Last week, a friend of mine asked me to suggest an artist which he would have never heard before, and I said, try Beethoven. Poor chap thought I was joking, so I laughed it away and acted like I was joking after all.
But he doesn’t know what he is missing out on, but I don’t want all my awesome followers, to miss out on it as well.
So, I thought maybe I will pen down a list of my favourite ‘classical’ music compositions. So here is top 10 favourite classical music list.
Okay, now as you click on the listen, you almost certainly have heard the composition or at least a part of it somewhere else. That is a great quirk of most famous classical music. It’s sprewed around all over the place. And, it is really exciting to recognise a composition, when it’s playing in the background of say, a romantic scene in a movie.
And the history behind this composition is exhilarating, I will write more about it perhaps some other time.
This is one of the first pieces which showed me the power an orchestra can add to a composition.
To think that this was written by a deaf and an aging man is simply mind-blowing, but then it’s Beethoven after all.
Adopted as the anthem of the EU, I was surprised to learn that this song is immensely popular in Japan as well.
Among my most favourite pieces from the Baroque period, it really captivates me every time I hear it. The sound of the organ really is unique and probably Bach’s best work.
After listening to just this one piece by Liszt, it is very easy to understand why he was such a rockstar back in his day.
So many moods and tones and brilliant maneuvers all packed into this one composition, Liszt definitely is climbing up the ranks among my favourite composers.
Although, Mozart is not among my favourite composers, and even though I generally feel that he is over rated, this is one of my favourite pieces. Maybe, I should listen to Mozart all over again, with an open heart this time.
This is one of the most important reasons I started listening to classical music, and it was many many years ago ( at least about 5-6 years ago), and it still has the same effect on me as it did the very first time. and I guess, it has had the same effect on everyone over all these years.
An absolutely blissful composition, and will forever remain among my all time favourites.
A more delightful composition can not be made, seriously, this gives me the goosebumps every time I listen to it.
The repetitive rhythm makes for an easy listening and one can not help but feel euphoric after listening to it.
Listen to it now, done?
Now, know that this song is interpreted by most music experts as an ode to seduction, or as a score to coitus, to put it mildly.
Now listen to it again, you are bound to appreciate it even more. Bolero conducted by Gustavo
Damn, I could fill up this entire list, with just Beethoven.
This piece, I believe has the power to transfix anyone, and put even the most remorse and heartless people to tears. There couldn’t be an better celebration of love and serenity than this sonata right here.
It is almost mystic, the way in which the piece is deceptively named ‘Moonlight Sonata’ (although he didn’t name it so).
At one point, it seems like the perfect score to be playing in the background, when you get down on your knees and propose to your loved one, while at on other point, it makes you lean back and lose yourself in thoughts about questions you had never considered before.
How? Just how could a human brain perceive of such a splendid, opulent, majestic music.
With so many elements and intricacies, one would expect a cacophony of sounds, but the actual result leaves me speechless and yearning for more, each time I hear this.
I can’t describe all the feelings that rush though me, each time this piece is played, and I am filled with hope as I near the 4th movement, which is definitely, the best music I have ever heard.
New world symphony – 4th movement, just listen to this even if you never bothered clicking any other link. I swear, it will take you through a worm hole to a distant place, which you wouldn’t even dream about, and at the end, if you don’t feel bad to be back to normalcy again, well… what can I say? music isn’t for you.
1. baa dmmm tsss…..
Before mentioning the #1 piece, let me tell you as to why it is in the coveted spot 😉
After listening to such complicated and magnificent symphonies such as #2, simplicity can often be overlooked, but I believe that beauty lies in subtleties, and this is a prime example.
Composed for the harpsichord, for the Spanish emperors back in the day, this piece never gets old.
However, I wish both the piece and the composer, got a little more publicity, which is maybe one more reason, as to why he is here.
Domenicco Scarlatti – k 141( allegro on the piano ), this is flawless performance, and leaves you grasping for breath, thanks to the super allegro? interpretation by Martha, and that’s what makes it special.
It sounds just as pleasurable, if not more, on the harpsichord.
I am sure that this list will change in the future as I discover new, or should I say antique? music, but come what may, each piece on this list, is definitely, a great gift to all of mankind.
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