|UserSoundoffs 3Album Ratings 560Objectivity 76%Last Active 01-11-13 10:03 pmJoined 02-26-11Forum Posts 154Review Comments 5,732
Hey, I'm new to the site and I've been looking to get into classical
music but have no idea where to start. Literally, no idea, so I was
hoping you could help me out. I'm looking for something epic and
emotional, maybe similar to post-rock? List is examples.
|1|| ||Sigur Ros|
Enjoy Eternal Bliss
Dash and Blast. Or pretty much any of their beautiful string climaxes. The ending to
Illuminate My Heart, My Darling! is a great example too.
|3||Circle Takes The Square|
As the Roots Undo
Non-Objective Portrait of Karma. One of my favorite songs of all time, although
from what I've gathered this band is somewhat controversial around here, haha.
Not gonna lie, I'm sort of a fanboy.
|5||The Black Dahlia Murder|
Miasma (I know this is nowhere near post-rock or even post-metal, much less classical, but it
always gave off a sort of classical vibe to me, so whatever.)
|Oh, and Happy Easter!|
|Mozdzer, Danielsson, Fresco - The Time|
Lars Danielsson & Leszek Mozdzer - Pasodable
Joe Hisaishi - Departures OST
Hans Zimmer - Inception OST
|Thanks a lot man, I'll check those out.|
|mono - you are there and hymn to the immortal wind are both pretty classical-heavy|
|you're welcome dude, if you cannot find DD links just message me and i'll get you them|
|Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5|
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2
Beethoven - Symphonies No. 5, 7, 9
Gustav Holst - The Planets Suite
|Chopin is my favorite followed closely by Mozart and Tchaikovsky. I really enjoy listening to the piano, especially melancholic pieces, so Chopin and Beethoven are my favorites in that area. Mozart's piano is just off the charts in terms of talent and emotion so that's why I recommend him as well and Tchaikovsky will likely bring tears to your eyes. Carl Orff is really fun to listen to as well.|
Oh and please, please do not leave out Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki, the finest contemporary composer in my opinion. If his symphony n. 3 doesn't bring tears to your eyes you just don't have a soul.
|Dvorak - Symphony No. 9;
Mahler - Symphony No. 4;
Rodrigo - Concierto de Aranjuez / Fantasia para un Gentilhombre
|I second what qwer, endeared, and Bloodbirds said.|
|"Dvorak - Symphony No. 9"|
Just get this and a bunch of tissues.
|Oh, and I forgot to put Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Variation 18 especially is just...wow|
|You forget Vivaldi's four seasons. And Wagner 'Ride of the Valkyries': shits all over 5.|
|It's worth checking out some classical-influenced music as well to ease the transition. Try:|
Kayo Dot- Choirs Of The Eye, Coyote
And Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is literally God.
|I was about to rec 4 seasons.|
|Thanks so much everyone, I've been really busy lately and sputnik never wants to load on my computer these days for some reason, but I'm glad I have so much stuff to check out now! |
tvol - I do have Mono's album, it's great. I've been on a huge post-rock kick lately.
foreverendeared - I just checked out Gorecki and it sounds fantastic, thanks.
|Ludwig van Beethoven - Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus (The Creations of Prometheus)
Bach's Cello Suites
Piano stuff as already mentioned by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Chopin and maybe Brahms.
As for newer stuff:
Roberto Cacciapaglia - Canzone degli spazi and Ten Directions
Ludovico Einaudi - Divenire
What might also be interesting:
Contemporary Noise Quintet - Pig Inside The Gentlemen
The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble - From The Stairwell |