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A list about top classical musics

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6/20/2014 7:53:11 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
In my opinion, this list is not so much about top classical music as about famous classical music. The fact that you included Rondo Alla Turca, a bunch of programmatic Saint-Saens works, Gymnopedie No. 1, etc., gives that away. I'm not trying to bash your list or anything; I hope you see this as constructive criticism. I think you should research a bit more into the music, rather than picking out the best known ones. Some of the works you could have included:

-Some of Chopin's ballades, concerti, sonatas or scherzi, or even the larger miniatures (Polonaise 'Heroique', Nocturne Op. 48 No. 1, etude sets, prelude set...)
-Some greater works by French composers - Ravel - Miroirs, Jeux d'eau, Gaspard de la nuit, Tombeau de Couperin, Faure - Requiem, Theme et variations, Nocturne no. 6...
-Liszt - etudes d'execution transcendente, ballades, sonata...
-Prokofiev - concerti, sonatas, ballets...
-Rachmaninoff - concerti, piano sonatas, etudes-tableaux...
-Mahler symphonies
-Schubert - Symphonies, impromptus...
-Bartok - Allegro Barbaro, piano sonata, concerti (for orchestra, piano, violin...)

The most important omissions were, in my opinion:
-Bach! Brandenburg concerti, Well-Tempered Clavier, Goldberg variations, suites like the Partitas, Cello Suites, English Suites...
-Beethoven! Symphonies (Eroica, No. 9...), piano sonatas (Hammerklavier, Waldstein, Appassionata, other late sonatas, as well as Op. 7, Op. 31 sonatas...), variations (Eroica, C minor, Diabelli...), string quartets (Grosse Fugue...)
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