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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A “Year of Wonder”-Ful Music: May

April showers may bring May flowers, but it also brought quite the range of classical pieces! Here are my top five choices, and I have to say, it was pretty difficult this time around…. I hope these selections give you a little slice of spring!!! 1) “Ellens Gesang III”, D. 839, or “Ave Maria,” by […]

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

Voila! The April edition of Year of Wonder is here! This month was a whirlwind of activity, what with Easter and all, and so was the music. So many wildly different selections! But here are my top five: 1) “Violin Sonata no. 5 in F Major, op. 24 (‘Spring’) 1: Allegro” by Ludwig van Beethoven […]

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

Time for March’s edition of Year of Wonder! This month featured a lot of international composers, with these five songs making the top of my list. And it’s March 31st, so let’s all give a toast to the birthday boy: J.S. Bach!! Go forth and enjoy some music! 1) “Carmen Suite No. 1/ 3: Intermezzo,“ […]

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

Time for February’s installment of Year of Wonder! This month was filled with a lot of dramatic operas and film scores. Below are my top 5, in no particular order. Take a listen and I hope you enjoy them as much I did!  1) “6 Consolations”, No. 3 in D Flat Major, by Franz Liszt […]

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