Thought I'd go out on a limb and see if anyone likes classical music, around here. (: And if so, what pieces/composers are your favorites?
Gotta say that my favorites would be Carmina Burana by: Carl Orff, Picutres at an Exhibition by: Mussorgsky, The Salieri Variations by Beethoven, and Mozart's "Abduction at the Seraglio." I have a bunch of others, but it would be a long list. hah. :)
I don't know about classical so much. I like a lot of Orchestral stuff though, regardless of what period, among them; Philip Glass, Stravinsky, Bach, Handel, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, Holst... Favourite pieces would be Philip Glass's Glassworks, Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, Bach's Pieces for Harpsichord, Handel's Water Music, Debussy I dunno, Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet, and Holst's The Planets.
I'm really only beginning to explore this kind of music though.
I grew up on classical and I've been in the school band since third grade. I can now play several instruments as well.
I like a huge variety of pieces, most of which I don't know the names to because I heard them on the radio. But as far as more modern/movie style classical music John Williams and Hans Zimmer are my top two. My favorite performer is by far Yo Yo Ma.
I always loved.. Eric Whittacre I believe the name is. I'm too lazy to check but he writes beautiful pieces, simply georgous.
Some of my fvorite pieces are
Pilatus, Mountain of Dragons
Suite for Solo Cello in Eb by Bach
Second Suite in F
First Suite in Eb
Hallelujah Chorus is extremely fun to play on Bass Clarinet
There are several other but those are my top few.
I like just about every composer I hear, there are very few I really don't care for and, in fact, I can't recall any of their names at the moment.