You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

What are your favorite obscure works? [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » DU Groups » Arts & Entertainment » Classical Music Group Donate to DU
demzilla Donating Member (300 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-27-04 11:26 PM
Original message
What are your favorite obscure works?
Advertisements [?]
One of the great pleasures of classical music is stumbling across a little-known gem, often by a famous composer, and realizing that you like it as much or more than most of his well-known stuff. Here's a list of some of these pieces that I have found -- perhaps not always technically the composer's best - some of these are indeed guilty pleasures -- but infectious nonetheless:

1. Dvorak Symphony No. 6. Plenty of zip, distinctively Dvorak.
2. Bruch Concerto for Two Pianos (the Vox Berkofsky/Hagan version -- the Lebeque sisters suck). Bruch is usually pretty boring, but I like this piece.
3. Mendelssohn Symphony No. 2 "Lobgesang" (choral). The main theme will lodge itself in your brain. Dum-dum-dee-dum-dum-dum, dum-dum-dee-dum . . .
4. Raff (usually long-winded and dull) Symphony No. 3 "Im Walde" You might be tempted to laugh once in a while, but that's part of the Raff experience.

I'm sure I'll come up with a few more later, but this is a start.
Refresh | 0 Recommendations Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
  -What are your favorite obscure works? demzilla  Dec-27-04 11:26 PM   #0 
  - That's easy with opera...  Princess Turandot   Dec-28-04 12:47 AM   #1 
  - There are some lovely lesser-known Rossini operas too ...  non sociopath skin   Jan-04-05 03:53 AM   #6 
  - Here are a few  ironflange   Dec-28-04 10:45 PM   #2 
  - Beethoven's Choral Fantasy  demzilla   Jan-01-05 03:58 PM   #4 
     - self delete  are_we_united_yet   Aug-14-05 01:05 AM   #22 
  - Pachelbel's Canon  curse10   Dec-29-04 08:07 PM   #3 
  - Hmmmmm......I don't think I've ever heard that.  FuzzySlippers   Jan-18-05 11:24 PM   #13 
  - I don't!!! I don't!!!!!!!!!!  regnaD kciN   Mar-31-05 11:51 PM   #18 
     - Fancy finding you here, as I'm poking around.  Mira   Oct-11-09 09:42 PM   #33 
  - Kronos Quartet  demnan   Jan-03-05 12:47 PM   #5 
  - I adore Dreams and Prayers  MuseRider   Jan-06-05 10:44 PM   #9 
  - Schnittke, Rautavaara, Lutoslawski  Fleurs du Mal   Jan-06-05 11:55 AM   #7 
  - Woohoo! Another Schnittke fan! I thought I was the only one...  0rganism   Feb-07-05 06:45 PM   #14 
     - Schnittke is very good  Fleurs du Mal   Feb-09-05 05:11 PM   #15 
        - No, I like Schnittke, too  Lydia Leftcoast   Feb-10-05 10:38 AM   #16 
  - Schulhoff, Concertino for flute, viola and bass  curse10   Jan-06-05 12:10 PM   #8 
  - I have the music for the Telemann Fantasias.  FuzzySlippers   Jan-18-05 11:22 PM   #12 
  - I don't know how obscure  MuseRider   Jan-06-05 10:57 PM   #10 
  - Mmmmm.. I love everything by Part. Beautiful stuff!  Rabrrrrrr   Dec-28-07 08:30 AM   #25 
  - Macrokosmos  TrogL   Jan-17-05 03:59 PM   #11 
  - And his Ancient Voices of Children. And Black Angels.  Rabrrrrrr   Dec-28-07 08:32 AM   #26 
  - Heinichen, Johann David (1683-1729) Dresden Concerti  Mr. McD   Mar-22-05 12:46 PM   #17 
  - Those are especially enjoyable works...  regnaD kciN   Mar-31-05 11:55 PM   #19 
  - Georges Bizet, L'Arlsienne Suites #1 & 2  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   May-18-05 05:07 AM   #20 
  - Perhaps not that obscure, but...  La Coliniere   May-22-05 12:03 AM   #21 
  - Martinu's Concerto for piano, two string orchestra's and timpani  are_we_united_yet   Aug-14-05 01:05 AM   #23 
  - 2  Turbineguy   Nov-21-07 01:35 PM   #24 
  - Well Beethoven's 2-2 (2nd mvt. of 2nd symphony) is pretty good  Karl_Bonner_1982   Sep-04-08 11:56 AM   #27 
  - I also like Beethoven's 2nd and 4th symphonies  MikeH   Sep-13-08 01:26 AM   #28 
  - "Alleluia" by Fransesco DiMajo 1483  norepubsin08   Oct-27-08 08:31 PM   #29 
  - Britten's "Rejoice in the Lamb"  dickthegrouch   Nov-28-08 04:15 PM   #30 
  - I've just added a new fave to my "obscure" list...  GoddessOfGuinness   Apr-10-09 03:34 PM   #31 
  - Beethoven, 21st Piano Sonata, Op. 53, in C Major, Waldstein.  david13   Sep-01-09 07:59 PM   #32 

Home » Discuss » DU Groups » Arts & Entertainment » Classical Music Group Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC