…Not for Vivaldi. His Summer is all oppressive heat, flies and sudden storms; brilliantly realised in music that’s short, intense and too hot to handle: Music here: (ending at 46’20” – it’s a performance of the complete Four Seasons) or … Listen
This is perhaps great classical music at its purest – intense, dramatic, invigorating, uplifting – Brahms ‘Tragic Overture’ Music here: https://bit.ly/2TRBq74 With pictures or here on Spotify: Please like on Facebook, comment, share!
There’s a big party at the palace for the prince and you’re invited. So is Cinderella, but she’s got a curfew… …with terrific music from Prokofiev. Music here (Music plus intro =31mins): Give us a, comment, share. Subscribe to the … Listen
Make sure you’ve listened to Episode 28 before this one. Mussorgsky’s Night on Bare Mountain is an entirely different piece without the tidying up of his friends – raw, savage, gripping. Music here with non-high def pictures, but a fabulous … Listen
Get swept away on magical adventures, and let Rimsky-Korsakov fire up your imagination with this music from Sheherezade – thrilling and uplifting! Music here: and here on Spotify: Please listen, like, share!
Give yourself a fright with a witches party on Bald Mountain! Scary stuff: Music here: or here on Spotify: Please listen, like, share subscribe on iTunes or your favourite podcast provider! Visit cacophonyonline.com
This is punchy music that still swings and sings and sends an energising message of optimism and generosity of spirit… though the composer’s claims would have been more modest. Intro here: Music here – highly recommended video: And here on … Listen
I love the fun and exuberance of this movement from Beethoven’s ‘first’ Piano Concerto. For Beethoven, playing the piano at the first performance would have been the least of his worries, because he had to arrange the whole concert. Here’s … Listen