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Popular Classical Music

Discussion in 'Repertoire' started by Anonymous, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. Anonymous

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    What do you think the most popular pieces of classical music are? I would like to learn some more popular pieces, but with more of a background music feel (So not Chopin's military or heroic polonaise or anything like that). I could think of these songs (which i already have): Clair De Lune, Chopin's Nocturne Op 9, the post humus Csharp minor Nocturne, Debussy's Arabesques, Moonlight Sonata.

    I want to learn another piece like the above, that non piano playing people actually recognise. Can you give me any ideas?!?
     
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    Fur Elise :wink:
     
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    Mozarts Rondo alla turca
    chopins grande valse
     
  4. Anonymous

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    Brahms' ever-famous Lullaby in A flat
     
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    All good, although very overplayed. I don't know your level, but you should try the Für Elise anyway if you like popular pieces so much ;).
     
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    Eine Kleine Nacht Musik -- Mozart

    All of Mozart's Piano Concertos (On my local classical radio station, the most played concerto belongs to Mozart...though I forget which number the concerto is)

    Tchaikovsky--Piano Concerto no.1

    Satie-- Gymnodpedie no.2 (? or is it the third?)

    Bach-- Toccata and Fugue in D (for Organ)

    Chopin--revolutionary etude, fantasy impromptu, raindrop prelude, Funeral march from piano sonata op.35, minute waltz

    Vivaldi-- The Seasons

    Liszt- LaCampanella
     
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    I won't start on La Campanella before you've tried some Für Elise 8) .
     
  8. Anonymous

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    Beethoven-Fur Elise
    -1st Movement of Pathetique Sonata
    Chopin-Nocturne in Eb, Op. 9 no. 2
    -Military Polonaise
    -Heroic Polonaise
    -Revolutionary Etude
    -Triestesse Etude (op. 10 no. 3 in E)
    -Funeral March
    -Grande Valse
    Bach-Prelude in C major from Well Tempered Clavier Book 1
    -Toccata and Fugue in D minor
    -Aria from the Goldberg Variations
    -Menuet in G from the Notebook of Anna Magdalena Bach
    Mozart-"Facile" Sonata (I forget the opus number)

    I hope this helps; most of this music should be familiar to listeners.
     
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    if I'm correct the number is kv545
     
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    mozart sonata in c 595 i think brahms lullaby chopin 3rd mvt of sonata 2 chopin scherzo no.2
     
  11. Anonymous

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    Every single second of every single movement of every single Mozart piano concerto is worth memorizing for the sake of musical delight and happiness.

    I would focus most on 5, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, and 27.

    To narrow it down some more: 5, 19, 20, 23, 24, and 25.

    To narrow it down again: 20, 23, and 24 are probably Mozart's best piano concerti, although all those listed above are very important and perfect.
    (The fight for the better concerto of 23 & 24 basically represents the duel between good & evil)
     

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