As long as I have loved books, I have loved music and latterly art.
I have made this feature because I want to share with you some pieces of music that I just love and in the meantime introduce my readers to some new music, or in any case, share the love!
Today I am going to start with Camille Saint Saëns and Mozart, they are quite different pieces of music, one makes me want to wave my arms around pretending to be a composer and the other makes me want to sink to my knees and blub, I am sure you can tell which one is which once you have listened.
Danse Macabre by Camille Saint Saëns
A French Composer organist, conductor and pianist of the nineteenth century, he made his concert debut at ten, so he was a bit of a prodigy, and by all accounts his students looked up to him as a musical genius. Admittedly, I do not known much of or about him and his music, all I know that I just love this composition and play it quite loud into my headphones, I cannot keep still when listening to it!
My second choice is from Mozart, I would be interested to know what pictures are conjured in your mind when listening.
So, without Further a do, here it is and enjoy!
Mozart – Lacrimosa
Lacrimosa is Latin for weeping and I can see why, this was entitled this, it makes me think of a dark grey day and the heavens have opened, but aside that, it is a beautiful piece.
Most of us know that Mozart was born into an Austrian musical family and was taken around Europe by his father as a young child, playing for all the nobility, and was composing at the age of five. For me, he is my favourite composer, there is such resonance to his music and something that just grabs my very soul and either lifts it up or tears it apart and I adore this piece.
I hope you have enjoyed listening and I will be back later in the month with two more to share with you. Let me know if you would like more info into the piece of music or the composer, and I will endeavor to oblige next time!
- Do you like Classical music?
- Do you have favourite works?
Don’t be shy now,