old horror movie music Bach used to sign all his work To God be the Glory...I associate this song with Rollerball starring James Caan

Kill the Wabbit...originally known as Ride of the Valkyries by Wagner...or Vagner as some would pronounce it.

"Moonlight" Sonata by Beethoven...I've always loved the moody nature of this piece.

The Four Seasons by Vivaldi ...love music that celebrates the weather. Climate change...been happening ever since God created the heavens and the earth.

Fur Elise by Beethoven...hey, who wouldn't love a musical piece that Schroeder likes. Reference "A Charlie Brown Christmas."

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat Minor by Tchaikovsky...The opening notes wake me up...:)

Morning, from "Peer Gynt" by Grieg ...Just something so soothing about this piece.

The Blue Danube - Waltz by J. Strauss II...A beautiful waltz.

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18, "Moderato" by Rachmaninoff...big, dramatic and just cool music.

Eine Kleine Nachtmusick, 1st Movement by Mozart...see if you can guess the movie reference...Mozart's Ghost...

Traumerei by Schumann...Only 3 minutes and 6 seconds...by soothing...elegant...beautiful.

Okay...12 classical pieces...not whole CDs. The list could go on...Classical music is so cool. Kerry Livgren from Kansas was inspired by Debussy...There is a lot of classical influence in Kansas' music.

But anyway...There you have it...My 12 classical favorites...This list changes over time. Some pieces I rediscover...others I never leave behind...Fur Elise being one...I love that piece...

Any way...
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3 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

A wonderful selcetion Gregg I know many of those I too love the Moonlight Sonata, used to be able to play that, Rachmaninoff is another favourite, especially His Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini. I was given that piece to play when I was about 9, took it home and showed my mother who very shakenly told me it was my father's favourite tune,
The list is eternal can talk about music all night,

Take care.
Yvonne.

arlee bird said...

Those are some all time great choices. I'll accept "Classical Gas" as classical-- good classical style picking and an orchestra-- everything that's needed for classical. The old Warner Brothers, Disney, and other cartoons did a great job in introducing classical music to us when we were kids. I can't hear the Grieg "Morning" music without picturing a cartoon
Glad you got your list in.

Lee
Tossing It Out

DJ GlenMC said...

It's a couple of days late, but I knew I would get to it. Life's still been busy, but I decided, I was going to go through my CDs and find my favorites before the week was over.

Glad you like my selections.

Yvonne you can call me whatever you want lovely lady. I love talking about music too. Wish I had tons of time lately.

Be blessed. Be a blessing.
DJ GlenMC