This is my “pieces of the month” section. I’ll try to update it every month for those of you interested in getting into classical music, exploring more pieces, or just want to have something nice to listen to. There will be three sections, for beginners, intermediate and advanced listeners. Hope you like this section!

BEGINNERS:
1. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
2. Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desirings”
3. Beethoven “Appasionata” Piano Sonata


INTERMEDIATE:
1. Beethoven Symphony No. 6 – “Pastoral”
2. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
3. Orff – Carmina Burana


ADVANCED:
1. Bach Partita # 2 for Solo Violin
2. Brahms Symphony No. 1
3. Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2


Let me know what you think of these selections! My best friend Ray’s tastes are slightly different, so if you want another opinion on what to listen to, check his Piano Page out!

Here’s a list of my favorite Violin Concerti:
1. Beethoven Violin Concerto in D major
1. Brahms Violin Concerto in D major
3. Vieuxtemp Violin Concerto No. 5
4. Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in e minor
5. Sebelius Violin Concerto in d minor
6. Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No. 3
7. Wieniawski Violin Concerto No. 1
8. Paganini Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major
9. Lalo Symphonie Espanole
10. Wieniawski Violin Concerto No. 2
10. Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D major

According to my Violin Teacher, Edmund Wu, here are the top 10 Violin Concertos of all time:
1. Brahms Violin Concerto in D
2. Beethoven Violin Concerto in D
3. Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D
4. Paganini Violin Concerto No. 1 in D
5. Sebelieus Violin Concerto in d
6. Wieniawski Violin Concerto No. 2
7. Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No. 3
8. Lalo Symphony Espanole
9. Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in e
10. Bruch Violin Concerto

*Note: The top 2, 3, 4th concertos can be in any order. 5, 6, 7 can be in any order and 8, 9, 10 can also be in any order.

Top 10 Piano Concerti:
1. Rachmaninoff – No. 2 in c minor
1. Beethoven – No. 5 in E-flat Major (“Emperor”)
3. Tchaikovsky – No. 1 in b-flat minor
4. Saint-Saens – No. 2 in g minor
5. Brahms – No. 1 in d minor
6. Brahms – No. 2 in B-flat Major
7. Grieg – in a minor
8. Schumann – in a minor
9. Chopin – No. 1 in e minor
10. Mozart – No. 20 in d minor

Top 10 Symphonies:
1. Dvorak – No. 9 in e minor (“From the New World”)
1. Brahms – No. 4 in e minor
3. Beethoven – No. 9 in d minor (“Choral”)
4. Brahms – No. 1 in c minor
5. Beethoven – No. 5 in c minor
6. Mendelssohn – No. 5 in d minor (“Reformation”)
7. Schubert – No. 8 in b minor (“Unfinished”)
8. Beethoven – No. 3 in E-flat Major (“Eroica”)
9. Mendelssohn – No. 4 in A Major (“Italian”)
10. Beetohven – No. 6 in F Major (“Pastoral”)