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    Ya it's a huge span of music, but give me your suggestions on each, where does a n00b start off when it comes to Classical music? Orchestral? Opera? Hell while you're at it gimme some jazz suggestions too.

    edit: like i said i'm a n00b to this stuff (not total n00b lol), but when I say classical, I mean classical piano, classical violin, classical cello, whatever is in that "classical" region will do. I'm looking for pieces of music, like not 3 minute song type ones, but long musical pieces.

    All suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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    One of my favs is : Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater
    (opera)

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    You could watch Amadeus to get a bit more into the classical thing.
    There are lots of movies about jazz players
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    Jim Jarmusch makes me go to sleep.

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    Start by picking pieces that might be familiar to you and then explore the rest of that composer's work.

    As ever, "Carmina Burana" - By Carl Orff, Adagio for strings by Samuel Barbour (the "Platoon" Music), Debussy's "L'Apre-midi d'un faun".
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    Requiem by Mozart is the one off the top of my head if you're looking for long pieces.

    I'll have to look through my collection for other things....that's a really, really broad spectrum there.

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    if you into opera something to listen to or go watch is "phantom of the opera" i remember watching it way back when i was a kid, then watching it again when the movie came out in the past year, the music still makes me wanna sing along with it and play the piano. I use to know how to play and use to play it all day long, until i grew older and forgot, will probably learn it again sometime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MagicNakor View Post
    Requiem by Mozart is the one off the top of my head if you're looking for long pieces.

    I'll have to look through my collection for other things....that's a really, really broad spectrum there.

    Ya it is pretty broad dig through your collection! lemme know what you got for me

    thanks for suggestions, im downloading borrowing the music you guys listed rite now.

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    Listen to Classical Radio. That way you will find out what you like or dislike without incurring any costs.
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    Adagio For Strings in G Minor by Albinoni is one of my faves. Its 8 minutes long and was the music use din the final moving scene in Mel Gibson's movie Gallipoli.

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    I'm no connoisseur but here are some suggestions off the top of my head:

    Mozart : Symphony no. 40
    Mozart : The Marriage of Figaro (used in the motion picture The Shawshank Redemption)
    Rossini: Overture to William tell
    Brahms: Hungarian dance no. 5
    Bach: Gigue in G major
    Vivaldi : The Four seasons
    Tchaikovsky: Overture to the nutcracker.mp3

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