As I compiled this list in my head, I found that I couldn’t possibly put them in order. It was difficult enough picking just ten of my favourites. I have ignored opera and choral pieces for this list; I’ll do them another time. Heaven forbid including them all – you would probably be reading ‘Fifty Best Classical Pieces Of All Time.’ Don’t expect expert or professional commentaries. I just listen to some classical, I am clueless about musical composition.
So here are ten of my favourite pieces, in no possible order:
Symphony #7 – 2nd Movement – Allegretto by Ludwig Van Beethoven
Beethoven probably has the most famous Symphonies under his belt, (I’m thinking of his fifth and ninth here, of which I want to bash the fifth to death with a cricket bat) but this is my favourite, and the 2nd Movement from his 7th is dark, broody, mysterious and melancholic but with dashes of light and hope seeping through. I might be using the adjective ‘beautiful’ a few too many time during this list, but I’m going to first use it here. Me love.