Let’s try listening to our list of classical instrumental music performed either on a piano keyboard or in orchestra symphonies. You might explore the full gamut of your mood, from quiet and subtle to more dynamic and aggressive emotions.
Totentanz - Franz Liszt
Franz Liszt, a Hungarian composer in the 19th century, possessed by his dark emotions and negative worldview, composed dark and emotional pieces that earned admirations of many listeners.
After 27 years toured around Europe, Liszt produced a series of a steady stream of masterworks in German – the center of European progressive music. Among them, Totentanz (known as “Dance of the Death”) is one of the works that brought him success.
Liszt condensed his overwhelming emotion in the very first notes of Totentanz, followed by an extraordinary 15-minute of virtuosic music.
Through his imagination of European in the Middle Age in the piece, he tried to send his uttermost message within the notes. Till the end, the dance of death will come to everyone, from a sexy erotic girl to a withered crone, a poor beggar, or even a wealthy merchant.
The Rite Of Spring – Stravinksy
Allegro Barbaro – Bela Bartok
Considered one of the most famous 20th-century composure, Bela Bartok was a father of great technique standard music. Allegro Barbaro is a popular piece composed in 1911, requiring skillful virtuosity on piano keyboard for its complex harmony in the beginning.
In Allegro Barbaro, Bartok added elements from Hungarian folk music interwoven with modern tunes, mixed peasant melody with percussive echoes, and dissonances. This combination almost provokes critics in valuing the work.
With his characteristic expressions, Bartók requires not only fast pacing but also infinite dynamism in all directions, forming contrast in the themes and high sensitivity in perception. In this way, he creates a connection between his tastes, the highest and most impressive musical standards.
The Four Seasons, Summer Presto – Vivaldi
Presto From Summer is the second part of The Four Seasons, the best-known violin concerti of Antonio Vivaldi – an Italian composer. With the concept ‘Languor caused by the heat’, Vivaldi has strengthened the drama of the work.
In Presto From Summer, the slow melody is displayed at the beginning, then gradually switched to an up-tempo groove to, express the exhaustion of all humans and animals in the sun.
Night On The Bare Mountain - Modest Mussorgsky
With the ominous atmosphere at the opening part, Night on the bare mountain creates a strong impression on listeners via thunderous knocking and bizarre sounds from strings. This work reflects its composer’s character, an ambitious young man named Modesto Mussorgsky.
Getting the inspiration from literary works and legend of Russian, this aggressive classical music is
Mussorgsky’s first poem written in the context of a musical piece. Unfortunately, it was not until 1968 that the original version was published. During Mussorgsky’s lifetime, this spectacular work did not have a chance to be performed in any form.
Brandenburg Concertos - Johann Sebastian Bach
Being widely popular as one of the best orchestral compositions in the Baroque era, Brandenburg Concertos is a name linked to a German musician and composer in the same period – Johann Sebastian Bach.
The Brandenburg Concertos consists of 6 works, none of which are the same, with a wide range of impressive styles and themes. It is an expression of the elegant French suite, the cheerfulness of Italian solo concert, and the appeal of Germany counterpoint.
The variety of instruments and notes makes them different from other works, as well as the versatility of Bach’s writing, allowing each artist to play their all roles.
Requiem: Dies Irae – Mozart
Was not completed at the time of Mozart’s death, Requiem is the most famous and celebrated classical work of all time. This composition is mysterious storytelling foreshadowing Mozart’s demise. Everything is arranged so that the work is a door a death itself: pathetic and scary, calm and terrible.
Dies Irae killing part contributed to Requiem’s excellent achievement. It depicts an upcoming massive storm using the horrible choir’s voices. With the tune performed by talented artists, you will feel the divine wrath of God and the efforts to ease this rage, which makes everything seem to tremble in anger and impatience.
Whereas heavy metal music relieves your anger, aggressive classical masterpieces play a significant role in physiological arousal to create positive feelings.
The orchestra symphonies of the professional concert or the timeless music played on the keyboard of a classic piano is a perfect choice to release your emotions.
So, will you try listening to our top 7 above? Trust us! Enjoying aggressive classical music is a healthy way to ignite your energy. Thanks for reading!