Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Just for fun, I went looking for some more Modest Mussorgsky music on YouTube.....since Halloween is this Friday, you might enjoy listening to A Night on Bald Mountain. This is in the original Fantasia, and it was very spooky to me as a kid, so some of you may prefer to NOT watch the Disney version below, and just listen to the music.
Other spooky classical music to listen to:
Toccata and Fugue in Dm by J.S. Bach
In the Hall of the Mountain King by Edvard Grieg
Hungarian Dance No. 5 by Johannes Brahms
On the opposite spectrum of music moods, I also posted Mussorgsky's Ballet of the Chickens in their Shells. A nice performance by the Bekova sisters. Enjoyable!
So I'll be updating this with our new teams of Kabalevsky and Dvorak, as well as whatever occurs to me to make this more user friendly.
Be sure to leave a comment in the comments section if you watch one or more of the videos, so I can give credit to your team.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
This is Ravel's Pavane for a Dead Princess. The recording is on the quiet side, so turn up your speakers. Notice how she brings out the melody and keeps the inner chords quiet! If you have time, why not compare her performance to several others on YouTube?