Results tagged “Ludwig van Beethoven” from onegoodmove

Gypsy's 3 on the return week

More favorites, reminiscent of - but explicitly for - Spring. We're having pre-June today in Des Moines and I just cannot resist.

Robert Schumann Symphony No. 3 in E flat Major "Rhenish" - our bi-polar Renaissance man was all happy when he wrote this one. True, there is a funeral movement, but it's counteracted by the finale. Here's Christoph von Dohnányi with Cleveland. There are other good recordings out there as well, but it's getting tough to find samples, especially the free kind. Jarvi on youtube

Igor Stravinsky Pulcinella ballet suite - based on music of Pergolesi. This stuff makes me pretty happy, so I hope it does the same for you. Pierre Boulez is conducting the BBC Orchestra. Mehta on youtube

Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 6 in F Major "Pastorale" - I'm caving into the typical expectation here, but I think it's worth the mild transgression. Paavo Jarvi conducts the Deutsches Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. period instrument performances on youtube

Gypsy's Antidote to the CSH

I thought it would go away. Then there I am, walking around and I hear "Gimme that Chri-" aw, geez; not again. If this is happening to you, take heart: rap wasn't the 1st music with incessant, repetitive melodies. Thus, this week's 3:

Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C Minor. 4 movements of struggle and triumph based on 4 notes; you can't ask for much more repetition.

Then again, there's Franz (Ferenc) Liszt Les Preludes. What is life but a series of preludes? Or is that just 3 notes?

For those feeling gloomy about war, listen to Richard Strauss Death and Transfiguration (Tod und Verklärung). Winner with 6 notes as the main motive.

Disclaimer: although I'm a doctor, these musical antidotes have not been tested in a study. Side effects may include holding your hand in "V for victory," looking for fate outside your door, singing all 3 big themes as one big garbled mess. And - oh, I'm not a medical doctor.