The day everyone has been waiting for…: One of your favorite classical songs.
Now, before I totally wandered off into the woods, I decided I should get a definition – “Classical Music” has always been background music to me and I’ve never really paid it the attention it deserves, so I wanted to approach this with an open mind and not just slap down some classically styled rock: were I to do that, I’d submit to you the London Symphony Orchestra’s treatment of “Aqualung” by Jethro Tull.
Here’s what The Google says about Classical Music: “ Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western music, including both liturgical (religious) and secular music. While a more accurate term is also used to refer to the period from 1750 to 1820 (the Classical period), this article is about the broad span of time from roughly the 11th century to the present day, which includes the Classical period and various other periods.”
So, I suppose I wouldn’t be wrong to choose “Aqualung” or the San Francisco Symphony’s collaboration with Metallica, it just wouldn’t feel right to me. So I’m going with something everyone whose ever gone to a Catholic wedding would have heard, because while I recall really appreciating it, I haven’t really listened to “The Planets” in like 25 years.
My choice: “Ode to Joy”
I’m really hoping you, my friends, can help broaden my horizons here.
Wisdom of Crowds Picks:
Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: O Fortuna
Game of Thrones Title Theme Song
La donna è mobile (Rigoletto)
Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major BWV 1048
“Air” Johann Sebastian Bach
Four Seasons ~ Vivaldi
O Fortuna (Carmina Burana)
Beethoven: For Elise (Für Elise), Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor
Mischa Maisky plays Bach Cello Suite No.1 in G
Maurice Ravel Bolero London Symphony Orchestra
Gustav Holst – The Planets – Mars, the Bringer of War
Edgard Varèse – Amériques
Richard Wagner – The ride of the Valkyries from “Die Walküre”
Tchaikovsky’ Nutcracker Soundtrack
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade – op.35
“It is Well With My Soul” Philip Paul Bliss