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My Top Ten Classics..


My Top Ten Classics..


My love of music isn’t just Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles and Rolling Stones etc...I also appreciate and have been affected by many kinds but classical music I hold close to my heart as its without doubt the most emotional...so in no particular order, ten of my favourite songs...




The Flower Duet (Lakmé) by Leo Delibes... which as you will remember a certain airline used this music for their advertising...about a lady and her maid collecting flowers by the river...

https://youtu.be/uH_zBNIP1Yw

Under the thick dome where the white jasmine

With the roses entwined together

On the river bank covered with flowers laughing in the morning

Let us descend together!

Gently floating on its charming risings,

On the river’s current

On the shining waves,

One hand reaches,

Reaches for the bank,

Where the spring sleeps,

And the bird, the bird sings.

Under the thick dome where the white jasmine

Ah! Calling us together!

Under the thick dome where white jasmine

With the roses entwined together

On the river bank covered with flowers laughing in the morning

Let us descend together!

Gently floating on its charming risings,

On the river’s current

On the shining waves,

One hand reaches,

Reaches for the bank,

Where the spring sleeps,

And the bird, the bird sings.

Under the thick dome where the white jasmine

Ah! Calling us together!







Pachelbel's Canon in D...A German composer born 1653 and died 1706...another one used for advertising but the life of me I cannot remember what but lambs come to mind,,

https://youtu.be/hOA-2hl1Vbc






Vltava by Bedrich Smetana March 1824 – May 1884 is one of my first encounters with classical music, it is also about a stream that turns into a raging river, then calms as it meets the sea and it just reminded me, of me..the trials the pains the angers of life which soon dissipate when one is accepted into something greater, be it God, Death or life, it still sends shivers down my spine when I hear it..

https://youtu.be/exz6zD056zk







Nimrod by Edward Elgar June 1857- May 1934 an English composer, most notably used at funerals but mostly war memorials as its just makes you want to weep...so powerful..

https://youtu.be/x-oSz7pNj5o (With Churchill)

https://youtu.be/TMroQrL3Nrw (Just the music)





Samuel Barber 1910-1981...Adagio for strings an American compose and used in the film Platoon, just hauntingly beautiful...

https://youtu.be/KylMqxLzNGo





Juliette Pochin, Sposa from the album Venezia...with a voice like melted chocolate.

https://youtu.be/2LD45fS_nHE







Pavarotti - Nessun Dorma... from Giacomo Puccini's opera Turandot 

https://youtu.be/rTFUM4Uh_6Y

None shall sleep,
None shall sleep!
Even you, oh Princess,
In your cold room,
Watch the stars,
That tremble with love
And with hope.
But my secret is hidden within me,
My name no one shall know,
No... no...
On your mouth, I will tell it,
When the light shines.
And my kiss will dissolve the silence that makes you mine!
(No one will know his name and we must, alas, die.)
Vanish, o night!
Set, stars! Set, stars!
At dawn, I will win!
I will win!
I will win!






Jerusalem by William Blake and Sir Hubert Parry.

For me, this should be our national anthem as I am no royalist but this makes me want to sing my lungs out especially when I watch England play rugby ...

https://youtu.be/rT1HEXNI9c4





Abide with Me by Henry Francis Lyte 1793-1847

https://youtu.be/qTQoPg856Ow






JS Bach, born March1685- July1750...Air on a G String.

Procul Harum copied this way back in the sixties...

https://youtu.be/EPrKqbctx8U



Hope if nothing else you are now relaxed...thanks for listening..

All photos taken and owned by me...



Kim Wheeler Hace 4 d · #8

#6 Yea..google it is as I cannot think of one..no disrespect to the ladies who might read this but I just cannot name one..

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Kim Wheeler Hace 4 d · #7

#5 Thank you Gert.......I must admit it was a very relaxing experience for me as well................although I like all kinds of music..especially the loud stuff..there is only one kind of music where I can just close my eyes and shed a tear or ten at the emotional content in the sound and thoughts of the composer..

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Neil Smith Hace 5 d · #6

#4 I would be surprised if there weren't Kim but without resorting to google I can't think of single one which is odd as playing such music would have been acceptable for women of breeding even in the most strait laced times in our history. Writing it however obviously was somewhat less acceptable.

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Gert Scholtz Hace 5 d · #5

@Kim Wheeler I have been sitting here listening to these beautiful, haunting, uplifting compositions for some time, and I will come back to listen again. Many thanks for posting such a superb collection of classics, Kim. Wonderful post!

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Kim Wheeler Hace 5 d · #4

#3 any others more recent Neil..??

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Neil Smith Hace 5 d · #3

#2 I only know two and both were related to male composers. Fanny Mendelssohn was Felix's sister and some of her work was published under his name. The other is Clara Schumann who was the wife of Robert Schumann. Clara was better known as a performer than a composer but she did both. 

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Kim Wheeler Hace 5 d · #2

#1 Took me over four days to just remember the songs let alone name them Neil...and yes so many not chosen...suprised at how few women were classical composers...in fact I cant name one...

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Neil Smith Hace 5 d · #1

Pachelbel was used in a Dulux ad I think. Anything by Elgar would be worth a listen. I remember being told by a girlfriend some years ago that he was just "so English". She was a professional musician and said this like it was a bad thing but his sense of place is what gives the music it's understated charm and power. At the mention of Jerusalem I always think of the film Chariots of fire where it was used so well in one scene. No Vaughan Williams but I can get over it. Thanks for the list @Kim Wheeler.

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