If you aren’t sure where to begin with a collection of classical music or want to expand your collection so far, it’s a good idea to peruse through the most popular symphonies that are interpreted time and time again, in concert, or are available at your nearest record store.
To make this easy, here are the 3 top symphonies that every classical music aficionado must own:
#1: Mahler Symphony No. 9 in D Major
Mahler created this symphony knowing that his Life was at an end. Notably, the fourth movement of this symphony denotes the five psychological of death. From heart-wrenching tension to its resolution, Mahler has been classified as a romantic. So, throw on a blanket and sit by the fire to listen to this symphony if you want to make the most of it.
#2: Haydn Symphony No. 34 in D Minor
One of Haydn’s lesser known works, each of the movements have something different to its listeners: low tones in the first, upbeat rhythms in the second, an uptightness in the third while the fourth closes the symphony well. This symphony is guaranteed to make you feel happy.
#3: Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C Minor
No matter whether this symphony is overplayed, it still is worth buying for your collection – it’s that good. While the first movements sounds heavy, the second does redeems itself. The third movement is similar to the first symphony while the fourth is hailed for its triumphant orchestration.