25 Jul We now have a place for playlists
We now have a page on this website for playlists.
I posted my own playlist of 25 of my favorite classical pieces, which are listed below in this post. As you can see, I lean heavily toward “light classical”, but I enjoy major symphonies as well. To listen, go to the “Let’s Connect” tab on the top menu, and then “Playlists” (you will also see several placeholders—they will be replaced as we add more playlists of orchestral music). If you are not registered with Spotify.com, you will need to do that (for free) to listen to my list.
Your comments are welcome. Even better, post your own playlist using the form on the playlist page. You certainly don’t need 25 pieces; I got carried away! Yet I could easily add another 10 favorites.
Here is my list of 25 favorites.
- Dvorak, Symphony No. 9, “From the New World” (4 movements)
- Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade (4 movements)
- Rodrigo, Concierto de Aranjuez (3 movements)
- Smetana, La Moldau
- Borodin, Polovtsian Dances From “Prince Igor”
- Tchaikovsky, Capriccio Italien
- Tchaikovsky, 1812 Overture (with chorus)
- Rossini, William Tell Overture
- Liszt, Hungarian Rhapsodies No. 2
- Bizet, Carmen Suite (selected movements)
- Schubert, Serenade
- Bach, Fugue and Tocatta in D Minor (organ version)
- von Suppé, Poet and Peasant Overture
- von Suppé, Light Calvary Overture
- Khachaturian, Gayane Suite (selected movements)
- Grieg, Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 (selected movements)
- Sibelius, Finlandia
- Albéniz, Asturias (John Williams guitar)
- Tárrega, Recuerdos de la Alhambra (John Williams guitar)
- Wagner, Ride of the Valkyries
- Monti, Czardas
- Mendelssohn, Hebrides Overture, Fingal’s Cave
- Wagner, Also sprach Zarathustra, Sunrise
- Mussorgsky, Night on Bald Mountain
- Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition, Great Gate of Kiev