Whats yr take on Monteverdi?

[…] However, which works of classical music are worthy of our precious
time? What repertoire is considered the foundation of every classical
music library? For the beginning music appreciation student, the
endless choices might seem daunting. What follows is a recommended list
of the classical music giants and their most enlightening and ethereal
repertoire in which every business person MUST indulge at some point in their lives. […]

HBS Student Classical Repertoire List

Renaissance Period
MONTEVERDI, The Coronation of Poppea: Act III, Scene 7

Baroque Period
HANDEL, Messiah
BACH, Cantata No.8
HAYDN, Lord Nelson Mass

Classical Period
MOZART, Don Giovanni
MOZART, Symphony No.40 in G minor
BEETHOVEN, Piano Sonata in C minor, Op.13 (Pathetique)
BEETHOVEN, Symphony No.5 in C minor

Romantic Period
BERLIOZ, Symphonie Fantastique
BERLIOZ, La Damnation de Faust
MENDOLSSOHN, A Midsummer's Nights Dream
CHOPIN, Premiere Ballade in G minor
SCHUMANN, Piano Concerto in A minor
LISZT, Wild Hunt: Transcendental Etude No.8
RACHMANINOFF, Prelude in C-sharp minor, Op.3, No.2
GRIEG, Concerto in A minor, Op.54 (Norwegian Concerto)
WAGNER, Die Walkure: Act III, Finale
VERDI, La Traviata
TCHAIKOVSKY, The Nutcracker
DVORAK, Symphony No.9 in E minor (From the New World)

Contemporary Period
SKRYABIN, Piano Etude, Op.8, No.12

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2 replies on “Whats yr take on Monteverdi?”

Who compiled this list? It’s missing a few obvious choices… and two Berlioz, but no Brahms? And no Stravinsky or Shostakovitch? And why Nutcracker and not Swan Lake? And why, of all of Bach’s great output, choose puny little BWV 8? Surely the B-minor Mass, or St Matthew Passion?
See? That’s the trouble with lists… 😉

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This is a great list …and reminds me of my Mom’s classical collection that she used to BUMP!!! 

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