Hello. I’m new to violinist.com. It’s been so much fun to read through the backlog!
I’m looking for some new orchestral pieces to listen to. I don’t have a strong academic musical history background but I have fairly eclectic musical tastes and am open to a wide variety of styles. In general, I love really dark, atmospheric, “meaty” works and I tend to dislike a lot of chamber music (think: NOT something like Beethoven’s Minuet, for example). If I list some of my favorite pieces, perhaps folks can make suggestions in a similar vein?
Stravinsky’s “Rite Of Spring”
Prokofiev’s violin concerto, no. 2 op. 63 (particularly the 2nd movement)
Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Russian Easter Overture”
Beethoven’s 6th symphony and piano concerto no.3 in c-minor
Respighi’s “Pines Of Rome: Pines Of Appian Way”
Holst’s “The Planets”
Orff’s “Carmina Burana”
Leonard Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms”
Saint-Saëns “Danse Macabre”
Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” and “Night on Bald Mountain”
Albinoni’s oboe concerto no. 2 op. 9
This is just a partial list, of course, but it gives an idea of what I like. Thank you, in advance, for any replies or suggestions!
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