This post has been inspired by the meme here. However, I’m adding my own special twist to the idea. I’m giving you links to three genres of music, each one represented by three pieces. This is because I love to cater for all tastes (as long as they’re pretty much like mine.) And I’ll warn you now that when it comes to music, I love powerful melody, and I am hopelessly, incurably sentimental. So, when you’ve got the tissues ready, I’ll begin…
First of all, three classical pieces:
- A clarinet concerto by Mozart, combined with a beautiful video – incredible viewing and listening;
- A sonata by Beethoven – remember, of course, as you listen, the composer was by this time totally deaf at the age of thirty;
- Finally, a march by Berlioz, who loved to show just what a full orchestra could do.
Fine. But sometimes, you’re in the mood for something lighter. (Just as you wouldn’t want a candlelit dinner party every night!) So we’ll have three examples of easy listening:
- A very well-known marching tune, which is a personal favourite of mine;
- A Scottish reel;
- A lovely guitar piece, really a classic, easy listening, yes, but definitely not easy playing!
And now for the songs. I love sentimental songs, by the way. Or did I say that before? Anyway, here goes:
- First, one by a male artist – Jim Reeves
- And then, one by the female singer, Virginia Pugh, better known as…
- And to finish the group, and this post, a tremendous ensemble conducted by… André Rieu
Adieu! Auf wiedersehen! And I hope you enjoyed the trip!