Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Thursday Thirteen - 112 - 13 of My Favorite Classical Pieces

1 - Bach's Air on a G String



2 - Satie's Gymnopédie No. 1



3 - Chopin's Prelude in D Flat Major, Op. 28, No. 15 - The Raindrop



4 - Tchaikovsky's Grand Pas de Deux from The Nutcracker


5 - Prokofiev's The Arrival at the Ball from Cinderella

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6 - Tchaikovsky's Finale from Swan Lake



7 - Prokofiev's Tomb Scene from Romeo and Juliet



9 - Puccini's E lucevan le stelle from Tosca



10 - Mozart's Rex Tremendae Majestatis from his Requiem



11 - Orff's O Fortuna from Carmina Burana



12 - Holst's Mars, the Bringer of War from The Planets



13 - Wagner's Siegfried funeral march from Götterdämmerung



Janet says My nana would've LOVED this post!

Leah Braemel says I own every single one of them.

Anthony North says It certainly brings out the emotions.

17 comments:

Janet said...

my nana would've LOVED this post!

Julie said...

#12. Love The Planets.

Thomma Lyn said...

Oh, yes! Such gorgeous music. :)

Leah Braemel said...

Great selection, Julia! (And I own every single one of them.)

anthonynorth said...

I don't listen to classical much, but when I do, it certainly brings out the emotions.

Linda A. said...

Absolutely beautiful, Julia!

AD said...

amazing :)

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I am Harriet said...

Wow. Great stuff!

Happy TT!
http://iamharriet.blogspot.com/2009/06/thursday-thunks-and-13-items-from.html

Chris said...

wow... great list!

i beati said...

This is just glorious I could stay here all day Sandy

storyteller said...

Marvelous collection here! Wish I had time to linger and listen ... but if I do that I'll not get to many blogs in the limited time I have available to me.
Hugs and blessings,

Nicholas said...

Some of those wonderful melodies are familiar, but others are new to me. Thank you for introducing me to Orff

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Even though I took a class in classical music in college (fascinating stuff, all the structure and whatnot involved), I know so little about it. I really ought to listen to more of it and keep track of what I do -- and don't! -- like. So much of it is so inspirational. *sigh*

MsSnarkyPants said...

I love Carmina Burana! I also love Moonlight Sonata... Is it okay to have two absolute favorites? They have completely different moods. hehe

Travis said...

I shall return during the weekend to take some time with these.

M. said...

Gah! Came here when my toddler is asleep beside me and I dare not plunge into the classical goodness! Must come back next chance I have to sit by myself with a big mug of earl gray...

hey -what do you think of the CD 'Opera Babes'? I was surprised how much I liked it

Dorte H said...

I can´t listen to all your wonders right now, but I love Bach´s Air very much. My daughter plays it on the piano.