Great Listening

I. ROCK & POP

TEN GREATEST ROCK & POP SONGS
“The Sunshine of Your Love,” Cream (Peter Brown/Jack Bruce/Eric Clapton)
“Gimme Shelter,” The Rolling Stones (Mick Jagger/Keith Richards)
“Sail Away,” Randy Newman
“Mrs. Robinson,” Simon & Garfunkle (Paul Simon)
“The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” The Band (J. R. Robertson)
“Doctor My Eyes,” Jackson Browne
“My Old School,” Steely Dan (Donald Fagen/Walter Becker)
“Don’t Interrupt the Sorrow,” Joni Mitchell
“Don’t Stand So Close to Me,” The Police (Sting)
“Little Red Corvette,” Prince

TEN GREATEST ROCK & POP ALBUMS
The Beatles, Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Jefferson Airplane, After Bathing at Baxter’s
Steely Dan, Countdown to Ecstasy
Joni Mitchell, Court and Spark
The Clash, London Calling
Prince, Purple Rain
Let’s Active, Big Plans for Everybody
Living Colour, Time’s Up
Chris Whitley, Living with the Law
Jawbox, Jawbox

ALTERNATE TEN GREATEST ROCK & POP ALBUMS
The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Are You Experienced?
The Band, The Band
Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II
Santana, Abraxas
The Beatles, Abbey Road
The Minutemen, Double Nickels on the Dime
XTC, Skylarking
The Pixies, Doolittle
Richard Thompson, Rumor and Sigh
The New Pornographers, Electric Version

FIVE GREATEST LIVE ALBUMS
The Allman Brothers, Live at Fillmore East
Led Zeppelin, How the West Was Won
Midnight Oil, Scream in Blue
Ani DiFranco, Living in Clip
Jeff Buckley, Mystery White Boy

FIVE LESSER-KNOWN ALBUMS I LOVE EVER MORE
Thomas Dolby, The Golden Age of Wireless (pre-“She Blinded Me With Science” version)
Marshall Crenshaw, Downtown
Chagall Guevara, Chagall Guevara
The Katydids, The Katydids
Robin Holcombe, Rockabye

RECENT CAUSES OF DELIGHT
Ani DiFranco, Evolve
A. C. Newman, The Slow Wonder
Deerhoof, The Runners Four

II. ORCHESTRAL

Mozart, Symphony No. 40
Beethoven, Symphony No. 9
Handel, Concerto Grosso No. 11, Op. 6
Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring
Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue
Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No. 3
Harris, Symphony No. 7
Bartok, Concerto for Orchestra
Schumann, Symphony No. 4
Tchaikovsky, Suite from The Nutcracker

III. OPERAS

Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro (to see as well as hear)
Bizet, Carmen (to see as well as hear)
Gershwin, Porgy and Bess (to hear)
Britten, Peter Grimes (to hear)
Prokofiev, The Love for Three Oranges (to hear)

IV. STRING QUARTET MOVEMENTS (arranged as a historical development)

Prologue

Bach: The Art Of Fugue, BWV 1080 – Contrapunctus 12A rectus

Haydn: String Quartet in C, Op. 76, No. 3, “Emperor”: I. Allegro
Mozart: String Quartet #19 in C, K. 465, “Dissonance”: I. Adagio-Allegro
Beethoven: String Quartet #13 In B Flat, Op. 130: VI. Alternate Finale: Allegro
Schubert: String Quartet #14 In D Minor, D 810, “Death & The Maiden”: I. Allegro
Brahms : String Quartet #1 in C minor Op.51, No.1: III. Allegretto molto moderato e comodo
Schoenberg: String Quartet #2 In F Sharp Minor, Op. 10: I. Sehr Rasch
Ravel: String Quartet In F: IV. Vif Et Agité
Bartok: String Quartet #4: V. Allegro Molto
Carter: String Quartet #4: I. Appassionato

Epilogue
Ligeti: String Quartet #2: 3. Come un meccanismo di precisione