Friday, July 13, 2012

Top 10 Favorite Classical (Music Medicine)

Maurice Ravel
1. Prokofiev, Piano Concerto 3

2. Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto 3 (Olga Kern)

3. Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of the Faun

4. Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata

5. Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake (Dance of the Swans)

6. Mozart's Clarinet Concerto

7. Mozart's Magic Flute (Queen of the Night Aria)

8. Bach's Goldberg Variations (Glenn Gould)

9. Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez (Yepes)

10. Ravel Piano Concerto in G (Grimaud performing 2nd movement)

This list of pieces runs the gamut from pastoral peaceful to passionate to enchanting.  These pieces have been my favorite consistently over time.  Since this music sets a variety of moods, listen to it purposefully and appropriately.

If you would like to hear or view the entire compositions, check out CDs from your library, buy them, and watch concerts on YouTube.  If you can attend live concerts for best results.

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