Music of the Day: 23/04/13

More recommended music for you, a huge variety again today.

Orchestral

  • Sergei Prokofiev, Symphony no. 1 in D, ‘Classical’, op. 25 // I heard an incredible performance of this by the LSO under Gergiev a couple of years ago, fantastic piece.

Chamber

  • Modest Mussorgsky, Pictures from an Exhibition // The orchestral version is very well-known (and I’m going to be conducting it in a workshop next Saturday), but of course the piano work came first.

Vocal

  •  John Blow, Venus and Adonis // It’s debateable where this lies on the spectrum between a masque and a full opera, but there’s no doubt that it was an important work in the period when English music and theatre were changing under the influence of operas from France and Italy. This was staged in Oxford a couple of years ago, very interesting listening. There do seem to be some recordings floating about the internet in various places.

Jazz

  • Hank Mobley, Soul Station

Rock/pop/?

  •  Foo Fighters, Monkey Wrench // Great song, popped up on my iPod the other day when I was running.

Check out more recommended music.

Advertisements

Tell us what you think...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s