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A Beginner's Guide To Classical Music

My classical recs. I'm a pianist, so expect bias. These aren't necessarily the best in the genre (although 1 and 17 are!), just a collection of recs that are rather accessible for those looking to get into the genre. Aside from 1, not ranked. Descriptions contain recommended movements and performances.
1 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Piano Concerto #1


Vladimir Horowitz
2 Frederic Chopin
Nocturne Op. 9 No. 2


V. Horowitz
3 L.V.Beethoveen
Piano Sonata In C Major (Waldstein)


1st movement, Emil Gilels
4 L.V.Beethoveen
Piano Sonata In F Minor, Appasionata


3rd+1st movement, E. Gilels
5 W.A.Mozart
Piano Concerto #23 In A


Giulini conducting, V. Horowitz performance
6 Sergei Racmaninov
Piano Concerto #2


S. Racmaninov performance (Muse would cite this concerto in Butterflies and Hurricanes and Space Dementia)
7 W.A.Mozart
Requiem


Dires Irae and Lacrimosa
8 Camille Saint-Saens
Carnival Of The Animals
9 Gustav Holst
The Planets Suite


Montreal Symphony Orchestra
10 Sergei Rachmaninov
Piano Concerto #3


3rd mvmnt, V.Horowitz
11 Alexander Scriabin
Vers La Flamme


V. Horowitz performance (at first, hard to understand this piece, but incredibly rewarding in the end)
12 Alexander Scriabin
Etude Op 8 No 12


V. Horowitz
13 Franz Liszt
Liebstraum #3


A. Rubinstein performance or the performance of any Liszt disciple.
14 Isaac Albeniz
Suite Esapgnol


Asturias (There is a good guitar transcription, but be sure to check out the orchestral version!)
15 Gustav Mahler
Symphony #5


Ljubljana Radio Orchestra
16 Manuel De Falla
El Amour Brujo
17 F. Chopin
Nocturne In C sharp minor op. post


V. Ashkenazy
18 J.S.Bach
Harpsichord Concerto In D Minor


Andrei Gavrilov
19 Frederic Chopin
Piano Concerto #2
20 Frederic Chopin
Waltz #14


A.Rubinstein
21 F. Chopin
Heroic Polonaise


V. Horowitz
22Modest Mussorgsky
Pictures At An Exhibition
23 Camile Saint-Saens
Cello Concerto In A Minor Op 33


Mstislav Rostropovich
24 S. Rachmaninov
Variations On A Theme Of Chopin


N. Lugansky, probably
25 L.V.Beethoveen
Piano Sonata #8 In C Minor Pathtique


E. Gilels, also Schumann's Venetian Carnival in Sviatoslav Richter's performance, ran out of room. Also need to add Carl Orff's Carmina Burana (thanks for reminding me, Ovrot!) and A. Vivaldi's The Four Seasons (thanks VicariousIntent).
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