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Favorite Music

I love music, but lately, I have been way too busy to enjoy it.  Below are some of my favorites in Classical and New Age.  I also love some forms of Christian music, but have not listed it here (yet).  This is not a complete list.

Classical

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Alfven Swedish Rhapsody, Op. 19

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Bach Brandenburg Concertos - my favorite is No. 3

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Beethoven Five Piano Concertos (my favorites of the favorites are the odd numbered ones - 1, 3, 5); Choral Fantasy - favorite recording by London of Vladimir Ashkenazy; Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 "Pathetique"; Symphony No. 5, 7, and 9 are my favorites from the "Beethoven Nine"

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Bizet Carmen Suite No. 1 and No. 2

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Borodin Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor

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Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77.

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Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26.

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Charbrier Espana (Spanish Rhapsody)

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Dvorak music for piano and violin, including especially Four Romantic Pieces, Op. 75, Sonata in F Major, Op. 57, Sonata in G Major, Op. 100, Muzurek in E Minor, Op. 49; I like his Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 "The New World" the best of all his symphonies.

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Enesco Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1, Op. 11

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Grieg Holberg Suite, Suite from Peer Gynt; Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16

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Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks; Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

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Haydn Symphony No. 100 in G Major "Military"

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Ketelbey In a Persian Market; In a Monastery Garden; In a Chinese Temple Garden; Bells Across the Meadow.

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Liszt Hungarian Rhapsodies Nos. 1-6; Les Preludes

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Mozart Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, KV550; Symphony No. 41 in C Major, KV551 "Jupiter"; Concerto No. 3 in E-flat Major for Horns, K. 447; Symphony No. 39 in E-flat, K. 543; many others

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Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition (orchestral version by Ravel)

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Offenbach Gaite Parisienne

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Pachelbel Caono

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Ponchielli Dance of the Hours

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Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 1

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Classical list, continued...

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Respighi Ancient Airs & Dances Suite III; La Boutique Fantasque; The Birds - especially the Philips version recorded by Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields.  One of my all-time favorites!

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Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol Op. 34; Russian Easter Festival Overture Op. 36; Dance of the Tumblers from The Snow Maiden (Act III); Night on Bare Mountain

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Rossini Barber of Seville Overture; William Tell Overture

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Schubert Military March in D Major, Op. 51, D733

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Sibelius Finlandia

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Smetana The Moldau

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Suppe Light Cavalry Overture; Poet and Pesant Overture

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Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture; Capriccio Italien, Op. 45; Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23; Eugene Onegin; music from Swan Lake and Nutcracker

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Vivaldi Concerto in A minor, Op. 3 No. 8, RV 522; The Four Seasons; many others

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Wagner Tannhauser Overture; De Meistersinger Overture

New Age

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Brickman "By Heart" piano solos (except the last cut).

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Enya:  my favorite albums are "Watermark" and "The Memory of Trees" - but I love all of her albums!

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Los Angeles Guitar Quartet:  Dances from Renaissance to Nutcracker (this is classical music but rendered in a very wonderful way with guitars)

 

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