Classical Music Meme turned into a Thursday Thirteen

Semicolon answered the question recently, “What are seven classical music works you love?” I started out answering the same question…but I couldn’t keep it to seven. So I decided to make a Thursday Thirteen entry of it.

These aren’t necessarily in order of preference — except the first one. 🙂

1. Pachelbel’s “Canon in D Major

2. Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings

3. Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet Overture”

4. Bach’s “Air on a G String

5. Haydn’s Symphony No. 94 in G Major, the “Surprise Symphony”

6. Bach’s Suite for solo cello No. 1 in G major prelude

7. Smetana’s “The Moldau

8. Debussy’s “Claire de Lune

9. Bach’s “Wachet Auf

10. The second movement of Dvořák’s “New World Symphony”

11. Chopin’s Polonaise No.6 in A flat, Op.53 -“Heroic,”

12. Puccini’s “Nessun dorma

13. “Con Te Partiro” (Time to say Good Bye) (don’t know the composer for that one)

The links on some go to videos of performances of the piece on You Tube. The ones without links are a bit too long for that venue.

What are your favorites of the classics?

14 thoughts on “Classical Music Meme turned into a Thursday Thirteen

  1. What a great list, you are taking me back to my piano days. I need to dust off my books and start playing again!
    Thanks and Happy TT~

  2. Oh boy! I would have a HARD time coming up with the SEVEN! NOT because I don’t like classical music — I DO! But because I rarely KNOW what I’m listening to! I know when I hear something I LIKE though!!!

  3. I love classical music, but I must admit I’m woefully ignorant about it. I know what I like, but I usually couldn’t tell you who wrote it or what it is. I LOVE that Mischa Maisky piece. And I love Andrea Bocelli.

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