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Dawn
30-01-2010, 11:47 AM
Steven came home in the week and told me he would like to get a CD. I ordered it from Amazon and it duly arrived today. It's now playing.

Holst, The Planets by the London Symphony Orchestra. :mental:

Beccaberry
30-01-2010, 11:59 AM
Well done, Steven. That's good lego building music. :yes:

catrancher
30-01-2010, 01:20 PM
Excellent! :yes:

Now... on to:

Vivaldi
Bach
Mozart
Beethoven
Verdi
Brahms
Tchaikovsky
Rachmaninov (one of my personal favorites!)
Elgar
Puccini


And that's just for starters!

Tom (:macwave:... who wishes he'd started listening to these earlier in life!)

Dawn
30-01-2010, 01:30 PM
He's very excited about the fact that if he persists with his piano lessons he may be able to play some of these one day. :lol:

catrancher
30-01-2010, 01:42 PM
He's very excited about the fact that if he persists with his piano lessons he may be able to play some of these one day. :lol:

Hmmm... that's sorta why this one (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0013DDCJE/ref=dm_mu_dp_trk26) is one of my personal favorites! :yes:

But I certainly can't play it! Yet. :mental:

Tom (:macwave:... oh, yeah. Forgot Paganini!)

Tink
30-01-2010, 03:12 PM
Yes, yes, yes!!!

Liszt would be a good one. Chopin for the Minute Waltz, eh? :yes:

I'm mostly a baroque music lover, but do like Renaissance and some modern composers or performers (Yoyo Ma...).

Ease him into opera Mama... you'll be doing him a huge service. :yes: (Mama sang it to us! :eek: :lol: She's not much of a voice, but we had our intro, eh)? :D

Dawn
30-01-2010, 05:31 PM
And we're still listening to it. :unsure:

catrancher
30-01-2010, 06:02 PM
Another one I forgot to mention is Aaron Copland. Although he's an American composer and a bit more contemporary, I thoroughly enjoy his music.

His "Fanfare for the Common Man (http://lcweb2.loc.gov/natlib/ihas/service/patriotic/100010429/100010429.mp3)" is a wonderfully stirring piece!
And I don't know of anybody who can sit still during Copland's "Hoedown (http://www.amazon.com/Four-Dance-Episodes-Rodeo-Hoedown/dp/B001BK96VC/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1264874587&sr=8-4)" from his ballet "Rodeo" (sorry I couldn't find a completely free one for this).

Tom (:macwave:... eclectic at best!)

Johnie
30-01-2010, 08:15 PM
Good choice!