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|Modern Classical - Recs Appreciated|
Have recently been getting into classical and playing piano, I am seeing both Ludovico Einaudi and Olafur Arnalds live in the next 3 weeks. Would very much appreciate any recommendations for classical albums, or quality music to learn on piano
The Blue Notebooks
The album that made me start looking into classical as a whole, I found it a couple of years ago but have only recently given it the attention it deserves.
Gorgeous melodies and a wide range of influences, found out about him from the song "Sun's Gone Dim" and I've been hooked ever since.
...And They Have Escaped The Weight Of Darkness
One of my favorites, if I see Gleypa Okkur live I might cry.
One of the rare albums that captivates me from start to finish. Seeing him at the Sydney Opera House.
|5||Clint Mansell, Kronos Quartet & Mogwai|
Both this and the Requiem for a Dream soundtrack are wonderful, and sound wholly unique from any other classical I've heard.
Beautiful mix of post-rock, electronic and classical, in a similar vein to Kashiwa Daisuke but with female vocals included and far more subdued than Kashiwa's work.
Another artist similar to Kashiwa and Worlds End Girlfriend, more hit and miss but some moments in this album are breathtaking.
One Summers Day is a perfect song.
|9||Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki|
Symphony No. 3, Op. 36
The saddest, most emotive classical album I own.
|10||Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky|
Symphony No 6. in B-Minor, Op. 74
One of the few older classical pieces that I adore, I don't really know what it is about older classical but I simply don't enjoy it as much. Any and all recommendations are appreciated
|Dude, Kashiwa Daisuke - Program Music I hard|
|Robert John Godfrey - The Art of Melody|
The Enid - Invicta
|Program Music I is perfect, I've listened to all of Kashiwa's stuff which is why I kept referring to him in a couple of the descriptions. Thanks a heap Mad., I will check those out|
|Oh sweet. Well in that case try Nachtreich - Sturmgang. A little bit outside the box, and is not strictly classical (I'd call it neoclassical with rock/metal instrumentation)...but some of the viola melodies are just jawdropping|
|there's a difference between neoclassical and modern classical|
|I know, which is why I specified. Let a nigga pimp an album, jeez|
|it was more in regards to the list itself ;)|
prelude in c# minor, g minor
piano concerti 2 and 3
listen to chopin too
i'd go thru his famous nocturnes (i like his nocturne in c#, opus posthumous a lot) and etudes (fucking love revolutionary etude + ocean etude). there's also his ballades and waltzes you may enjoy to varying degrees (ballade no 1 is incredible). oh and don't forget fantaisie impromptu
course go thru liszt but i'm still getting the hang of his music, so no recs there
debussy's clair de lune is a fuckin classic, get on that shit.
same with satie's gymnopedes, all 3 of em
ravel has some cool stuff too but i don't know if impressionistic stuff is the best starting point for classical (i know debussy is prob impressionist too but frankly clair de lune is from an earlier era imo)
of course hit beethoven and mozart's sonatas, those are classics. and before that, some of bach's stuff is classic (well tempered clavier??)
as far as piano concerti go, i mentioned rach2 + rach3. tchaikovsky's was pretty good from what i remember, saint-saenes' is pretty cool (bonus: here Sputnik Emeritus Conrad Tao play it on Youtube!), and I'm yet to check out Beethoven or Mozarts'
|fuck when did this change to modern classical?|
well you know what, these are all pretty much classic stuff you should listen to anyways
|Yeah, and I wouldn't call any of what I know here modern classical.|
Anyway, 6 is great, I wanted to check 7 and 9 is looking good as well.
You might wanna check Christoph Berg's Paraphrases.
|dae hate clair de lune XD ^^ : D|
|Yeah 6 is sweet, god bless Aki for showing it to me|
|as far as neo-classical goes you might wanna look into eluvium's copia (drone + modern classical piano), george winston's december, and balmorhea's s/t|
and clair de lune is amazing, like overplayed as shit sure but god i fucking love the texture of that song. about 60x harder to play than it sounds, sadly :[
|I like this thread.|
|Keith Jarrett - Vienna Concert|
Bill Evans - Waltz for Debby
|hahaha so I guess I've very much mixed up my genres, but like I said I'm relatively new to classical as a whole, and regardless of genre I'm appreciative of all recs. I'll check out everything that's been said so far, thanks guys|
|it's a nice piece but i'm not very fond of the very church-y texture to the song (i guess he nailed the title tho). as a matter of personal preference|
|ya i can see that|
|Thanks to your list, I discovered Gorecki. Amazing.|
Thank you so much.
|exactly the sort of stuff I've been looking for!|
|lil b - based jam|