Results tagged “Richard Strauss” from onegoodmove

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.