Discussion in 'Classical' started by john a camacho, Feb 12, 2014.
What albums would you suggest to start building a classical music library?
Cruise your local GoodWill and Thrift Stores. Classical albums show up a lot at those stores. Many times they are in excellent condition.
You can't go wrong with Holst The planets. That's about it for me
Good ideas guys...
I know...you've heard Four Seasons ad nausium....however, the new Anna Akiko Meyers version is absolutely wonderful....will bring tears to your eyes (well, mine anyway)
welcome Stanley never heard of it... novice here...
If you were in the Conyers, GA area yesterday, you would have hit the Classical mother lode at a GoodWill store. Dozens of high quality looking classical records. I am not into that music, so passed.
Yep looking to pick-up a few to start my classical collection but aside from Bonz, you and a new guy there hasn't been too many responses to my thread...
I guess if you are near Atlanta you must be a Braves fan should be another interesting baseball season what the heck you got a Mets fan here...
Originally from Maine....so you know who I like. My father was a Red Sox fan for years. They didn't win the World Series until a year after he passed away.
We actually went into 3 GoodWill stores yesterday. Every one of them had Classical stuff. Nothing in equipment worth doing though. That is getting much harder and rarer to find.
Yep I guess I know who you root for but heck even I am Red Sox fan here. Born and raised in Queens so I naturally hate the Yankees. It's in my DNA...
Stanley Green told me about the Four Seasons remake by Anna Akiko Meyers...
I understand that completely. Still, to this day can't get over Jim Bugner's error in that World Series. At the time I said "well they just blew it and will lose the series".
Ya mean Bill Buckner?
Yes.....so bad a play, I can't even think of the guys name. I played first base in school and that was about as bad as it could get.
Okay, this could be a long list.
Are we talking vinyl or CD? Do you like orchestra or choral? Early music or contemporary?
Give me some likes and parameters and I will make some suggestions.
I discovered Patrick O'Hearn recently. So far have like everything I have bought. Amazing I did not know about this guy since he's been around since the 80's.
Isn't he a new age guy?
I would classify him that way. Some people call him electronica. I just really like his stuff. The recordings are also very good.
I'm going to try by memory to give you a bit of standard repertoire you should try. It will probably take a few posts.
Symphonies 5, 7, 9
Piano concerto #5
Symphonies 5, 6
Symphonies 1, 5, 9,
Piano concertos 1, 2
Cello concerto 1
Violin concerto 1
Ralph Vaughn Williams
Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
Piano concerto 2, 3, Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini
More to come
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