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:

WATCHED BY GUIOMAR NOVAES

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, […]