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Music Listening List For General Listeners

Recommended music selections by
violinist Ray Dotoratos and pianist Gary Hammond

Have you ever been confused in selecting good music for listening?  To help you choose, we made the following list by types of emotions or moods.  Please be free to feel your own emotions from the music.  (note:  Please check back regularly, we periodically add new lists.)


RELAXING
Beethoven: Fur Elise in A Minor
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
      (Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faun)
Mozart: Concerto for Flute and Harp
      in C Major, K. 299
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23
      in A Major, K. 488
Ravel: Bolero
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves

MUSIC WITH A THEME
(or called "Program Music")
Gershwin: An American in Paris
Moussorgsky-Ravel: Pictures At An Exhibition
Mysterious
Vaughan-Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by
      Thomas Tallis
Imaginary / Dreamy
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade,
      Symphonic Suite, Op. 35

COMICAL

Mozart: A Musical Joke (Ein Musikalischer
      Spass, K. 522)


HAPPY / UPLIFTING
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major
Hummel: Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major
Mozart: Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K. 201
Strauss: The Blue Danube Waltz
Vivaldi: Concerto in G Major for 2 Mandolins

EXCITING
Bach: Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4
      in G Major, Op.58
Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4
      in A Major, Op. 90 "Italian"
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1
      in B-flat Minor, Op.23

POWERFUL
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3
      in E-flat Major, Op. 55 "Eroica"

SAD / SERIOUS
Bach: Concerto in D Minor for 2 Violins
Barber: Adagio for Strings (originally second
      movement from String Quartet, Op. 11)
Chopin: Nocturne in B-flat Minor, Op. 9, No. 1
Mozart: Symphony No. 25 in G Minor, K. 183
      (used in the movie "Amadeus")

PASTORAL
Copland: Appalachian Spring

AMERICANA
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from
       "West Side Story"

ROMANTIC
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of
       Paganini, Op. 43 for Piano & Orchestra
Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen from Gypsy Airs

 

 

Ray Dotoratos and Gary Hammond

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