Share your classical music favorites. And opera too, if you insist. ;-)

If you enjoy Bocelli's performance, check out an old CD Andrea Bocelli Sacred Arias.


Just watched L'elisir d' amore and it made me think of Pavarotti's version of Una Furtiva Lagrima. I was fortunate to see him sing at the Met.


Did somebody mention Bach?

The duet aria from the Bach cantata 'Jesu, der du meine Seele',  BWV 78

https://youtu.be/ujLK28Nlmq4


WQXR is doing their countdown of the 100 most favorite classical music pieces of the year. 

From many years of listening, I know the best time to listen (unless you are a Beethoven die-hard) is closed to numbers 100 - 75 and just the top ten (which will have Beethoven 5, 9 and 6 for sure, maybe others). 

Anyway, heard this morning: 

#100 - Sibelius, Finlandia

#99 - Bernstein, Symphonic Dances West Side Story

# 98 - Mahler 3

all wonderful! 


@Morganna - Your post about Bolero reminded me of this performance that I will NEVER forget - from the 1984 Winter Olympics - the "Perfect 10" - 


Comments general and specific:

Was always weak on classical music.  Have very much enjoyed these entries, thanks.

Specifically, to Cody re Satie, I came by Gymnopedies by way of George Shearing's well known obvious (beautiful) mash up of it with It Never Entered My Mind.  Much more often than not, when you come across the Shearing instrumental, the Satie side is not even mentioned as if Shearing's is just an instrumental version of the Rodgers and Hart standard (yet which it kind of is because the two melodies fit so well together):

 


sac said:

@Morganna - Your post about Bolero reminded me of this performance that I will NEVER forget - from the 1984 Winter Olympics - the "Perfect 10" - 

 Seems to be blocked?


Morganna said:

sac said:

@Morganna - Your post about Bolero reminded me of this performance that I will NEVER forget - from the 1984 Winter Olympics - the "Perfect 10" - 

 Seems to be blocked?

 Use this link, or click on the 'Watch on Youtube' link on the video -  https://youtu.be/KNCSij0hUp8


I'm particularly taken with this performance by countertenor Andreas Scholl of the aria 'Va tacito e nascosto' from Handel's Giulio Cesare.  

Listen, also, for the brilliant playing by the French Horn.  

(The aria, proper, starts at the 1:12 point)   


For Easter, set in Sicily



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