Tuesday, May 01, 2007

My Top Ten Classical Music

Anne-Sophie Mutter
1. Brahms Violin Concerto
2. Sibelius Symphony No. 5
3. Elgar Cello Concerto
4. Beethoven Symphony No. 3
5. Shostakovitch Symphony No. 5
6. Bruckner Symphony No. 7
7. Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2
8. Mahler Symphony No. 4
9. Nielsen Symphony No. 4
10. Haydn Cello Concerto No. 1


Jonathan Hunt said...

this is boring. we want the monkey.

Guy Davies said...

I hate that stupid monkey! Someone left a comment on his site pleading for more posts and now you! Aggggggg! ;-)

Paul Buckley said...

Now you have to tell us your favorite recordings of these pieces. Please.

Guy Davies said...


I haven't got several versions of the pieces a listed, so I'd just be giving you the recordings I have in my collection. I suppose I could update the post to include conductor/soloist/record label. I'll try to do that later.

Anonymous said...

No Mozart???? No Johann Michael Haydn? No JC Bach??? And to think, I used to really like you...

Guy Davies said...


I do like Mozart. I'm not so familiar with the other two you mentioned. I could have given Mehndelsson & Handel a mention too as well as Vaughn Williams & Schubert. But that would men exceeding the "Top 10" format.

Alan said...

No Baroque. Interesting.

Gary Brady said...

I was thinking of doing such a list the other week when callic Fm produced a list but classcial music is too large a category I fear. Eg This is all orchestral pieces isn't it. What about piano, etc. No Mozart or Bach is odd too.

Guy Davies said...

I like my classical music to be big and powerful, which is why I'm more drawn to Romantics than Classics. Mozart would make my top 20, as would Bach and some of Schubert's chamber music. But it's my list. I'm not trying to be objective and these are my 10 favourite pieces right now. If you don't like it, do your own lists! ;-)