Anyone have a favorite symphony?

MAJ Badmotherfarker

is drinking a beer.
Oct 11, 2008
8,461
211
63
Washington D.C.
As far as complete symphonies go, Beethoven's 9th is my favorite. I listened to it pretty much every night while studying during my first year of college chemistry. Bach's "Jesus, joy of man's delight" is probably my single favorite composition.
 
  • Like
Reactions: semipenguin

Aaron

Moderator
Oct 10, 2008
12,652
7,392
168
South Louisiana
I don't listen to enough classical music to even name a complete symphony, much less pick a favorite. But I have some favorite compositions...

"Ode to Joy" - Beethoven
"Toreador" - Bizet
"Fur Elise" - Beethoven
"Canon in D" - Pachelbel ?
+ all the songs in the Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky.

:)
 

MAJ Badmotherfarker

is drinking a beer.
Oct 11, 2008
8,461
211
63
Washington D.C.
I don't listen to enough classical music to even name a complete symphony, much less pick a favorite. But I have some favorite compositions...

"Ode to Joy" - Beethoven
"Toreador" - Bizet
"Fur Elise" - Beethoven
"Canon in D" - Pachelbel ?
+ all the songs in the Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky.

:)
Ode to Joy is in the 9th symphony.
 

semipenguin

Cheeseburger Connoisseur
Oct 11, 2008
24,569
8,768
168
50
As far as complete symphonies go, Beethoven's 9th is my favorite. I listened to it pretty much every night while studying during my first year of college chemistry. Bach's "Jesus, joy of man's delight" is probably my single favorite composition.
Beethovan's 9th is the best...:D

I like Strauss' Blue Danube, but they say that's a waltz...:(

:)
 

memebag

Top Brass, ADVP
Oct 11, 2008
17,407
5,814
168
Lake Huntzing
I love Bach's organ works. You know why he had so many kids?

(... beat ...)

His organ had no stops.

I love Strauss's "Til Eulenspiegel" and just about anything by Satie.
 

BearStar

New Member
Dec 13, 2008
1
0
1
Washington state
Mahler's Second

Especially for you Beethoven 9 fans, if you want to stretch your ears a little but want to stay close to what you know you love...try Mahler's Second. It is a truly beautiful piece that never fails to reach me (especially the Fourth Movement).