Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 47 Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1134 times:
Palestrina (both Renaissance and Baroque-style music)
Of course as a flutist I had to play quite a few works by Bach and Telemann.
PS I was completely obsessed with the Canon in D for several years and snapped up every recording and variation I could get. The Paillard Chamber Orchestra was probably my favorite. Now those cassettes simply gather dust, and it's hard to impress me with all but the most simple (3 violins and a bass) and perfectly executed performance.
Peterpuck From Canada, joined Jun 2004, 318 posts, RR: 2 Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1130 times:
You are absolutely right Flybyguy! Bach's Toccata and Fugue is my favourite! Have a listen to Clarke's Trumpet Voluntary too, one of the English composers of the time. Tchaikovsky also tops my list, although he was from a different era.
SmithAir747 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1610 posts, RR: 31 Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1090 times:
I am a pianist with 20 years' playing experience. Among the styles I play are Baroque, classical, and various other styles up to jazz and Gershwin styles.
Among my most favourite, most moving music to play on the piano is Baroque.
I especially love Pachelbel's Canon in D. I also enjoy playing Vivaldi's Gloria in Excelsis. I have recently found very good piano arrangements on sheet music, so they have become valuable parts of my ever-expanding piano repertoire (and I have had the opportunity to perform some of the old Baroque and classical music for my friends, small gatherings, as well as solos for church services).
A future goal of mine is to make a series of recordings of my piano music, and would like to include my Baroque playing in one of them.
Does anyone else play Baroque piano? Please share your thoughts as Baroque pianists!
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