It’s been a hectic month. I try to begin each month with the appropriate selection from Tschaikovsky’s The Seasons, and I post some kind of music, classical or otherwise, every Friday. I neglected the former at the beginning of this month, and the latter this Friday past. Therefore, I have rectified this: you may listen to Tschaikovsky here and Friday’s music–for which I selected Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier–here. Enjoy!
Had to do the Eighth movement by movement. Also, last year I must have started this series on a Sunday instead of a Monday, since I’m having to repost two for today. Nevertheless, enjoy.
I couldn’t find a single video of the whole Fourth, nor could I get all movements from the same performance. Also, the Fifth deserves a day of its own, but if I don’t double up here I won’t get the week done right. Oh, well. It’s still Ludwig Van’s symphonies, so it’s OK.
I’m reposting the series I did for finals week awhile back–I think it’s worth making it a tradition!
Today begins finals week at the college where I teach. I heard several years ago that one of the Ivy League colleges had a tradition of playing Beethoven’s symphonies back-to-back over the college radio station to end finals week. Well, I’m not Ivy League, and this isn’t radio, but I thought I’d post all nine of Beethoven’s symphonies between now and Friday. Since that’s only six days, I’ll have to double up three times. I’ll reserve Friday for the Ninth, which deserves a day all to itself. Today I’m posting the First and Second. To all out there, whether you’re taking finals this week or not (whether you’re even in school or not, for that matter), enjoy!