― sej, Thursday, 15 April 2004 11:31 (9 years ago) Permalink
― Jez (Jez), Thursday, 15 April 2004 12:03 (9 years ago) Permalink
Other recommendations - depends on what moves you. Mozart and Faure's "Requiem" works, Barber's "Adagio for Strings", Holst's "ThePlanets", Satie, Bach's cello works, Beethoven, Gorecki's 3rd - all things I'd rebuy if I lost the ones I have.
Are you American? If so, join the BMG Classical Music Club. They have a "Get 12 for the Price of 1" - years ago, when it was 9 for 1, I joined from multiple family addresses, and with advice from mom, amassed a decent collection quickly. There's an Erik Satie "greatest hits" disc right there on the first page. Would assume there's a BMG branch/variant in the UK/Europe, too - not to be Ameri-centric.
You could also go on AllMusic and see who they namedrop in Satie reviews, and move on from there. The library's a good source for audio browsing.
― Chris Hill (Chris Hill), Thursday, 15 April 2004 13:04 (9 years ago) Permalink
― willem (willem), Thursday, 15 April 2004 13:22 (9 years ago) Permalink
― sexyDancer, Thursday, 15 April 2004 14:12 (9 years ago) Permalink
rachmaninoff's 3 concerti are also extremely popular.
― common_person, Thursday, 15 April 2004 15:05 (9 years ago) Permalink
― ..., Thursday, 15 April 2004 15:24 (9 years ago) Permalink
― Michael White (Hereward), Thursday, 15 April 2004 15:53 (9 years ago) Permalink
Also, in the same vein: Poulenc & Faure. It's true what you say about indie types...maybe it works as follows: Indie=Satie, Rock=Beethoven...Dance=Tchaikovsky ;-)
― Jez (Jez), Friday, 16 April 2004 06:08 (9 years ago) Permalink
― Simon B, Friday, 16 April 2004 08:28 (9 years ago) Permalink
obv this is so very wrong
― common_person, Friday, 16 April 2004 14:34 (9 years ago) Permalink
― common_person, Friday, 16 April 2004 14:35 (9 years ago) Permalink
Gramophone critic survey produces Best Orchestras list
― gabbneb, Monday, 24 November 2008 19:54 (4 years ago) Permalink
The poll was... limited to modern romantic orchestras (so period bands such as the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment did not get a look in).
Exactly why this list is crap, cos at least half if not more of the whole classical repertoire is unfit to be performed by most of the orchs listed. Why give the impression that so much music doesn't matter?It's like listing the best jazz combos around today and not including anyone who doesn't have a synth player or electric instruments.
― Shacknasty (Frogman Henry), Monday, 24 November 2008 20:06 (4 years ago) Permalink
1 Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra2 Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra3 Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra4 London Symphony Orchestra5 Chicago Symphony Orchestra6 Bavarian Radio Symphony7 Cleveland Orchestra8 Los Angeles Philharmonic9 Budapest Festival Orchestra10 Dresden Staatskapelle11 Boston Symphony Orchestra12 New York Philharmonic13 San Francisco Symphony14 Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra15 Russian National Orchestra16 Leningrad Philharmonic17 Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra18 Metropolitan Opera Orchestra19 Saito Kinen Symphony Orchestra20 Czech Philharmonic
From what I know, this seems about right. A little surprised that Chicago beat out Cleveland, but other than that...
― Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Monday, 24 November 2008 20:07 (4 years ago) Permalink
lololol. what a weird dude.
― Ømår Littel (Jordan), Friday, 12 June 2009 19:51 (3 years ago) Permalink
okay, i am pondering buying David Lang's 'Little Match Girl' thing, because even tho it is super-hyped etc., i am kind of in love with it after hearing it a couple weeks ago. worth it? $9 for the album.
― my bach penises and their contrapuntal technique (the table is the table), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 01:57 (3 years ago) Permalink
What about Lully's Dies Irae
and Telemann's Don Quichotte? (Telemann - Don Quichotte II)
Very fine music!
― ria zifkamp, Sunday, 10 October 2010 13:18 (2 years ago) Permalink
Does anyone else use the Ulysses' Classical App in Spotify?
It's basically like a blog that updates with big classical playlists...but it's kinda crazy, right now i'm listening to one that is EVERY mozart composition in chronological order.
― wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 19:01 (11 months ago) Permalink
Skip ahead to the K200s IMO.
― Hierophantiasis (Jon Lewis), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 20:41 (11 months ago) Permalink
Paul Kroogman on why Arcade Fire is the new Classical Music:
Some commenters mentioned the passing of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, who brought lieder to a wide audience (and my mother was a Fischer-Dieskau fanatic!); listen to Feist for a while, and you’ll realize that what she’s writing are art songs, in some sense very much in the same tradition. Arcade Fire are basically intellectual art-school types whose natural habitat is recitals in someone’s loft; if their collective genius turns that sensibility into anthems and laments that can fill arenas, all the better.
― o. nate, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 19:12 (11 months ago) Permalink
― but he go's to a resturang and then die in a toilet (Jon Lewis), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 19:14 (11 months ago) Permalink
also WAHT DF-D died? That is huge
I know! I looked for a RIP thread but didn't see one.
― o. nate, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 19:18 (11 months ago) Permalink