6 Classical Music Pieces That Are Good


Michael Snellen
5 min readOct 26, 2021


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The Second Waltz by Dmitri Shostakovich:

Immediately, this song forces you into an atmosphere of lust and forbidden love. It is like a nostalgia for the past that you never lived in. I believe that the music video linked for this song only allows you to feel, quite literally, like you are at a fancy dance with the one you love. Royalty and opulence and passion!

The tempo and instruments only build upon one another until you find yourself drawn in more than before and you never want it to end. 1:16 is a special point in this song that only heightens the depth of the emotion that you can feel just by listening to this. This is the magic of classical music in around three minutes!

Humoresque №7 in G flat major by Antonín Dvořák:

Maybe you need something for your funeral playlist. Listen to this! It is almost impossible to listen to this and not become sad.

Favorite parts of this are, obviously, the opening and especially the 0:42 mark. I am crying as I write this. But in all seriousness, give this a listen with the lights off as you reflect on your entire life, while crying.

Hungarian Dance №5 by Johannes Brahms:

If you found the last song boring boy do I have something for you.

This song starts so dark and energetic and never lets up. By the end you will feel like you have a new urge to break down on the floor and roll around in circles, or I don’t know, something…



Michael Snellen

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