Wednesday, January 23, 2013

2013 Listening

I had a friend who listened through his entire music collection alphabetically by artist. That's just plain crazy. But what isn't crazy wonka wonka is that my latest musical scheme for 2013. You see, I love classical large form music, hence my love of progressive rawk. It's not a snobby thing and I know it's not everyone's cuppa tea (which possibly means they just haven't found the flavor they like) but for me, it just kind of evens out my brain, even the crazy wild stuff. And yes, there's crazy wild stuff in "classical" music. But since I'm no longer in school with assignments to read chapter upon chapter I rarely have or take the time to listen to large-scale compositions.

In order to force myself to take the time to enjoy this music I love I'm going to listen to every symphony and symphonic poem I own in 2013. Yes, this even includes two dreadfully boring works (and it IS work to listen to them) by Sir Paul McCartney. I'll be tackling them in rough chronological order, going by the birth year of the composer.

And here is the list:

Symphony No. 94 - Hayden, Joseph
Symphony No. 96 - Hayden, Joseph
Symphony No. 40 in G Minor - Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Symphony No. 41 in C - Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Symphony #1 - Beethoven, Ludwig Van
Symphony #2 - Beethoven, Ludwig Van
Symphony #3 - Beethoven, Ludwig Van
Symphony #4 - Beethoven, Ludwig Van
Symphony #7 - Beethoven, Ludwig Van
Symphony #5 - Beethoven, Ludwig Van
Symphony #8 - Beethoven, Ludwig Van
Symphony #6 - Beethoven, Ludwig Van
Symphony #9 - Beethoven, Ludwig Van
Concerto in C for Piano, Violin, and Cello with Orchestra - Beethoven, Ludwig Van
Symphony No. 3 - Mendelssohn, Felix
Symphony No. 4 - Mendelssohn, Felix
Faust Symphony - Liszt, Franz
Dante Symphony - Liszt, Franz
Symphony in D Minor - Franck, Cesar
Variations Symphoniques - Franck, Cesar
Die Moldau - Smetana
Symphony No. 1 in C Minor - Brahms, Johannes
Symphony No. 2 in D Major - Brahms, Johannes
Symphony No. 3 in F Major - Brahms, Johannes
Symphony No. 4 in E Minor - Brahms, Johannes
Symphony No. 9 in C - Schubert
Symphony No. 3 with Organ - Saint-Saens, Camille
Symphony In C Major - Bizet, Georges
Symphony No. 4 in F Minor - Tchaikovsky, Peter Iiyich
Symphony No. 5 - Tchaikovsky, Peter Iiyich
Symphony No. 6 in B Minor - Tchaikovsky, Peter Iiyich
The Seasons - Tchaikovsky, Peter Iiyich
Symphony No. 6 - Dvorak, Antonin
Symphony No. 9 in E Minor - Dvorak, Antonin
The Noon Witch - Dvorak, Antonin
Symphony No. 2 - Rachmaninoff, Sergei
Symphony No. 3 in A minor - Rachmaninoff, Sergei
The Planets - Holst, Gustav
Symphonie Fantastique - Berloiz, Hector
A Symphony: New England Holidays - Ives, Charles
Symphony No. 1 - Ives, Charles
Symphony No. 2 - Ives, Charles
Symphony No. 3 - Ives, Charles
Symphony No. 4 - Ives, Charles
Chamber Symphony - Schoenberg, Arnold
Pictures at an Exhibition - Mussorgsky, Modeste
Symphony in E-flat - Stravinsky, Igor
Symphony in Three Movements - Stravinsky, Igor
Symphony in C - Stravinsky, Igor
Symphony of Psalms - Stravinsky, Igor
Song of the Nightingale - Stravinsky, Igor
Symphonies of Wind Instruments - Stravinsky, Igor
Symphony In C - Stravinsky, Igor
Symphony in Three Movements - Stravinsky, Igor
Symphony No. 1 D Major - Prokofiev, Sergei
Symphony No. 4 - Prokofiev, Sergei
Symphony No. 3 in C Minor - Prokofiev, Sergei
Symphony No. 4 - Prokofiev, Sergei
Symphony No. 2 in D minor - Prokofiev, Sergei
Symphony No. 6 in E flat Minor - Prokofiev, Sergei
Symphony No. 5 in B Flat Minor - Prokofiev, Sergei
Symphony No. 7 in C Sharp minor - Prokofiev, Sergei
Symphony Classique No. 1 - Prokofiev, Sergei
Simple Symphony - Britten, Benjamin
Symphony No. 2 - Shostakovich, Dmitri
Symphony No. 10 - Shostakovich, Dmitri
Chamber Symphony - Shostakovich, Dmitri
Chamber Symphony - Shostakovich, Dmitri
Symphony for Strings - Shostakovich, Dmitri
Also Sprach Zarathustra - Strauss, Richard
Symphony No. 5 - Shostakovich, Dmitri
Symphonic Variations - Lutoslawski, Witold
Symphony No. 9 - Shostakovich, Dmitri
Symphony No. 1 - Lutoslawski, Witold
Symphony No. 2 - Lutoslawski, Witold
Symphony No. 3 - Lutoslawski, Witold
Symphony No. 1 - Barber, Samuel
Symphony No. 4 - Piston, Walter
Symphony No. 2 - Piston, Walter
Symphony No. 6 - Piston, Walter
Phantasmata - Rouse, Christopher
Symphony No. 1 - Rouse, Christopher
Symphone No. 1 (Finale) - Herrmann, Bernard
Symphony No. 1 - Jackson, Joe
Working Classical - McCartney, Paul
Standing Stone - McCartney, Paul

1 comment:

Adam said...

I listened to my entire music collection from A to Z one year. It was fun!