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Listening Recommendations  Page Under Construction!


At this page you will find music familiar and unfamiliar which you should make a point of hearing.  The below list of music recommendations is divided into five sections organized chronologically and thematically.  Many titles also link back to YouTube, so you can hear this music right away.  Also visit Jackson's Facebook page for regular updates about the music Jackson is listening to now!


I. Early Music through the 17th Century, BCE - c.1700:


Hildegard von Bingen


Janequin, Clément (c.1485-1558): Le chant des oiseaux

Gesualdo, Carlo (c.1561-1613): Madrigals, Book V

Monteverdi, Claudio (1567-1643): 1610 Vespers

Monteverdi, Claudio (1567-1643): L'Orfeo

Monteverdi, Claudio (1567-1643): Madrigals, Book V

Buxtehude: an organ piece


II. Highlights from the Classical Repertoire, c.1700-c.1914:


Corelli - Rachmaninoff



C. P. E. Bach


Borodin, Alexander (1833-1887): String Quartet No. 2 in D major  Listen Here!

Borodin, Alexander (1833-1887): Symphony No. 2 in B minor  Listen Here!

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 2

Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake


III. Modern Masterpieces and the Avant-Garde, c.1890-c.1975:


Debussy - Ligeti

Debussy: Violin Sonata

Ravel: Violin Sonata

Ravel: Piano Concerto

Respighi: The Birds


Hindemith: Mathis Der Maler Symphony

Hindemith: Kammermusiken

Ives: Symphony No. 3

Varese: Nocturnal

Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Times

Stockhausen: Stimmung

Ligeti: Atmospheres

Part: Symphony No. 1  Listen Here!

Penderecki: Utrenja

Schnittke: Concerto Grosso No. 3


IV. Outside the Western Classical Tradition, c.1890-c.1975:


W. C. Handy: St. Louis Blues

Duke Ellington: Far East Suite

Miles Davis: Kind of Blue

Miles Davis: Miles Runs the Voodoo Down

Dave Brubeck: Time Out

Ornette Coleman: The Shape of Jazz to Come

John Coltrane: A Love Supreme

Herbie Hancock: Hidden Shadows

The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper

The Beatles: The White Album

Bowie, David (1947- ): Heroes (including V-2 Schneider, Sense of Doubt, and Moss Garden)

Queen: A Night at the Opera (including Bohemian Rhapsody and The Prophet's Song)


V. The Voices of Contemporary Music, c.1975-Now:


Bernstein: Mass

Gubaidulina: St. John Passion and Resurrection

Part: Tabula Rasa

Glass: Symphony No. 2

Glass: Violin Concerto No. 1

Adams, John: Shaker Loops

Jenkins: The Armed Man. A Mass for Peace

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