...or at least THINK that they don't like classical.
Every so often people will chime in with requests for things that they should look for and I thought maybe if we all put our heads together we could come up with some good staples for the uninitiated.
I was just listening to Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings. Many will remember this as being the theme music in Platoon. This is a piece that just moves me. I absolutely love it. I have the Ormandy/Philly Orchestra version. A must have.
I'd also throw in, for the rock and roll crowd, Mahler's symphonies. Particularly 2 and/or 5. Talk about bombastic...
Strauss Also Sprach Zarathustra (easy one to recognize) and less known but, IMHO, better is his Alpine Symphony.
Of course everyone knows Beethoven's 5th but my particular favorite is the 9th.
What do you guys think??