Tag Archives: classical music

Music to Feel Better By

When I feel bad, or blue, or discouraged (yes, even I can feel that way sometimes), these pieces help:     Ennio Morricone: Gabriel’s Oboe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WJhax7Jmxs     Chopin Nocturne in D flat Major, Op.27 No.2  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmvnUHPyxsc     Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante (violin and viola solos with orchestra) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_L3aGQ-Y0M     Korngold: Marietta’s Song (from […]

Two Oboe Performances

One of the great pieces for oboe is a concerto by Alessandro Marcello (1684-1750). The soloist has fun with the original and klezmerizes it. http://culturope.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3031%3Ahenrik-chaim-goldschmidt-with-the-royal-danish-orchestra&catid=43%3Aclassic-music&Itemid=2 Same soloist and here the transposition is from a movie theme to a classical piece:


At the mall the classical section of CDs is small if not demeaning as in smaller stores. Among the expected—Andrea Bocelli, Carl Orff, compilations for relaxation—you find oddities: Scandinavian oratorios, a version of the Latin mass based on African chant, great works performed by orchestras of obscure European cities at bargain prices. . Suddenly I […]

Getting Classical Music II

Here are more suggestions for those who don’t yet love classical music. Chopin: Nocturne Op. 27 No. 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmvnUHPyxsc Richard Strauss: Thus Spake Zarathustra (this was exciting long before 2001) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Szdziw4tI9o Marcello: Oboe Concerto (slow mvt.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBfVwiL1yos Mahler: Sym 3 (end) “What Love Tells Me” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QzkG5ir6M8&feature=related Grieg: Violin Sonata 3 (3rd mvt) beginning at 2:02, […]