100 Classical Songs

Months ago I started transcribing sheet music from The Big Book of Classical Music. There were forty different composers, and 352 pages of music. Today’s songs are song numbers 99 and 100. Song #99 was written by Johannes Brahms (1830-1897) and is an excerpt from the fourth movement of his First Symphony in C Minor.Continue reading “100 Classical Songs”

More Muzik

Song Number 98 in the countdown of 100 classical songs was written by Richard Wagner (1813-1883) and is titled The Evening Star. That means there are just two songs left. “Song to the Evening Star” (“O du, mein holder Abendstern”), also known as “Oh Star Of Eve”, is an aria sung by the character WolframContinue reading “More Muzik”

Just Three Songs Left

Song number 97 in our countdown of classics was written by Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884) and is titled The Moldau. I previously posted a longer version of this song, but this version comes from the music book titled “The Big Book of Classical Music.” You can almost see the water nymphs bathing in the moonlight. (WhatContinue reading “Just Three Songs Left”

96 Songs

That’s right, folks. This is song number 96 in our countdown of 100 classical songs. It was written by Richard Wagner (1813-1883) and is titled Bridal Chorus. I wonder what they played at weddings before 1850? Perhaps some Bach? In any event, we now have just four songs to go and we will have exploredContinue reading “96 Songs”

And Now For Something Different

Can you believe that it is almost the New Year? I can’t believe it. Here’s to a new year full of happiness and hope for everyone. Song Number 93 in our list of 100 classical songs was written by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) and is titled Quando men vo, which translates to “When I Drop.“ ThatContinue reading “And Now For Something Different”

Song Number 91

I have been busy all day long, finishing up the list of 100 classical songs. As I toil away, the rain falls outside. Song number 91 was written by Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904) and is titled Humoresque. This is another song by the same composer, it is called New World Symphony: Humoresques, Op. 101 (B. 187),Continue reading “Song Number 91”

Song Number 88

Song number 88 in our countdown of 100 classical songs is titled Vienna Life, and was written by Johann Strauss, Jr. (1825-1899): It is one of the longest songs I have posted yet, with a song length of 7 minutes and 31 seconds. It is 328 bars of sheet music, which took up 15 pagesContinue reading “Song Number 88”

Joseph Haydn Is In The House

Just the other day I was watching a show, and there was a familiar song playing in the background. I knew what song it was, because I had recently posted it. The song was “Waltz In A-Flat Major” by Chopin. (The show was called “Hanna” on Amazon Prime. The song was playing in the restaurantContinue reading “Joseph Haydn Is In The House”

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”