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Ten Best Classical Pieces Of All Time

Posted in Classical, Erik Satie, Henryk Gorecki, Johann Pachelbel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Katherine Jenkins, Lists, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Music, Personal Musings, Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with tags , , , , , , , , on 3 January, 2009 by Nicola

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. 
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