Comments on Profile Post by Hooncake

  1. jexby
    I prefer "Requiem For A Dream".
    Feb 10, 2019
  2. jowls
    Relative noob here too. The Sibelius symphonies blew my dick off the first time I heard them. Vanska/Lahti cycle is my favourite.
    Feb 10, 2019
  3. Muse Wanderer
    Muse Wanderer
    Mozart's Requiem was my first intro to classical and is a tough act to follow. It may be that minor works resonate better with you.

    Try Mozart's 20th piano concerto in D minor (Perahia), his 40th symphony in G minor (Mackerras) and Don Giovanni opera (Levine - Met on DVD).

    Schubert's mass D950 in E flat (Weil - AOE) and his unfinished 8th symphony in B minor (Abbado - COE) too.
    Feb 10, 2019
  4. Muse Wanderer
    Muse Wanderer
    Beethoven's 9th symphony (Klemperer or Fricsay) and Bach's keyboard concerto in D minor BWV 1052 (Gould - Bersntein) to spice it further.

    Brahms' Ein Deutches Requiem (Klemperer) and Chopin's 2nd piano sonata in B Flat minor (Argerich) for a romantic twist.

    Repeated persistent listening is key with classical. It is a journey so worth taking.
    Feb 10, 2019