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Hey /b/.

I want to start listenning to clasical music.

What should I start with. What do you reccommend?
Snoop Dogg
Chopin is good

Fantasie impromptu
Paganini, Beethoven, Bach and Mozart are all good places to start. It will get you into it.

Paganini's 24th caprice or Beethovens 9th Symphony would be good starting points.

Its all youtube.
Vivaldi is the best
start listening to debussy, ravel, tshaikowski, smetana, grieg, ... popular and easily accesible
i love verdi
Anyone got something dark and brutal?
later on, you can listen to 'more difficult' composers like beethoven, bach, Haydn, Mozart, ....
Beethoven's sixth is a real masterpiece, but you should do your research to understand the poetry of this kind of music, which will make it so much more enjoyable to listen to!
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More important than what music you choose is how you listen. It's not just pretty background noise, it's serious business. Learn about the composer, the period, and especially, what is actually going on musically in the piece. If you can read music, listen with a score. I was particularly helped by Robert Greenberg's "How to listen to and understand great music" (there are torrents) audio course, and his other ones on specific composers and genres.

If you take the time to appreciate serious music, you will never go back to popular music.
For piano, I'd go with Chopin. He's great and also very easy for a 'beginner', due to his many 'hits'. Checkout the Revolutionary Etude, Fantaisie Impromptu, Rain Drop etude and March Funebre, for example.
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Start with Fantasia
It helped me enjoy classical when I was a child
why do I recognize this image

why /b/

what have you done to me
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The Beatles "Like A Rolling Stone"

(At 55m30s, in case timelink doesn't work in the embed)
Shostakovich is pretty good
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Edinburgh fags will get this

7:30 mark

and also the most amazing classic piece


difficulty equals best right?
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Not really a fan of opera though. Got any good instrumental pieces?

This is the most intense song you will ever hear.
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As a pianist, I love Liszts and Ravels piano works. Look up Ravels Une Barque sur l'ocean, Ravels Piano Concerto 2, and Liszts Totentanz or Un Sospiro. I hope this helps, if you listen tell me how you like them.
Cant go wrong with a good movie or video game score to get you into it all. John Williams and Jonathon Shure ( i think its shure, he did the elder scrolls games ) are great
all are bad except Mozart and Liszt

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OP, you there?
nazi milk girl
That's a good one.
Yeah im like three minutes in and already loving it

Mozart is very easy to start off with. Pick any piano concerto.

Bach. Start off with the Brandenburg Concertos.

Beethoven. Third, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Symphonies. Fifth and Ninth have been played to death.
>>548502754 link to the Ravel, it will put you at piece http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5O5wMctUSAM
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Hans Zimmer's William Tell Overture.
A famous classical track by Gioachino Rossini that received an update for a movie.
OP here.
Thanks guys, you're being gnuinely helpful.

What does it mean that some pieces are more 'difficult' than other?

That is what I've never understood about the classical music. What is the point of listenning to music that doesn't 'get me' straight away? Why should I make an effort and force myself to like such music? What is the purpose? Why should I even try? Can it be actually enjoyable?
I also think you made a good point. I listen to music in many different situations, but I could surely find some time just to sit in the armchair and appreciate the piece. If there is anything to appreciate, of course.

You must know I'm not educated musically, not even a little bit. I know nothing. I've always put my attention to the lyrics of pieces I've been listenning to.

Also, one more question: is there any kind of music that somewhat links popular music with classical music? Some genre I could start with and get to the actual classical music 'through' it? I've been thinking about movie music.
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OP, you need to listen to Dvorak. Need to. Listen to his 7th and 9th symphonies and his cello and violin concertos. Also, Mendelssohn was a genius that you need to experience. Listen to his piano trios and violin concerto.
This is a great place to start. It's on spotify, or you could download it somewhere.

The Brandenburg Concertos are another good place to start as well. I'm not a fan of listening to only part of a bigger movement.

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The composers mentioned here are great artists indeed, and easily accesible for someone who is new to classical music.

If you want something more "challenging", but not too far out for the average listener, I would recommend Sergei Prokofiev. Start out with something like "Romeo & Juliet", which has many famous themes.

Oh, and definitely check out "5 pieces for violin and piano"; beautiful work.
If you want a portal between classical and contemporary, listen to the piano guys ( look on YouTube). They have stuff that fuses classical and modern, like Code Name Vivaldi.
>What is the purpose?
To each his own but I'll go with MINDGASM.
On that subject, classical music and drugs go very well together.
Since classical music as we know it today started with the Baroque period, start by listening to some Bach (Brandenburg Concertos, Double Violin) and Vivaldi (4 seasons). Then start working your way forward. Next would be the Classical period and you would listen to Mozart, Haydin, and Beethoven. Then after that move into the Romantic period with such as Chopin, Liszt, Ravel and Tchaikovsky and then you can move into 20th Century with Satie, Debussy, Gershwin and Stravinsky. These are only but a few names but some of the more popular names. As you start to hear the differences between the different eras and understand the progression of musical development from era to era, then you can start to find other composers and see what made them more or less progressive for their time and how they contributed to music as a whole.

Watch fantasia

Speaking of MINDGASM, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3ei4WcP_uc

Download Arthur Rubinstein set for Chopin.

Also, opera is the shit ... you can start listening to internet streams till you find something you like. Wagner is easy to get into.

Ring Cycle up in this bitch.

Also check out this Bach set – grows every day:
allofbach .com
kind of on the same topic.
but anyone know any easy to learn songs that are fun or good?

just finished my first year of piano and im having some trouble finding and good sheet music thats learnable. Some of its just not well translated to easy version and others are just too hard.
-nicolai rimsky korsakov -antonin dvorak -gioacchino antonio rossini -francisco tarrega -tschaikovsky -tzigane -jean sibelius -Tomaso Albonini -george bizet -gustav mahler -schubert -marin marais -johan strauss -richard strauss -handel -vivaldi -gluck -henry purcell -haydn -sergey prokofyev -niccolo paganini -edward elgar -john dowland -guillame dufay

-johannes ockeghem
-giovanni pierluigi
-carlo gesualdo
-philipp telemann
-muzio clementi
-mikhail glinka
-aleksandr borodin
-modest musorgki
-bedrich smetana
-edvardin griege

-claude debussy (deformed)
-maurice ravel (deformed)
-igor stravinski (deformed)
-dmitri shostakovich (deformed)
-sergey prokofiyev (deformed)

-george gershwin (cazla kar???k)

-tanburi cemil bey
-Tanburi Mustafa Çavu?
-Cemal Re?it Rey
-Ahmet Adnan Saygun
-Necil Kaz?m Akses
-Muammer Sun

-Krzysztof penderecki (günümüz)
-arvo part (günümüz)

little infos to the left are tin turkish. too lazy to translate

Start at the 9 minute mark. The entire thing is brilliant though. Ludovico Einaudi is the best
Wow, I didn't expect such thread to be so popular.

That sounds fairly interesting, but it's not that appealing to me since I've never experienced true 'mindgasm', I think. Also, don't you think you're exaggerating a little bit?
Anyone who listens to classical music needs to be shot.

Fucking die already and take this shit with you to your grave.

Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture

The point about the difficulty of classical music is that it will 'get you' a lot more profoundly than simpler music if you teach yourself how to listen to it. Since it's more complex, it can unlock more feels (crude way of expressing that magical thing that music does to us, I know). If you think about how far you've come since you were a teenager in terms of what you find to be an interesting story, or personality, or theory, or anything else with intellectual content, why should you be content with listening to music that is created with teens as a its primary audience? A centuries-long tradition of intelligent, discerning people is saying to you, "Trust us, it's better over here."

As far as the process of getting there, I find that I need a mix of "book learning" (having the music explained to me) and quiet, attentive, repeated listening. It's like getting to know a person, kind of, in that being with them becomes more interesting the more familiar you are with them.

If you know Italian, German, or French, I would say opera is a great way for someone who's verbally oriented to get into classical music. Sadly not much in English. Movie music gets you accustomed to the sounds of an orchestra, but I don't think most of it approaches classical music in tonal or structural complexity, because you're not meant to be focused on it and notice things like beginning, middle, and end, and relate them to each other. I would say find a few classical composers that you like right away and dive into them and their music, and that will give you the vocabulary, so to speak, to approach others with.

You have to kind of get into it. The more you listen, you start noticing little subtleties that make it even more rewarding. Most classical pieces are this way. Now I know that opera is not everyone's cup of tea, it just happen to be mine. You have to look around until you find something you like.

Try this instead: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnWz8KqOnJg
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I personally like the violin more than any particular composer, conductor or orchestra. Bruch, Bach, Tchaikovsky to name a few.

Here Janine Jansen plays naked for thousands.

ps not the music you'd listen to whist suffering depression
>>548504009Listen to this, beautifull, right? Catchy, 'simple' melody, repetitions, harmonic, nice buildup, ... so, even for the untrained ear, verry enjoyable.

But wait, there's more! If you do your research, you'll learn that this piece is symbolizes the battles between the French,and the russian Partizans. You can actually recognize three 'climaxes'! Both the French and the Russians have their own 'theme', btw... And the part that symbolizes the russians is based on an actual russian folkloristic dance.

There's so much more to tell about this, but why don't you listen to it yourself? To top it off, at the end you can hear real cannons, celebrating the russian victory over the French... Classical music can be quite impressive, right?
Also, if you're ok with Christianity, sacred music is something with familiar lyrics to focus on. Gregorian chant, masses, cantatas, oratorios, etc.
Hey OP

I'll give you a bit of each era and hope you enjoy, you can search more of each composer and find new ones through this list.

Renascence: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkRrzAo9Wl4 (Dowland)

Baroque: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASmFuArTRV0 (Locatelli)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMRJmrLYVTw (Bach, very, very important to listen to Bach)

Classical: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXIu0MRuIQU (Mozart, symphonic works very good, if you want to search)

Romantic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6yeINepxcc (Beethoven)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1trE3ms3AGo (Brahms)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sB89OCGTGrA (Wolf, wrote great lieder, songs)

Impressionism: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOCucJw7iT8 (Debussy)

XX Century: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlCzpkpQ3qs (Stravinsky)

Aaaand lots of other important composers. Check Mahler, Ravel, Schostakovitch, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky Korsakov... etc.

neither did I, but this is awesome, classical ftw!
ITT: Faggots
Cala-te meu.

Anyone familiar with Rachael Boyd? I'm a fan of the modern influences but have yet to find anyone similar.
1. Download classical collection
2. Listen to all of them
3. Pick out the composers that you like
4. Do some research
5. Download the ones that you like
6. Listen to them
7. When you want more, pick other composers
8. Step 4~6
9. Repeat 3~7
fur elise

Excellent choices. Tip of the hat to you, sir.
>listening to this dog shit

you all need to be rounded up and executed
is overrated, yes...
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