Tag Archives: Music

Arabesque Number 1 by Debussy

I love this piece of music, and for years, when I heard it in commercials, I would wish I could find out what it is. Thanks to WCLV, the classical music station in Cleveland, I found out!  I cannot even … Continue reading

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Zadock the Priest by Handel

I heard this song for the first time in The Crown.  It is a coronation anthem, which will most likely be performed when Charles ascends to the throne. And yet, according to the Youtube comments, people associate this song with … Continue reading

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Brahms Fourth Symphony

I got to hear Brahms Fourth Symphony this July.  I am not very familiar with Brahms, but I did have a good time at the concert. While Brahms isn’t my favorite composer, I would give him another listen.

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Haydn’s The Seasons

This is a recording of Haydn’s The Seasons. At the performance I went to, the baritone was the third baritone they hired for the performance, since the first two became sick.  The tenor was also recovering from illness as well.  … Continue reading

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I cannot dance, O Lord by Aaron Jay Kernis

I didn’t get to see Tristan und Isolde at the Cleveland Orchestra, but I did go to their show about Divine Ecstasy, which included many different kinds of religious music. This was one of my favorites. I love good choral … Continue reading

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Vocalise by Rachmaninov sung by Aida Garifullina

I heard this version at my local classical music radio station.  The oldest musical instrument in the world is the human voice, and sadly with auto tuning we often don’t appreciate the artistry of singers. Here’s exhibit one.

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Repsect by Aretha Franklin

I was always a terrible speller growing up.  I still am.  But one word I never had any trouble with was Respect, thanks to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. They talked about this song on NPR on Thursday, and … Continue reading

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