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post #16 of 22
If you want powerful music you can try The Planets Suite, by Holst. The Royal Philharmonic Collection CD has amazing sound quality and is very cheap.

Of course Holst isn't Mozart.

For a Mozer beginner, I'd definitely recommend flute & harp concertos, clarinet concerto/oboe concertos, and of course,
Don Giovanni and The Magic Flute, for a start.


Also, if you're starting with classical, there are 2 excellent suggestions:

1) David Pogue's "Classical Music for Dummies" and "Opera For Dummies". Pogue's sense of humour is amazing, and you can learn. Both CDs come with a CD that includes extracts of excellent versions, including an excellent Piano&Orchestra Concert 22 movement by Mozart.
2) Go to a good live opera in a good opera house with good acoustics. That was the thing that got me hooked on classical/opera. The sound quality was excellent... "whoa, I had no idea this was so good".
post #17 of 22
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Originally posted by Phlosopher
However, I don't buy into the whole "classical music for dummies" thing

Actually, the book by that name is one of the best products I ever saw for classical/opera haters.
Pogue is some sort of Seinfeld. The man can be hilarious, and the CD contains great music.
Well, I love it for the jokes, but I still learned a few things.
post #18 of 22
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Originally posted by Deuce_Bigalow
Do mozarts cd's have good recording quality considering how long ago he made his music?
Some are pretty good. He probably had a digital recorder and a nice home-made studio in his bedroom.
post #19 of 22
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Pogue is some sort of Seinfeld. The man can be hilarious, and the CD contains great music.
I actually know David. Great guy, very friendly, and a wonderful writer. He also writes books on Palm handhelds, Mac OS, Windows, and just about any other area where his sense of humor and informative writing style are useful
post #20 of 22
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Originally posted by MacDEF


I actually know David. Great guy, very friendly, and a wonderful writer. He also writes books on Palm handhelds, Mac OS, Windows, and just about any other area where his sense of humor and informative writing style are useful
You have to ask him if he's planning any other book on music, with that style. I'd definitely buy it.

I emailed him a fix about a mistake in the listing of composers of the CD, and he said something like "Good grief, how embarassing, I will correct that right now". Aha.
post #21 of 22
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Haha Beowulf, I realize now how stupid my question sounded. I didn't actually mean I thought he recorded his own music. That was a funny joke though.
post #22 of 22
I got hooked on Mozart by Vesperae de Dominica and Vesperae solennes de confessore. Just wait Deuce, you'll start liking opera as well .

Oh yeah... 100th post, hells yeah, barbaric grunting, etc.
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