I LOVE classical music. I listen to this station every morning in my classroom when I prep (Confession - I hijacked an England post code to be able to do this - I keep waiting to feel guilt about it, but I don't.) But I also have many works that are on both computers, own multiple discs with great works on them, etc.
Over the last few months, I started a list of my favorite classical works. This was not a small project. When I first thought about uploading this list here, I realized it is so HUGE that if someone were to want to dabble in the classical realm, they would be completely overwhelmed. So I kicked in some of my OCD and organized the list in alphabetical order by composers last name. Not all the letters are equally represented, and I skipped the A's altogether (my favorites, remember? If you like some of the A's, make your own list).
So today, I present to you my favorite classical works written by composers with the last name of B. There are lots. Beethoven alone could have taken up a page, but I've tried to make it concise and easy to read/find/experience/criticize/whatever.
Concerto in D minor for two violins
Air on a G String
Toccata and Fugue
Cello Suite #1
Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor – Badinerie
Piano Concerto No. 1
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Adagio for Strings
The Damnation of Faust
Pearl Fisher’s Duet
Piano Concerto No. 1 & 2
Rhapsody in G minor
The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Violin Concerto No. 1
Concerto for Two Pianos & Orchestra
Symphonies (Love them all - favorites are 4, 5, 7 & 9)
Moonlight and Pathetique piano sonatas
Piano Concerto (Again, all are amazing - favorite is No. 5
As always, I would love to hear your favorites and if you think I left someone or something off the list that absolutely should be there.