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I recently discovered multichannel music and have a decent system to enjoy it with.


Ive always enjoyed certain types of classical music, but I really dont know the first thing about it.


Can anyone suggest some composers or certain works that are strong and agressive... I really enjoy anything that is heavy with strings woodwins and percussion, more so than the brass heavy peices. I dont particularly like the "marching band" type of music.


Strong strings, percussions and alot of strong "powerful" stuff is what Im looking for.


Thanks!
 

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Thanks for pointing me to a similar thread. Although, I havent found another thread that has enough "newbie" information in it...


Maybe I am posting this in the wrong forum, but I value the opinions of audiophiles, and it seems alot of members on this multichannel music section know alot about classical music.


I remember a few years ago I was looking for some classical music and I read somewhere (probably online) that there is a rule of thumb when it came to Beethovens symphonies. Something about the odd number ones were usually the ones with "teeth", or they were just a little bit "darker".. Is there any truth in that?


I guess I was hoping for someone to point me in the right direction as to a few composers I may be interested in based on what I was looking for.


I know there is a lifetime of information out there to be learned about it, and I am very interested in learning more. But, to be honest, I just dont have the time or energy to put into it right now. So I thought Id take the easy way out and ask the experts.


If I can get an idea of which composers to look for, I can then see if I can find any that are available on SACD.


I hope you all dont mind. Thanks for the info, and I will continue searching the forums as much as I can.
 

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Amazon has track samples on most discs, and MP3 albums available on many of them also. Easy enough to take them for a test drive.
 

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Originally Posted by doozer12 /forum/post/18179951


I recently discovered multichannel music and have a decent system to enjoy it with.


Ive always enjoyed certain types of classical music, but I really dont know the first thing about it.


Can anyone suggest some composers or certain works that are strong and agressive... I really enjoy anything that is heavy with strings woodwins and percussion, more so than the brass heavy peices. I dont particularly like the "marching band" type of music.


Strong strings, percussions and alot of strong "powerful" stuff is what Im looking for.


Thanks!

does your player play dvd-a's? if so, aix records has some very good quality recordings. i have the stravinsky/firebird disc and it's very good. it also has ravel's bolero on it. they have many classical selections.
 

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does your player play dvd-a's? if so, aix records has some very good quality recordings. i have the stravinsky/firebird disc and it's very good. it also has ravel's bolero on it. they have many classical selections.

Many? I guess it depends on how you count to 15.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions.


Wagner is a good choice.. I forgot I use to have the Ring on CD a few years ago.. cant seem to find it now for some reason. I will look for it on SACD or even DVD-A.


And yes, I can play DVD-A discs as well. I was looking in Newbury Comics the other day and found a couple of SACD's so I picked them up. Im listening to the Telarc Classical Sampler 2 at the moment. Not bad, a couple of nice recordings on there.


They seem to have quite a few selections of SACD's in the classical section as well as the Jazz.. Didnt see any Wagner on SACD though.


Ill look for the Stravinski disc online as well.


On a side note, I did happen to find a SACD of LAGQ. If you like guitar, its a must have. Very nice sounding mix. (Multichannel)
 

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Check out Shostakovich and Stravinsky.
 

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Wagner is a good choice.. I forgot I use to have the Ring on CD a few years ago.. cant seem to find it now for some reason. I will look for it on SACD or even DVD-A.

There are 2 Rings on SACD (Melba Records and etCetera Recordings) in addition to the Esoteric Edition of the Solti/Decca but there are several new ones coming out on BluRay.
 

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Originally Posted by doozer12 /forum/post/18179951


I recently discovered multichannel music and have a decent system to enjoy it with.

Ive always enjoyed certain types of classical music, but I really dont know the first thing about it.


Can anyone suggest some composers or certain works that are strong and agressive... I really enjoy anything that is heavy with strings woodwins and percussion, more so than the brass heavy peices. I dont particularly like the "marching band" type of music.


Strong strings, percussions and alot of strong "powerful" stuff is what Im looking for.


Thanks!

Head to local libraries. You can borrow recordings (obviously not SACD, though some have a few) but at least you'll grow to what interests you and not waste money to do so.


And I'm sure they will have books on classical music that you can browse and borrow as well.
 
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