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

July is the month of intense heat and leisurely summer afternoons. My favorite pieces this month also have that slow, meandering pace. While the July edition appears later than originally planned, the music remains the same. So go grab a cold glass of iced tea and have a listen! What better way to spend your […]

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A “Year of Wonder”-ful Classical Music: June

June is the month of Nature’s best qualities, that golden blend of spring and summer. The music I liked best this month exemplifies all that beauty, hope, and promise. I hope you enjoy it too! 1) “Ave Maria,” by Johann Sebastian Bach Another gorgeous rendition of the “Ave Maria!” If Schubert’s version makes my heart […]

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