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. I also made it in the key of A Major instead of D MInor. I wonder if Gustav Mahler would approve? (The name of the symphony contains the wordsContinue reading “The First Symphony”

Everyone, Sing Along

I have always loved this song. Even if I didn’t know until recently that it was written by Hubert Parry (1848-1918), and it is called Jerusalem. It is song number 74 in the countdown of 100 Classical Songs. After I finish the list I plan on writing my own music. I will turn music onContinue reading “Everyone, Sing Along”

Song Number 73

Today’s song contains selected melodies from The Merry Widow, by Franz Lehar (1870-1948). It is number 73 in the countdown of 100 Classical Songs. Franz Lehár was an Austro-Hungarian composer. He is mainly known for his operettas, of which the most successful and best known is The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe). Lehár was bornContinue reading “Song Number 73”

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”

Number 68

Today’s songs are selected melodies from MHS Pinafore, written by Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900). Do you know what a Pinafore is? It is a “collarless sleeveless dress worn over a blouse or sweater; a jumper.” H.M.S. Pinafore; or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur SullivanContinue reading “Number 68”

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…”

And Then There’s Claude

What is it about Claude DeBussy’s music? It sounds like something you would hear in a dream. Number 61 on our countdown of classics is Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, written by Claude DeBussy (1862-1918). The opening note is the same as in The Girl With the Flaxen Hair Claude Debussy wasContinue reading “And Then There’s Claude”