I mean, the title kinda says it all lol. I already have 1812 Overture, O Fortuna, and Ride of the Valkyries because those are must-haves, but what are some classical musics others recommend?
The big three - Mozart, Beethoven and Bach (Haydn is in here too but not generally as one of the Big Three)
Holst - The Planets
Claude Debussy: Nocturnes - Clouds (actually the whole Nocturnes is great)
Almost anything from Ravel
With those you should be able to find some great stuff through youtubes recommended vids
i'd recommend a contemporary classical musician called Ezio Bosso
I am partial to The Four Seasons by Vivaldi.
I'll also echo the suggestion for Holst. Mars, the Bringer of War is one of my all time favorite hype songs.
Edvard Grieg - Peer Gynt
Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet Suite 3 No. 6 - The Death of Juliet
Great suggestions in this thread. I would add Johann Strauss II and the Radetzky March by his father Johann Strauss. I especially like hearing a live version of the march because of the audience clapping along.
I really like hearing some opera tracks from the 3 tenors as well as
I'll second Drumurboy's recommendation of Debussy.
Also some of my own suggesions are:
I could recommend a ton more but I should really get back to work .
---- Sorry for the video dump, but I still feel like just this is only scratching the surface ----
Bach Moonlight Sonata (If you haven't heard this yet, it's a classical staple, and you must)
Chopin Ballade No. 1
Chopin's Nocturnes by Daniel Barenboim here (If there's a MUST listen, it's the 2nd to last song, No. 20 in C# Minor) Check out all Barenboim's other performances. Great stuff)
Bach Cello Suite No. 5; Prelude (EVERYONE knows Cello Suite No. 1 - but this one is criminally under appreciated)
Beethoven Sonata No. 8 Op. 13 (Pathetique) (Speaking of Barenboim - here's some classic Bach performed masterfully)
Schubert String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor
Wagner Der Ring Des Nibelungen (I direct your attention to around the 52 minute mark - Siegfried's death and funeral music. Drumurboy nailed it with the Gotterdämmerung. Love the Wagner Tuba)
Chopin Fantasie Impromptu
Hi, sorry for intruding, i´m by no means a big divulger of classical music but I have a kind of twisted love for classical music, it takes me to an emotional rollercoaster that I sometimes must experience, classical music brings me to that philosophical plane where deeper feelings has been transformed to sound.
I´m fond of the use of classical music in impactful scenes in movies.
Claude Debussy: Clair De lune is famous and alot of people know it from the movies but beyond that, it´s one of my favourite when im feeling down and listening to it gives me hope.
This is lazy by me but there´s a compilation of great classical music used in movies:
Hans Zimmer - The Classics
Since you have the 1812 overture maybe you would like some other Tchaikovsky music? Like the Nutcracker suite.