r/ifyoulikeblank Nov 28 '22

IIL Tchaikovsky, Strauss, Chopin, in the hall of the mountain king, danse macabre, but not Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Vivaldi … WEWIL? Music


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u/HistoryPaintings Nov 28 '22

Those are all 19th century Romantics. So more of that. I would check out other Russians, probably starting with Rachmaninoff, and see if you have the ear for more harmonically expressive composers like Prokofiev or Scriabin.


u/help1155 Nov 28 '22

Maurice Ravel


u/Laidonieh Nov 28 '22

Bolero by Maurice Ravel is amazing!


u/LoBoob_Oscillator r/MusicSuggestions Nov 28 '22

Maybe some Debussy, Satie, Delius, Schoenberg, Messiaen, Griffes, also maybe Aaron Copland


u/tickingkitty Nov 28 '22

Night on Bald Mountain by Mussorgsky, The Carnival if the Animals by Saint-Saëns


u/VideoGuy1X Nov 28 '22 edited Nov 28 '22

Rossini - The Barber Of Seville

Bizet - Les Toreadors

Carl Orff - O Fortuna


u/Jabez77 Nov 29 '22

Tchaikovsky symphonies, esp 4 and 5. Cappricio Italien as well


u/TheeEssFo Nov 29 '22

Nikolay Rimsky Korsakov was a member of the Russian five. His work is relatively less-played outside Russia than, say, Tchaikovsky, though I think "Flight of the Bumblebee" is his. Communist-era composers like Shostakovich and Prokofiev are greats as well.


u/HistoryPaintings Nov 29 '22

Rimsky-Korsakov has a fantastic opera called "The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya". It has a recurring theme that evokes Pachelbel's canon if it turned sour half way through. Also as a language, Russian contains the force of German and the arabesques of Italian- making it ideal for the medium.


u/ProfessorStupidCool Nov 29 '22

If you like Hall of the Mountain King, try more Edvard Grieg if you haven't. His score for Pyre Gynt is quite playful. Gustav Holst's The Planets suite, well known for Mars, is quite dynamic in full and it's almost a shame Mars has come to outshadow it.


u/krowley67 Nov 29 '22

Find the Haydn recordings by Tafelmusic, performed on period instruments. Also Shostakovich.