Joshua!
Clarinettiste Canadien au Conservatoire de musique de Montréal. Over-enthusiastic about cookies, Brahms and warm weather.

 

Symphonies!

You guys, I just don’t think I’m up to par on my knowledge of symphonic repertoire!
What do you think are some really important symphonies that I should listen to!!??

Like I just kind of listened to the symphonies on my iTunes for a long time and have finally started to branch out, but some direction would be good.
I’ve got a decent start and have covered all the Brahms, most of Beethoven (excluding 1, 2 and 8), Shosty 5+9, Mahler 1, 3, 5 and 9, Schumann 2, Rachmaninov 2, Dvorak 9, Tchaik 5, Saint-Saens 3.
(I’ve obviously listened to other symphonies before, but not enough or attentively enough to be familiar with them if someone were to talk about them!)

And that’s realistically a tiny amount of symphonies :P, but only being in orchestra a year and a half, I’ve only actually ever played two symphonies! (Schumann 2 and Brahms 1!)  
SO. Fire away those suggestions pwease.  

You know what would be hilarious?

A reality TV show with classical musicians.
Can you imagine?

"That bitch touched my reeds."
"Oh, you mean he THINKS he can play the Nielson Concerto."
"Ugh, she would play on a Yamaha."

Yup..I’d watch that.