I'm defiinley a choral classical gal, so I tend to gravitate more towards the Bach cantatas, Mozart Opretta's, and almost any Schubert/Schuman.
Favorite is certainly Mozart. Le Nozze de Figaro is my FAVORITE opera. Especially for a Soprano like me.....those glorious runs and octave and up jumps....Makes me want to grab my sheet music just talking about it.
Organ music definitley is.....amazing. Especially if you get the chance to see it live. One of my friends is an organist at my local theater, so I've had that priveledge many a time. It's amazing, watching a skilled organist work his magic.
Minimalist music always got to me too. I know to most people it just doesn't sound right, and I feel that way a lot too, but listening to the layers (or lack therof), and knowing the backstory and theory behind it certianly helps.
I always had a soft spot for the percussion ection as well. Especially for the Marimba. A career hazard of hanging out with drummers, I guess. >.<
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