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: 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 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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