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Top ten classical works

Hi

I was surfing fleabay just looking for records to buy and i saw Holst planets and realised i did not own a copy. This got me thinking about a top ten classical albums, the idea is just to list the top ten most famous works, this should be about popularity and recogonition and not your individual tastes. The idea is just for fun not to critique each others taste, my stab at the top ten in no particular order

Beethoven 5
Beethoven 9
Pictures at an exhibition
New World Symphony
Planets
1812
swan lake
mendelssohn violin concerto
pomp and circumstance
Mahler #2

Im sure im missing major peices, any ideas ?

Alan

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Re: Top ten classical works

Alan,

THE BOSS works in market research and they have a great expression: "where you sit is where you stand"; your list reflects your tastes. You seem to be missing some obvious candidates (no Mozart, no Bach?!), but then again the task you have set is pretty intractable.

Some suggestions:

- Four Seasons (esp Spring) - Vivaldi
- Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Mozart
- Toccata and Fugue in D minor - J.S. Bach
- William Tell Overture - Rossini
- Blue Danube Waltz - Strauss
- O Fortuna - Orff
- Infernal Galop - Offenbach
- Andante from Piano Concerto No.21 ("Elvira Madigan") - Mozart
- Canon and Gigue - Pachelbel

Oh boy, once you get started you just can't stop!

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If you want popularity, surely there's such a list on Amazon which would offer the best index of that. As for "top ten," that's very personal and subjective. Such "desert island" lists have appeared many times.

Kal

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Struts

The whole point was to get input, i know im missing a lot !!

Alan

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-- Toccata and Fugue in D minor - J.S. Bach
- Infernal Galop - Offenbach
- Andante from Piano Concerto No.21 ("Elvira Madigan") - Mozart
- Canon and Gigue - Pachelbel

Interesting

The other 6 i know well but ive never heard any of these peices

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Kal

Are you saying this question is beneath the forum and referring me to Amazon ?

I just thought it would be a fun light discussion without the politics of other rooms

Sorry if im out of place asking such a lightweight question

Alan

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The other 6 i know well but ive never heard any of these peices


Rest assured you have. They are staples of film soundtracks and TV commercials. For better or worse that seems to be what determines how well known and/or popular classical pieces become these days.

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Re: Top ten classical works

How about these:

Adagio by Albinoni
Concerto de Orange Juice

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Kal

Are you saying this question is beneath the forum and referring me to Amazon ?

I just thought it would be a fun light discussion without the politics of other rooms

Sorry if im out of place asking such a lightweight question

Alan

Nah. You are fine with this. It is just that posting lists is one of my betes noires. I try not to read them, I never make a useful contribution and I just carp.

My reason is that I learn nothing from them except that I don't usually agree with them.

Have fun.

Kal

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How about these: Concerto de Orange Juice

You must be a brass player.

One of our favorite mispronunciations.

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How about these: Concerto de Orange Juice

You must be a brass player.

One of our favorite mispronunciations.

Close...

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Not sure of your background Kal

This post makes you sound like a cast member of "last of the summer wine" one of the UK's greatest ever programs !!

Dont be such a grumpy miserable sod !!!

Only kidding

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