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    New to the board. My name's RJ and I play guitar in a metal band.

    I love classical music but I need to find more good pieces.
    I like serious music mostly in minor tonality. I like anything virtuosic or really epic.

    I really enjoyed Paganini's Caprices. I am a huge Shostakovich fan: his cello concerto, string quartet No. 8, etc.
    I am particularly fond of Kodaly's cello sonata and I wish to find other pieces that really hit me like that one but I have yet to find any.

    Any suggestions?

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    Cello-music a bit similar to your taste:

    Kabalevsky: 2nd Cello Concerto, especially the Wallfisch recording on the Chandos label; the 1st Concerto is a gentle, lyrical work;
    Enescu: Cello Sonatas, the Arte Nova issue with Rudin is good.
    Myaskovsky: 2nd Cello Sonata, the Accent issue with Dientiels is the most dramatic
    Crumb: Cello Solo Sonata

    Some other works you might enjoy:

    Liszt: Totentanz
    Martinu: Double Concerto, try the 6th symphony later; it´s complicated, but fresh and gorgeous
    Honegger: Symphonies 2 & 3
    Prokofiev: Piano Concertos, the Krainev issue is among the best.
    Janacek: Taras Bulba, Sinfonietta
    Brahms: Piano concertos, Piano Quintet - and the 3rd Violin Sonata as a lyrical alternative.
    Last edited by joen_cph; Aug-08-2012 at 18:36.

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