A “Year of Wonder”-Ful Classical Music: December

NOTE: Is this a December-themed post appearing in March? Yes, yes it is. While the timing is not ideal, I’d like to point out that a New Year’s Resolution that takes a year and three months is still a completed goal. Even better news is that the timing doesn’t affect your enjoyment of the music! […]

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A “Year of Wonder”-Ful Classical Music: November

A barren month, filled with dying leaves and frost-covered grass, November has its own strange and empty sense of beauty. This month’s musical selection is anything but that! Although rather eclectic, I hope it adds a little flair to your fall-to-winter transition… 1) Symphony no. 9 in D minor (‘Choral’), op. 125, 4: Presto, by […]

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A “Year of Wonder”-Ful Classical Music: October

October has come and gone, and the time has come for me to share with you my top five songs for this month of crisp winds, fiery leaves, and pumpkins galore! Enjoy the whimsical selection! 1) Mélodie from Orfeo ed Euridice, by Christoph Willibald Gluck, arr. by Giovanni Sgambati This piece comes from an opera […]

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A “Year of Wonder”-Ful Classical Music: September

“Ah, September! You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soul…” — Peggy Toney Horton September is a month of transitions. Summer changes to fall, vacation is exchanged for school and work, and the days of picnics and barbecues fade away, replaced with brisk walks and warm fires. The following five pieces seem […]

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A “Year of Wonder”-Ful Classical Music: August

Ahhh, August……. the last hurrah of summer! For me, it’s a month filled with birthdays, family outings, and the beach. Below are my five selections which, I believe, perfectly fit in to an end-of-summer soundtrack! Kick back and soak it in folks… 1) “Csárdás,” by Vittorio Monti I took quite a liking to this one-hit […]

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