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How to start listening to Bach

“The Well-Tempered Clavier” is probably the most perfect piece in the history of music: two cycles of 24 preludes and fugues in all existing keys. The first Prelude in C major can be picked up on the piano by almost anyone, but then the cycle gradually becomes more and more difficult. And more interesting.

The Brandenburg Concerts are both a large-scale and compact cycle of six chapters from 10 to 20 minutes long. Six completely different concerts, united by purely Bach’s joy of life.

Sonatas and partitas for violin solo will prove to you that listening to a lonely violin for a long time is absolutely not boring. Bach is committed to full coverage of its capabilities. The pearl of the cycle is the famous Chaconne, which is sharper than that in the world.

According to legend, the variations of Goldberg were to serve as a sedative and hypnotic for a Russian diplomat who was tormented by insomnia. The pianist Johann Goldberg was supposed to play them in his bedroom before bedtime. Why not try to use this music for its intended purpose now?

How to start listening to Mozart
“Don Juan” is called opera opera, the main for all times and peoples. In no other great opera is there so beautiful a balance between the tragic and the comic, high and low, the will to live and the inevitability of death.

The well-known Turkish Rondo is not really an independent piece, but the final of Sonata for Piano No. 11, the other parts of which are no less exciting. As, actually, and other piano sonatas of Mozart, not to mention his own Fantasies.

The beginning of Symphony No. 40 can cause you involuntary irritation, as it is well known. Try to adjust your hearing as if you were hearing it for the first time, then as a reward you will receive equally beautiful, but not so battered parts of the work.

Sonata for violin and piano number 21 – the saddest music in the world.

How to start listening to Beethoven
Then you should go to the music of Ludwig van Beethoven, his Symphonies No. 5 and No. 7, first to find out what follows all the well-known “ta-da-da-dum”, the second – to discover the “unusual” Beethoven – light, bright and even fun. The brilliant second part of the Seventh is familiar even to listeners distant from the classics by processing the group Deep Purple.

The violin and orchestra concerto is one of the greatest violin orchestras. If you are bored in the middle, you will be rewarded in the final: he will give you such a beautiful and sad melody that it will be difficult to keep from tears.

Sonata for piano №14 – a symbol of unrequited love. Among the 32 piano sonatas of Beethoven, “Moonlight” may not be the best, but certainly the most famous; it was quoted by many from Shostakovich to The Beatles.

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