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While I love Classical music, I can never remember the names of any good composers...Aside from Bach, Beethoven, Wagner, etc...Anybody have any suggestions?
Opera music would be great as well.
when you say "etc", what are you referring to?
People that I may remember having listened to later, but can't think of at the moment, so I just write "etc" because I feel like an idiot.
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Mozart
Robert Schumann
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There are a lot of really wonderful Russian composers: Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Mussorgsky, Prokofiev, Rimsky-Korsakov... and there are also many wonderful, more modern American composers such as Eric Whitacre, Aaron Copland, Stephen Bryant, and their ilk.
Thanks a lot, dudes.
My recs: "composer - piece/recording (conductor/performer)"



Modest Mussorgsky - Night on Bald Mountain (Gergiev)
Gustav Holst - The Planets & St. Paul's Suite (Handley)
Claude Debussy - Images & Noctures (Dutoit)
Erik Satie - 3 Gymnopédies & Other Piano Works (Rogé)
Igor Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring / The Poem of Ecstasy (Gergiev)
Philip Glass - Glassworks
Steve Reich - Different Trains / Electric Counterpoint
Krzysztof Penderecki - Symphony No. 3, Threnody (Wit)
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My recs: "composer - piece/recording (conductor/performer)"


Erik Satie - 3 Gymnopédies & Other Piano Works (Rogé)


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Moron Feldman
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My recs: "composer - piece/recording (conductor/performer)"


Erik Satie - 3 Gymnopédies & Other Piano Works (Rogé)


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AN OLD HAGS CACKLE
Moron Feldman
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My recs: "composer - piece/recording (conductor/performer)"


Erik Satie - 3 Gymnopédies & Other Piano Works (Rogé)


pffffft

I can smell the rage frothing within you.


that's just condescension
Definitely just lol'd.
So many composers to choose from.
for opera I enjoy Rossini.
You may enjoy listening to Schubert, Haydn, Ravel, Stravinsky, and many many others. Just trying to name a few that haven't already been mentioned.
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Try Yiruma...I really like his River flows in you... I just wished it had not been linked in eclipse emotion_donotwant
My favorites kinda change from week to week, but one of my overall favorite styles is Spanish impressionistic, so I highly recommend composers like Rodrigo and deFalla. Also, if you ever have a party and want to make things really awkward really fast, break out the Webern and the Schoenberg.
if you don`t like shostakovich, of kabelavsky, than u really have completely taste than from al my close friend hear. and some of the songs by shostakovich are sad, because he got cancer, so if u don`t like sad songs, don`t listen to the songe that he wrote when he had cancer.

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