Best classical music according to redditors

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u/print_is_dead · 12 pointsr/gaming

a more useful link (only 2.99)

u/robertgfthomas · 9 pointsr/LifeProTips

Sure thing! I bought two volumes of "The Greatest Video Game Music", performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra:

Volume 1

Volume 2

u/lordnecro · 5 pointsr/Music

The 99 Darkest Pieces Of Classical Music isn't bad too. But not as festive.

u/YourKillingMeSmalls · 5 pointsr/AskReddit

I got this on amazon for 5 bucks, it was a great pickup. They have tons of different collections of the top 50 or top 100 songs from different eras or composers. For a 5 spot, it's absolutely worth picking up and diving in to classical music.

u/serendiper · 4 pointsr/junomission

On November 03, 2019, NASA's Juno probe successfully performed her Perijove-23 Jupiter flyby. The movie is a reconstruction of the 2 hours between 2019-11-03T21:35:00.000 and 2019-11-03T23:35:00.000. It is based on 31 of the JunoCam images taken, and on spacecraft trajectory data provided via SPICE kernel files. Like for previous flybys, Juno approached Jupiter roughly from north, and left Jupiter looking towards the southern hemisphere. Closest approach to Jupiter was 3,501 km above the nominal IAU 1-bar level, and near 22.4 degrees north (planetocentric), according to long-term planning of November 2017.



Credits: NASA / JPL / SwRI / MSSS / SPICE / Gerald Eichstädt / Max Richter

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/bassoon

Actually, Christopher Millard has the complete concerto on one of his CDs, and it is excellent. You can buy it on [Amazon] (

u/s3m4nt1c · 3 pointsr/Music

99 Darkest Pieces of Classical Music for only $1.99. A good start to any collection as it includes a large amount of the most popular pieces.

u/darrenduje · 3 pointsr/classicalmusic

Start with pieces you might already know: Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachmusik, Beethoven's 5th Symphony, etc. London Symphony's 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music is a great place to start (although heavy on the romantic era):

I found that the lightbulb went off for me when I understood the forms (sonata, rondo, theme/variations, scherzo, etc.). Being able to recognize the themes in sonata form, for example, made me feel grounded in the piece. Without that understanding, I felt lost and didn't understand what the composer was doing.

u/speed_demon92 · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

The Raft of the Medusa

Not only because its a stunning piece of art, but it has some connotations to the event of being set adrift into an endless void, in the hope of finding aid. The sense of loss and madness, the yearning to live, the desire and power of the human spirit to survive in tumultuous circumstances. It's all there.

One album, well that would have to be THIS compilation of great pieces of classical music. No modern album could do our planet justice. Sure, there are more recent choices, but there's such a range of emotion and feelings you get from classical music, it would be a great place to start any new music collection for a world.

As for a book, I think a heavily, I'm talking HEAVILY edited and modernized rendition of the Old Testament would be the best. I'm not particularly religious, and I'd hate to think the words would divide people in the future as they have on Earth, but I think streamlining it and keeping it simple, and regarding it as a work of fiction would make for a really good story. At its root, there are tons of lessons about mankind, faith, and the human condition that can be gleaned from the Old Testament. Not to mention the influence that those stories have had upon cultures all over the world. I mean, think... the tree of life, creation, the deluge, exodus, the tower of Babel, David and Goliath.... Could you imagine a world without those lessons and metaphors in some form? Just keep those crazy sequels starring Jesus and Muhammad far away from me!

u/jeversol · 2 pointsr/classicalmusic

Oh, then you'll dig this: Edgar Meyer doing the Bach Unaccompanied Cello Suites on double bass. (mog link, couldn't find a youtube video that was any good)

u/Hidethegoodbiscuits · 2 pointsr/television
u/redmaxwell · 2 pointsr/stopdrinking

This is the [one.] (

I'm looking at the covers of these albums...and none of them are helpful...jeez... And there's more albums...but the music helped me at least.

u/SuperDuckQ · 2 pointsr/wargames

Good question! My new go-to background music is this collection I stumbled upon on Amazon. The 99 Darkest Pieces of Classical Music. It's appropriately dramatic and unobtrusive at the same time.

u/NeonGreenTiger · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Sir, you have impeccable taste! I found that we share this and this!

u/neotheism · 2 pointsr/funny

Folk Medley: Richard Tognetti it's on the soundtrack.

What is a Music Guy?

u/thelowedown · 2 pointsr/UIUC

I shuffle songs from these classical music collections:

The 99 Most Essential Masterpieces of the Classical Era

The 99 Darkest Pieces Of Classical Music

The 99 Most Essential Classical Pieces in Movies

u/Dcoil1 · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

When I was in high school, someone stole my CD wallet out of my car. It normally wouldn't be that dumb, except these are the CDs it contained:

u/mroceancoloredpants · 2 pointsr/classicalmusic

You're welcome! If any of those float your boat, maybe try also:

Mozart: Requiem, Schreier/Dresden

Beethoven: Violin Sonatas, Perlman/Ashkenazy

Schubert: Trout Quintet, Gilels/Amadeus Quartet

EDIT: Had a chance to really check out my library and would also add:

Berlioz: Requiem, Shaw/Atlanta(the Sanctus is stunning)

This CD of Steve Reich works

This set by the LaSalle Quartet, especially for the Schoenberg quartets

Louis Lortie's recording of Ravel's piano music

Chailly's recording of Mahler 4, primarily for the amazing pairing of Berg's 7 Early Songs

Cleveland Quartet doing Ravel and Debussy

Herreweghe conducting some Mozart wind music

This CD, especially for the Trois poemes de Mallarme, but it includes so much good music.

Lastly, this wonderful Gershwin collection.

u/NauticalInsanity · 1 pointr/DepthHub

Early 20th-century literature is awesome. Sadly there's almost nothing for us in the Romantic era for bassoons or almost any wind instrument. The whole Paganini-inspired virtuoso craze was awesome for pianists and violinists but composers had very little faith in wind instruments to keep up. The closest we have is the last piece Saint-Saëns wrote, this bassoon sonata.

The first unaccompanied piece for music, the Osbourne Rhapsody, is pretty fucking awesome.

If you want something more classical era, the Mozart bassoon concerto is famous, but what is really underplayed and awesome is the Weber Hungarian Fantasy.

If you like extremely modern, John Williams wrote a bassoon concerto, "The Five Sacred Trees".

For my favorite albums, Christopher Millard's "Melange" is awesome as well as his album of concerti. For something even more off the beaten path, Keesecker's "Bassoon Music of the Americas" is also a personal favorite.

If you want to know what I sounded like, I did in my senior recital Orselli's Divertimento on "Il Trovatore".

u/lafoma01 · 1 pointr/classicalmusic

for $5, this is a pretty good compilation. I don't agree with all their choices, but it's $5.

u/etor · 1 pointr/Music

you can hear all the baroque and classical music he plays recorded on the amazing album perpetual motion. i believe this album won a grammy award in the classical category.

u/iSnuggelz · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I picked up this album a while back and absolutely adore it! The London Philharmonic Orchestra's The Greatest Video Game Music

This album recreates the iconic scores of popular games such as Bioshock, Mass Effect, COD Modern Warfare 2, Legend of Zelda, Metal Gear Solid, Fallout, Halo, and Tetris (my favorite) in an orchestral setting.

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL and a must-have for any fan of vidya.

u/serpentcroissant · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

She is Love


Fav song lyrics

"Underneath the chilly gray November sky
We can make believe that Kennedy is still alive and
Were shooting for the moon and smiling Jackie's driving by."

From "tomorrow Wendy"

Thanks for the contest!

u/odd_affiliate_link · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Find a decent album with several composers and listen to it a few times. Then pick a few favorite pieces and look into the composer to learn more about them and hear more of their music.

Myself, I like Beethoven. Immortal Beloved was a pretty interesting film.

u/raddit-bot · 1 pointr/listentothis

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|name|Aaron Copland|
|about artist|Aaron Copland (November 11, 1900 in Brooklyn, New York, United States – December 2,1990) was an American composer of concert and film music. Instrumental in forging a uniquely American style of composition, he was widely known as "the dean of American composers." Copland's music achieved a difficult balance between modern music and American folk styles, and the open, slowly changing harmonies of many of his works are said to evoke the vast American landscape. He incorporated percussive orchestration, changing meter, polyrhythms, polychords and tone rows. ([more on]( Copland))|
|album|Fanfare for the Common Man / Rodeo / Appalachian Spring (Atlanta Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Louis Lane), released Jun 1990|
|track|Appalachian Spring|
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|similar|John Philip Sousa, Williams, Clarke, Strauss, Léo Delibes|
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u/inferenz · 1 pointr/rpg

György Ligeti - Lux Aeterna

His work has a lot of variety, so if that doesn't hit the mark try a few other pieces.

Also, Rachmaninov - The Isle of the Dead may fit that slightly unsettled mood.

You can probably find more in this bargain $6.99 download: The 99 Darkest Pieces Of Classical Music

u/douglasr007 · 1 pointr/Music

Or even this: click here

u/norotops · 1 pointr/ForeverAlone

Interstellar and Lord of the Rings. LOVE the Interstellar soundtrack.

Also not a soundtrack, but The 99 Darkest Pieces Of Classical Music is awesome.

u/Cyberhwk · 1 pointr/Music

This is a great purchase for John Williams fans. Lots of noobs tend to like Sibelius' Finlandia. Also try Smetana's The Moldau.

u/oblivion95 · 1 pointr/videos

That first Bach suite by Yo Yo Ma is also in the movie Master and Commander, "Prelude", mp3 #9 here. A local classical music DJ called that her favorite version, and I have to agree.

u/learnyouahaskell · 1 pointr/classicalmusic

I don't think I had ever heard banjo and classical guitar together, it was delightful (track 4 is one):

The mandolin combination on K. 213 has such a great feel. There are other very interesting combinations, with double bass (I think), marimba, violin and cello, etc.

u/DugTrain · 1 pointr/math

Here is a listing of who played what on the soundtrack:

I took the music from track #1: "The Far Side of the World", 6:00 - 9:20.

u/aniso · 1 pointr/classicalmusic

You might check out this collection by the X5 music group, you can find it here. It ranges across a pretty broad spectrum and it's a pretty nice collection for the price.

u/darthrevan · 1 pointr/masseffect

Invincible is seriously one of the best albums I own, period. People use the words "epic" and "awesome" too much, but that's one album where they actually apply.

u/Emrim · 1 pointr/videos

The London Philharmonic recently put together a video game music collection with that arrangement in it.

I really like the album, I bought it when it was 3 bucks. The Uncharted theme is simplistic, but emotional. The fact that angry birds was on there made me angry, but it wasn't a bad song. I audibly gasped when I recognized Mass Effect's Suicide Mission theme.

u/7riggerFinger · 1 pointr/GregorianChants

This is in fact from Psalm 56 (you might also see 57, the numbering varies) traditionally used as the Gradual on Ash Wednesday. What may have been throwing your search is that Psalm 50 (or 51) also starts with "Miserere mei, Deus" and is probably better known.

It sounds like the version in this video is taken from this album by Capella Gregoriana. There's a score on this page, plus some information about the other Miserere, specifically its most famous polyphonic setting by Gregorio Allegri.

u/Amauriel · 1 pointr/gaming

I guess there's even more than one? I saw VGO (Video Game Orchestra) at PAX East last year and they were stellar.

And maybe not dedicated, but a CD of game music by the London Philharmonic exists and is fairly decent. It's worth the cost just to hear the Angry Birds theme done by a full orchestra, and I'm not even a fan of that game. Amazon link here.

u/guestlogin · 1 pointr/videos
u/aphrodite-walking · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/zricks · 1 pointr/mattcolville

Conan the Barbarian (Basil Poledouris)
The Dark Crystal (Trevor Jones)
Clash of the Titans (Laurence Rosenthal)
Jeremy Soule's soundtracks for Guild Wars, especially the Guild Wars 2 soundtrack, are all great.
The Final Fantasy Tactics Advance and Tactics A2 Grimoire of the Rift soundtracks are pretty good, for general D&D play...
But then there's also some great classical music out there. Amazon sells a collection of "The 99 Darkest Pieces of Classical Music" for 6.99.

u/UnorthodoxGentleman · 1 pointr/classicalmusic

All of these are piano music, because that's what I perceive is played at salons.

Ravel: Jeux D'eau

Ravel: Pavane pour une Infante Defunte

Debussy: La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin

Satie: Trois Gymnopédies

Chopin: Many of his nocturnes (Check the comments for track listings)

Bach: Aria from the Goldberg Variations

These are all just off the top of my head. You can also check out this extraordinarily cheap album on Amazon filled with works deemed "relaxing" and pick and choose what you find suitable.

EDIT: formatting

u/qvindtar · 1 pointr/starcraft

Kinda cheesy, but this:
Plenty of decent tracks, good for the background, and a legit copy for $2. Also Tron soundtrack isn't bad.

u/Guyon · -1 pointsr/AskReddit

My favorite classical piece. If anyone feels like buying it (composed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and David Parry), get it in this massive dark classical bundle.