Classical music is an old music genre, however not the oldest. It appeared on 1750 to 1820. That is considered the classical music period, however, classical music is still made today, just like any other music genre. Some say that people either adore or completely dislike classical music, there is no-one in between, but I’m not sure if I can agree to this. The sure thing is, I adore it.

My personal experience with classical music started when I first started learning how to play the piano at the age of 9. At the time, I would only practice the songs my teacher made me practice and I would only listen to the songs my teacher made me play. Classical music wasn’t one of my favorite music genres.Piano

To be honest, I hadn’t understood the magic of classical music. I was only practicing melodies that didn’t inspire me, as a result I quit my piano lessons when I was 14. After a couple of years though, after changing my relationship with music completely, I came back to the piano playing. I practiced by myself, playing the songs I wanted to play and at that point I realized that classical music was fum.

To this day, I keep on listening to classical music with the same passion. I still have a long way to go and I need to explore it more, but my love for it never changed.

So, I want to recommend you some classical music songs, the songs that I love to listen to and the ones that inspire me to this day.

1. Alla Turca –

Wolfgang Amadeus MozartClassical Music Piano Sheet

I have a special connection to this song, that’s why i put it first on the list. It is one of my personal favorites because my mother used to play it on the piano for me when I was little. If you give it a listen, you might find out that you are familiar with the melody. I wouldn’t say that it is very well – known though.

It is very fast and catchy, when I started practicing this song I didn’t have a teacher around, and the process of learning was extremely difficult. My love for it, though, didn’t let me quit. The fact that it was composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart makes the song even better.

2. Moonlight Sonata –

Ludwig van Beethoven

This musical masterpiece has the ability to travel the listener to various places. I just love that it is peaceful and it can be helpful to relax. The moment I first listened to it I just knew it wouldn’t get out of my head afterwards.

A friend recommended this song to me, because she knew I am into classical music. It is very well-known, that’s how she found it, by I hadn’t heard of it at the time because I was a beginner when it came to classical music. If you know a lot about classical music you definitely have heard of it, but if you are not familiar with it you should give it a listen. Highly recommended!

3. Summertime – George GershwinPiano Player

And I know that some of you may point out that this song doesn’t belong in the classical music era, between 1750 – 1820, and that is actually true. Even though Gershwin can not be considered a classical music artist, this song is one of my top favorites when it comes to classical music.

It is very carefully made and one needs to pay close attention in order to truly appreciate Gershwin’s work. I believe everyone should give this song the attention it deserves. I don’t know if you are familiar with this particular song, but it actually took me years of being into classical music to find it. I recommend it to anyone who is not placing themselves to the limits of 1750 – 1820 classical music era and wants to try something new. You won’t be disappointed.

4. Revolutionary Etude (Op. 10 No. 12) –

Frédéric

Chopin

I found that this song exists really recently, when I was watching a movie with a friend. I was immediately captured by it. Something made me want to listen to it over and over (and that’s what happened at some point). It is a very dynamic song which causes a variety of feelings to the listener.

After listening to so much classical music “Revolutionary Etude” was what I needed. I fell in love with it and I can always listen to it without feeling boredom. I want to start practicing it on the piano, but I’m not sure if I have the skills yet. I highly recommend it!

5. Clair de Lunne –

Claude

Debussy

Orchestra

You have definitely heard this song at least once in your life. It is one of my favorites and it is very famous as well. It is a mixture of happiness and sadness in a song and I just love this combination. A friend recommended this to me too!

This song is also popular to the public I believe. Many people I know are familiar with it, so it is generally easy to love.

Do you have any recommendations yourself?

I understand that if you are new to classical music you probably don’t know many songs. You may be familiar with the songs I’ve written about here because I have picked some of the most classic classical songs of all time. The fact that they are not only from 1750 – 1820 shouldn’t concern you. All of them are still great songs and they deserve a chance by you. Trust me, you will love them all!

If you agree, disagree or simply want to add something on what I previously mentioned, please leave a comment down below and I will get back at you, first chance that I get.

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