Classical Music Pieces for the Curious Individual | LIFESTYLE

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Classical music pieces are perhaps the most complex and intricate works of music. Despite that, they’re not as popular as they were before. Here are some of my favorite classical music pieces for the curious individual.

10. Natalie Dessay’s Se Pieta

Se Pieta is wonderfully soft toned and beautifully accompanied by the orchestra. Natalie Dessay’s soft tenor is pleasant to the ears and a makes a perfect piece for a beginner listener.

9. Frederick Chopin’s Nocturne No.1 Op.9

Chopin’s Nocturnes are pieces of the night: melodious and replete with wonderful chords. There are several to pick from but this is by far my favorite for it’s twist at the latter half of the piece.

8. Mussorgsky’s The Great Gate of Kiev

A grand piece with intermittent stagnations of sounds.

7. Luciano Pavarotti’s Nessun Dorma

Perhaps the best rendition of Nessun Dorma I’ve heard.

6. Luciano Pavarotti’s Lippen Schweigen

Another beautiful piece from Luciano Pavarotti that has a wonderful melody.

5. Paganini’s The Devil’s Chuckle

Quickly paced and full of wonderful chords. A rather short piece that demands attention..

4.Gregorio Allegri’s Miserere Mei Deus

One of the best classical choral pieces composed by Gregorio Allegri. Soft and beautifully worded – the first time the Pope heard it, he banned it from being played out the Sistine Chapel.

3. Handel’s Messiah

Another intricate choral piece.

2. Tchaikovsky’s Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

Perfectly composed with an instrument that Tchaikovsky determined resembled the fall of drops of water.

1. Flower Duet from Lakme

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