The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #90211   Message #1708130
Posted By: RangerSteve
01-Apr-06 - 08:15 AM
Thread Name: Classical music - what makes you listen?
Subject: RE: Classical music - what makes you listen?
Anything based on folk music, especially Dvorak's Slavonic Dances, Grieg's Norwegian Dances, etc.

Anything else by Dvorak. Anything by Louis Gottschalk. Obscure American composers from the 19th century. The "Caucasian Sketches" by someone whose name I'll probably spell wrong - Ipolitov-Ivanov (I think), Viennese-style waltzes, Coppelia - I think that's the spelling, it's a ballet by someone who I can't think of right now. The piece that Disney used in Fantasia with the hippos. Rossini overtures. Most ballet music (yeah, I'm a cop and I like ballet music. Wanna make something of it?). Baroque mandolin and guitar music. Aaron Copeland. Virgil Thompson. Gilbert and Sullivan.