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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
1Max Richter
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.
2Johann Johannsson

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.
3Olafur Arnalds
...And They Have Escaped The Weight Of Darkness

One of my favorites, if I see Gleypa Okkur live I might cry.
4Ludovico Einaudi

One of the rare albums that captivates me from start to finish. Seeing him at the Sydney Opera House.
5Clint Mansell, Kronos Quartet & Mogwai
The Fountain

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.
7Yasushi Yoshida
Grateful Goodbye

Another artist similar to Kashiwa and Worlds End Girlfriend, more hit and miss but some moments in this album are breathtaking.
8Joe Hisaishi
Spirited Away

One Summers Day is a perfect song.
9Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki
Symphony No. 3, Op. 36

The saddest, most emotive classical album I own.
10Pyotr 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
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