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I love the New world Symphony as well. I played the violin part in the amateur orchestre. I think my favorite is Sibelius violin concerto.
Generally, I tend to like classical pieces that serve as a good soundtrack (for something I enjoy doing).

This isn't my favourite, but here's one I like:

Dvorak - New World Symphony (4th movement)
 

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Vivaldi - Four Seasons - complete
I love Chopin´s Nocturnes
I love Beethoven´s Moonlight Sonata
I love Smetana´s - My Fatherland

I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS PASSAGE starting at 7:30, the gradation is just brilliant, I LOVE IT

I like many many more Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Dvorak, Rachmaninov....... There is also a huge area I havent discovered yet I am sure and if I dig into it I will find some brilliant pieces.
 

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No reason why they shouldn't be. They're so damned amazing! Chopin is most of the reason I started writing music and, as an extension, playing piano. I've always wanted so bad to be able to play some of his music... I estimate I have about twenty years of practice ahead of me before I can play the ones I have in mind.
 

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Ligeti

Beethoven

Prokofiev

Bartok

What comes to mind

Chopin - Nocturnes/Piano Concerto 2/Waltzes
Prokofiev - Piano Concerto 2,3,5/ Love for the three oranges/ Romeo and Julia/ Cindarella/ Scythian Suite/ Alexander Nevsky/ Symphony 1,3,5/
Mozart - Requiem/20.Piano Concerto/Missa Brevis D-minor/ Grand Mass in C-minor
Beethoven - Symphony 5,6,7,9/ Piano Sonata 1,5,8,14,21,23,28,32/ Piano Concerto 3,4,5/ Kreutzer Sonata/
Rautavaara - Cantus Articus
Bruckner - Te Deum
Händel - Israel in Egypt/Coronation Anthems
Mendelsohn - Midnights Summer Dream/ Hebrides Ouverture/ Symphony 3,4/ Octet in E-flat
Khachaturian - Masquerade/ Spartacus
Ligeti - Atmospheres/Lontano/Requiem/Hamburg Concerto/Lux Æterna
Mahler - Symphony 2,5,10
Purcell - Dido and Aeneas/ Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary/ Abdelazer Suite
Pergolesi - Stabat Mater
Scriabin - Prometheus/ Le Poeme de´l Extase/ Mysterium
Rachmaninov - Symphonic Dances/ Piano Concerto 3,4/ Preludes
Schnittke - Gogol Suite
Schubert - String Quartet 14,15/ Impromptus/ Winterreise/ Songs
Wagner - Ring der Nibelungen/ Lohengrin/ Tannhäuser/ Tristan und Isolde/ Parsifal
Bartok - Miraculous Mandarin/ Wooden Prince Suite/ Romanian Dances/ Romanian Folkdances/ Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta/ Concerto for Orchestra
Bach - Hapsichord Concerto 1 in d-minor/ Concerto for 4 Hapsichords in a-minor/ Johannes Passion/ Matthäus Passion/ Violin Concerto in a-minor
Satie - Gnossiennes
Debussy - La Mer/ Nocturnes/ Images/ Prelude a L´apres midi d´un Faun
Schrecker - Der Wind/ Die Gezeichneten Ouverture
Faure - Pavane/ Sicilienne/
Cage - First construction in metal
Shostakovich - Symphony 1,5 10/ String Quartet 8/
Eotvos - Atlantis
R. Strauss - 4 Last Songs
Stravinsky - Firebird
V. Williams - Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
Brahms - Requiem

@A Skylark

If your technical skills are only moderate, perhaps try to learn Chopins Waltzes. For instance

 

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Grabbin' dem love Handels.

I couldn't think of a joke for Vivaldi.

And Arnold Schwarzenegger said, "I'll be Bach." (You could literally head-bang to the first movement.)

I'll have a Grande Non-fat Tchaikovsky.

Haters be Haydn.
 

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I love me some rainbow Schubert.

Work is really Strauss-ing me out.

I like chillin' with my Brahms. (I think that is the worst pun I have ever come up with.)

Bitches love my Wagner. (Ok, this is definitely the worst.)
 

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At the moment, Dies Irae from the Mozart Requiem... and the rest of the Requiem.


In fact, I have it as the current ringtone on my phone & I have noticed that not enough people call me. Plus I have the Karajan version.

Another favourite is Mahler's 5th, specifically the Adagietto

 
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