Photograph: Arches National Park – Image captured just as the sun was rising. My music selection this week is Yo-Yo Ma playing Ennio Morricone. This CD includes some of the most beautiful and haunting compositions ever collected on one platter. As you listen to this music you will be drawn
Top Classical Music Composers When I first started to make a list of of my favorite classical composers, the idea was to limit it to the Top Ten. I found that to be impossible so I expanded it to 25. Even then, several of my
If you enjoy majestic choral work conducted by Robert Shaw, this CD is for you. Grand and Glorious: Great Operatic Choruses is one fine collection. I am partial to the Pilgrim’s Chorus, Chorus of Hebrew Slaves, Prisoner’s Chorus, and the selection from Carmen. Here is one
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Two music suggestions are coming your way this week as not everyone will enjoy the jazz recommendation. Recently recommended to me was “The Complete Django Reinhard and Quintet of the Hot Club of France.” Classic Early Recordings is the closest I could come to the collection I was able to
One of my favorite Christmas CDs is Counterpoint: Christmas in Vermont. I was surprised to find only one review on Amazon, but this reviewer matches my opinion of the recording. “Counterpoint is a twelve-member choral group based in Vermont, directed by Robert De Cormier, who had a long and
If you wish to listen to excellent music for a few more days, bring up this URL on your computer or SONOS system. http://www.allclassical.org and click on Listen.
If you are looking for rousing and energetic classical music, the Rossini Overtures fit the requirement. There are many recordings to choose from and here are three that I own. Rossini: Complete Overtures conducted by Neville Marriner Rossini: Overtures conducted by Claudio Abbado Rossini: 14