Nothing Classier Than Some Classical

Real music to feed your emotions.

April 3, 2014 9:48 pm
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  • Cello Suite no. 2 in D minor- Prelude
  • By: Yo-Yo Ma
  • The Cello Suites Inspired by Bach
  • 58 Plays

Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor - J.S. Bach

Performed by Yo-Yo Ma

It was so difficult picking just one track to post from this album…

March 29, 2014 1:20 am
So this showed up on my dash as I was listening to the Pärt I just posted…
Stare into the center as you listen to the repeating string lines of the Pärt and prepare to be absolutely mesmerized.

So this showed up on my dash as I was listening to the Pärt I just posted…

Stare into the center as you listen to the repeating string lines of the Pärt and prepare to be absolutely mesmerized.

12:39 am
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  • Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten
  • By: Arvo Pärt
  • Tabula Rasa
  • 291 Plays

senfonikankara:

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Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten - Arvo Pärt 

The structure of this piece is amazing…

From the Philadelphia Orchestra program notes: “…the underlying chord is an A-minor triad. Half of the string players sustain the notes of the traid while the other half play descending A-minor scales in alternating long and short values. The first violins play these descending scales in their upper register and at a quicker tempo, while the second violins play the same scale an octave lower and at half the speed. The violas are another octave lower, and slower again, the pattern repeating with the cellos and basses…the instruments settle on an A-minor triad.”

March 24, 2014 12:48 am
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  • Beau Soir (Debussy)
  • By: Anne-Sophie Mutter
  • ASM35 The Complete Musician Highlights CD1
  • 741 Plays

Beau Soir - Debussy

Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin

I’m hoping to play this in my chamber music ensemble with harp/violin… gorgeous.

March 8, 2014 12:07 am
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  • 1,469 Plays

Poco Allegretto con Variazioni: String Quartet No. 3 - Johannes Brahms

Emerson String Quartet

March 5, 2014 9:45 pm

musicaantiqua:

I love Bruckner because he managed to capture the beauty of both renaissance and romantic choral music in one unique style. I never get sick of singing this piece.

Os Justi - Anton Bruckner

Measure 10 though. Epic.

March 1, 2014 6:36 pm
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  • Fossiles
  • By: Camille Saint-Saëns
  • Marian Lapsansky and Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • 96 Plays

de-es-ce-ha:

Saint-Saëns - Fossiles
Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Marian Lapsansky

Fossiles has so many references in it:

  • Au clair de la lune
  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  • Partant pour la Syrie
  • Una voce poco fa (Barber of Seville)
  • his own Danse Macabre
  • a reversed J’ai du bon tabac

It’s like Saint-Saëns didn’t even create a piece of music. Once you recognize all of them it is difficult even to consider it something unitary at all. He put everything he considered a relevant moment of his past and childhood in one score and gathered his own personal collection of “fossils”.

It was primarily based off of his Danse Macabre, however.

February 13, 2014 7:18 pm
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  • 2,039 Plays

Variation IX (Adagio) “Nimrod” from Variations on an Original Theme for Orchestra “Enigma Variations” - Edward Elgar

Performer: London Symphony Orchestra; conducted by Adrian Boult

February 10, 2014 12:25 am
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  • Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492: Overture
  • By: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro
  • 363 Plays

Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492: Overture - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Classic and oh so perfect.

February 4, 2014 7:13 pm
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  • Feldeinsamkeit, Op.86, No. 2
  • By: Fischer-Dieskau
  • 179 Plays

Feldeinsamkeit (Op. 86. No. 2) - Johannes Brahms

So beautiful.