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/classical/ sticky

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  1. Welcome to the /classical/ sticky, here you'll find resources including audio courses, textbooks and selections of recordings to help you start to understand and appreciate classical music.
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  5. AUDIO COURSE - HOW TO LISTEN TO AND UNDERSTAND GREAT MUSIC
  6. This is the best online starter course in classical appreciation, and can be downloaded for free here: https://rutracker.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4922711
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  8. VIDEO COURSE - INSIDE THE SCORE
  9. Don't have the time to take a full course? Watch these simplified explainers: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZjrBvSPdGwS7Qv1qScnWcQcqiSBlD6cR
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  11. WEB COURSE - CLASSICAL.NET
  12. A text-based resource outlining the various classical periods and styles, with suggested pieces and recordings: http://www.classical.net/music/rep/index.php
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  14. RECOMMENDED WORKS LIST - TALKCLASSICAL
  15. These lists shouldn't be taken as gospel but are a quick and easy way to find new music: https://www.talkclassical.com/17996-compilation-tc-top-recommended.html
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  17. RECOMMENDED BOOKS LIST - TALKCLASSICAL
  18. Same here, but for books about classical: https://www.talkclassical.com/2150-music-books-quick-reference.html
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  20. MUSIC THEORY COLLECTION - ARCHIVE.ORG
  21. A wealth of free books on musical theory and practice: https://archive.org/details/BooksOnMusicTheoryHarmonyCounterpointOrchestrationinEnglishJazzToo
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  23. ESSAY ON BEETHOVEN'S SYMPHONIES - HECTOR BERLIOZ
  24. French Romantic composer Berlioz's essay on Beethoven's Symphonies is a great starter guide to understanding and interpreting them: http://www.hberlioz.com/Predecessors/beethsym.htm
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  26. OC /CLASSICAL/ CHARTS
  27. Ancient: https://s1.desu-usergeneratedcontent.xyz/mu/image/1596/41/1596415375357.png
  28. Medieval: https://s2.desu-usergeneratedcontent.xyz/mu/image/1596/41/1596415241229.png
  29. Renaissance: https://s2.desu-usergeneratedcontent.xyz/mu/image/1596/41/1596415175368.png
  30. Baroque: https://s2.desu-usergeneratedcontent.xyz/mu/image/1596/41/1596414840277.png
  31. Classical: https://s2.desu-usergeneratedcontent.xyz/mu/image/1596/41/1596414907387.png
  32. Romantic: https://s2.desu-usergeneratedcontent.xyz/mu/image/1596/41/1596414973128.png
  33. Pre-War: https://s2.desu-usergeneratedcontent.xyz/mu/image/1596/41/1596415037299.png
  34. 20th Century: https://s2.desu-usergeneratedcontent.xyz/mu/image/1596/41/1596415102407.png
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  36. OC /CLASSICAL/ DOWNLOADS
  37. General Folder #1. Renaissance up to 20th century/modern classical. Also contains a folder of live recordings/recitals by some outstanding performers:
  38. https://mega.co.nz/#F!mMYGhBgY!Ee_a6DJvLJRGej-9GBqi0A
  39. General Folder #2. Mostly 20th century/modern with other assorted bits and pieces:
  40. https://mega.co.nz/#F!Y8pXlJ7L!RzSeyGemu6QdvYzlfKs67w
  41. General Folder #3. Renaissance up to early/mid-20th century. Also contains a folder of Scarlatti sonate and another live recording/recital folder:
  42. https://mega.co.nz/#F!kMpkFSzL!diCUavpSn9B-pr-MfKnKdA
  43. General Folder #4. Renaissance up to late 19th century:
  44. https://mega.co.nz/#F!ekBFiCLD!spgz8Ij5G0SRH2JjXpnjLg
  45. General Folder #5. Very eclectic mix:
  46. https://mega.co.nz/#F!O8pj1ZiL!mAfQOneAAMlDlrgkqvzfEg
  47. General Folder #6. Yellow Piss stuff. Also there's some other stuff in here:
  48. https://mega.nz/#F!DlRSjQaS!SzxR-CUyK4AYPknI1LYgdg
  49. Renaissance Folder #1. Mass settings:
  50. https://mega.co.nz/#F!ygImCRjS!1C9L77tCcZGQRF6UVXa-dA
  51. Renaissance Folder #2. Motets and madrigals (plus Leiden choirbooks):
  52. https://mega.co.nz/#F!il5yBShJ!WPT0v8GwCAFdOaTYOLDA1g
  53. Debussy Folder:
  54. https://mega.co.nz/#F!DdJWUBBK!BeGdGaiAqdLy9SBZjCHjCw
  55. Opera Folder. Contains recorded video productions of about 10 well-known operas, with a bias towards late Romantic:
  56. https://mega.co.nz/#F!4EVlnJrB!PRjPFC0vB2UT1vrBHAlHlw
  57. Book Folder #1. Random assortment of books on music theory and composition, music history etc:
  58. https://mega.nz/#F!HsAVXT5C!AoFKwCXr4PJnrNg5KzDJjw
  59. Book Folder #2. Comprehensive list of the most important harpsichord and piano pieces through history:
  60. https://mega.nz/#F!1xJgVSLA!i2eLakjehx5DY8qYUzS0Zg
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