Friday, July 13, 2012

Top 10 Favorite Classical (Music Medicine)

Maurice Ravel
1. Prokofiev, Piano Concerto 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKJm3Wre1iU

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAoQoZBTqLs

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7b1FkZYarU


4. Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nT7_IZPHHb0

5. Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake (Dance of the Swans)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd4VsbM4fOo&feature=related

6. Mozart's Clarinet Concerto

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOxX0xGTOyE

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJJW0dE5GF0

8. Bach's Goldberg Variations (Glenn Gould)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64Xb3qiXR9Y

9. Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez (Yepes)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxwceLlaODM


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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRTWLQ4nI6Q

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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