The First Symphony

Today’s selection is from Symphony Number One in D Major by Gustav Mahler (1860-1911). It is song number 75 in the list of 100 Classical Songs. Don’t forget to clap! Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D Major, also known as the ‘Titan’ symphony, was primarily composed between the 20th January and the end ofContinue reading “The First Symphony”

A Little Night Music

Yesterday’s Mozart song sounded so good I thought I would follow it up with two more songs today. Number 71 in the countdown of 100 classical songs is titled Eine kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music), written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). And number 72 is Sonata in C Major by the same composer. ItContinue reading “A Little Night Music”

Song Number 70

Today’s song was written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) and is titled Alleluia. It is number 70 in the countdown of 100 classical songs, which means there are only 30 songs left. This religious solo motet was composed when Mozart was staying in Milan during the production of his opera Lucio Silla which was beingContinue reading “Song Number 70”

Today’s Presentation Has Been Pre-Recorded

Today’s song was written by Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827) and is entitled Fur Elise. It is number 69 in the countdown of 100 classical songs. Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor for solo piano, commonly known as Für Elise, is one of Ludwig van Beethoven’s most popular compositions. It was not published during his lifetime,Continue reading “Today’s Presentation Has Been Pre-Recorded”

Today’s Winner is…

You! You are today’s winner. And today’s song is number 67 in the countdown of classical music. It is from the opera entitled Hansel and Gretel by Englebert Humperdinck (1854-1921), who described it as a Märchenoper (fairy-tale opera). The libretto was written by Humperdinck’s sister, Adelheid Wette, based on the Grimm brothers’ fairy tale “HanselContinue reading “Today’s Winner is…”

Song Numbers 63-66 are In The Books

(Just in time for the baseball playoffs.) The sixty-third entry in the countdown of 100 classical songs was written by Claude Debussy (1862-1918) and is entitled Golliwog’s Cake-Walk. For everything you have ever wanted to know about a Golliwog, but were afraid to ask: Number 64 was written by Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849) and isContinue reading “Song Numbers 63-66 are In The Books”