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Classical Notes

I have a little list...

Posted at 10:03 AM on March 3, 2006 by John Zech
Filed under: The blog

My wife once told me that when she and a female coworker discussed certain men they'd seen recently in the movies or on TV, if the guy was dishy they would say "he's on the list." The cream of the crop made it to the "laminated list," and once you were on that, you were there to stay.

That got me to thinking about what my "laminated list" would be in classical radio terms. When I used to hand off to Tom Crann every morning we often talked about pieces we played again and again on the radio and never got tired of hearing.

Yesterday I was reminded that Handel's Water Music was on that list. So are my favorite recordings of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, Stravinsky's Pulcinella and Respighi's Ancient Airs and Dances Suite #2 (especially the Bergamasca). These are some of the pieces that make me start humming or whistling along before I even realize it.

So what's on your list?