Berg - Wozzeck - Oh I hate this opera but I can give Berg some credit. Berg may write atonal music but he is using the same language shared by the culture at large. Schoenberg tried to write atonal music to describe terms like "Life was easy" or "Life goes on" which simply doesn't mesh with the established language of music. When Berg writes atonal music, he depicts states of insanity, depicts murder, cruelty, barbarism etc which is wholly consistent with what atonal music represents. He is still communicating in the same language as all pre-existing composers while Schoenberg is writing music in a made up language that only makes sense in his own world.
Copland - Symphony No. 3 - Apparently this was a populist commercial work. I don't know, it may have easily recognisable and accessible themes (especially the fanfare of the final movement) but it's manipulation of the theme seems a bit too disjunct and the harmonies are bit too unconventional for my liking that it could only really exist 20th century to be really likeable for me. There doesn't seem to be the seamless smoothness that we expect from "commercial' works. A work like this is populist than I don't really want to listen to what is unconventional.
Bach - Goldberg Variations (played on harpsichord) - Does anyone here actually likes listening to solo harpsichord playing? I find it really tedious to listen to an instrument with nil dynamic gradation at all.
Gretry - Zemiere Et Azor - Pre-Mozart opera buffs seems a bit overly primitive to be particularly interesting.
Mozart - Horn Concerto No. 3 - Oh the modulating bridge and the cadence theme/codetta from the orchestral exposition is to die for
Mozart/Bach - Adagio und Fuge K404a/1a - Bach fugues really work well with string arrangement. Very very tasteful arrangement.
Mozart/Handel - Messiah - I actually prefer Mozart arrangement - Good orchestration with more pronounced woodwind instruments.
Bach - Matthew's Passion - Yeah it's great but I still prefer Mass in B Minor. More choral work in the latter and actually a manageable length to listen to from start to finish.
Bach - Solo Violin partita and sonata - Work of genius. It's absolutely astonishing display of craftmanship to create enjoyable music with just a single violin, in particular to be able to create a fugue which is mindboggling from an instrument that is normally played one note at the time (double, triple quadruple stopping is generally used sparingly). The shear audacity and craftsmanship to create a fugue with a single violin is inspiration. Still the music is still limited by the genre (solo violin) and from an enjoyability point of view, it's about a one star composition.
Webern - Passacaglia - Lucikily this music doesn't go completely atonal yet and there are periods of accessibility within the dissonance. There is even elements that reminds me of jazz/blues. Enjoyable enough for a one star composition