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5 Pieces of Classical Music Everyone Should Know


Most people appreciate music, whether they are modern or classic. However, are you more of the latter type? People that are aware or familiar with the classical music in any genre is one factor of a person’s cultural awareness. If you are to talk about country music, there’s the Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash. Jazz would be “Round Midnight” by Thelonious Monk. One of the greatest pop music of all time is “Billy Jean” by Michael Jackson.

Classical music is actually quite a challenge to crack, since not only is the music has quite a bit of history, but it is because lovers of classical music almost belong to exclusive clubs, sharing around terms that only they would understand such as von Karajan, singspiel and partita.


For those who are really curious, it can be quite a challenge to skip on the mysterious, but being here means you want to learn more. Avoid being the person that says their favorite classical music piece is “Phantom of the Opera”.

Here are 5 of the best classical music pieces that you should learn more about.

Johann Sebastian Bach Suite No. 1 in G major for unaccompanied cello, BWV 1007

Everyone interested in learning classical music must first hear one work by Bach as he is considered as one of the greatest composers in the history of music. His Suite No. 1 for unaccompanied cello is 15-minute long that introduces to everything that makes Bach and his music truly amazing.

Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67

This music’s opening theme has become a cliche for pop culture that signifies things getting real. According to the biographer of Beethoven, he described it as something how destiny has knocked on your door.

Franz Schubert’s ‘Du bist die, Ruh,’ D. 776

Accompanists and singers sometimes say that a song recital is considered the purest form of expressing music. Art song is actually offering musical drama without any of the packagings. This was according to the collaborative pianist named Erika Switzer. This actually suits various moments in life wherein your cave for the unadulterated and raw musical communication. The art song is linked to opera to what Adele is when linked to Madonna.

Johannes Brahms’ Piano Quartet No. 1, Op. 25

There are times when chamber music gets a bad reputation. It doesn’t possess that sheer power like the orchestral music does, nor does it have the narrative aid of its lyrics or even is there a conductor that possess a charisma in order to offer it with personality. Some even say it is boring, but it is not.

Chamber music by Brahms, especially his piano pieces, have great momentum and tunes that will surely make you move out of your seat.

Frederic Chopin’s Nocturne in B-flat minor, Op. 9, No. 1

Majority of experts agree that Chopin was the piano’s poet. One of the world’s prime Chopin pianists says that there is no composer who can write better for such an instrument. Chopin creates such beautiful and singing melodies.

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