J. S. Bach - Suite for Unaccompanied Cello No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011 - Mstislav Rostropovich
The first years at my college are much better musicians than the other members of my class in the second year. They are also passionate about classical music! I feel I have people to relate to (Apart from the fact we’re 4 years apart age wise)
Q:What's your most funniest concert experience?
Oh gosh, let me think!
I was once at the Menuhin Hall for a student performance. As I was walking up the stairs two older ladies behind me called out to me. I turned around and one of them said “I just have to say, I absolutely love your socks!”
I look down and notice that my trouser cuff had folded up at such an angle that one of my socks was on show. I happened to be wearing a florescent green socks with grinning faces scattered all over it. They then proceeded to tell me about a concert they went to where the pianist had bright blue socks.
Probably not that funny for someone reading this, but it made me giggle at the time.
Finnish composer Jean Sibelius was born on December 8, 1865. His music — especially Finlandia (listen here), which is to this day one of Finland’s most important songs beside the national anthem — played a vital role in the establishment of Finnish national identity in the wake of over a century of Russian rule. In 1986, Sibelius was honored with a portrait on the 100 markkaa note, along with other national heroes of Finnish culture.
(Photo source: S.P.I.N.)
Eric Whitacre - The Seal Lullaby
The Eric Whitacre Singers
And of course this would show up on my dash.
Fun fact, did you know that Seal Lullaby was originally written for the opening scene of a Dreamworks animated movie about a White Seal? The film (and thus the song) was dropped in favour of Kungfu Panda.
Would anyone be ever so kind to recommend some good cheering up music?
Horowitz plays Mazurka Op.17 No.4 in A minor