Musical Playlists

Playlists for different occasions

For me, and for many of you, music provokes memories, thoughts, feelings, and various emotions.

The Classical, Baroque, and Romantic eras produced much great music that evokes these emotions.

In this series of posts, from time to time, I’ll publish a playlist that you might find enjoyable; your comments and suggestions for additions are welcome! By the way: Yea… these are  some of my great favorites.

Here is the very first one; more will follow.

I. Music for more serious contemplation:

  • Robert Schumann, Symphony #2; third movement
  • Gustav Mahler: Symphony #5; fourth movement, titled “Adagietto”
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony #7, second movement
  • Johannes Brahms: Requiem
  • W. A. Mozart: Piano Concerto #9; second movement

Let me give you three illustrations via the following videos:

First: Here is Leonard Bernstein’s interpretation of Movement No.3 of Robert Schumann’s Symphony No.2. Op.61 (Bernstein loved this music!) Please take the time to actively listen to this…



And next, here is Gustav Mahler’s 4th movement from the Symphony No.5 “Adagietto”, as performed by the World Orchestra for Peace conducted by Valery Gergiev.



Finally, here’s Mitsuko Uchida playing with the Mozarteum Orchestra in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9 “Jeunehomme”, second movement:



Tags: Classical Playlists, Music for all occasions, Mozart, Mahler, Schumann

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