Just another reminder, or plea. I'd love to get others' musical tastes on here as well, so it's not just things I like (though I'm trying to be broad in what I post). It'd be cool to have suggestions, if anyone feels up to submitting a classical piece, jazz song, or pop, rock, or experimental song! I'll take any!
Thanks! Have a great Thursday everyone!
Ludwig Van Beethoven's Piano Concert No. 5 in E flat major Op. 73- "Emperor": II. Adagio
Beethoven allegedly penned this piece while hiding in his brother's basement in Vienna from Napoleon's invading armies.
Miles Davis' "Blue in Green"
This track is an early example of modal jazz, or jazz that doesn't revolve around a key or composition, but rather stays within the limits of a mode (8 notes in a particular sequence). The album this track in on, Kind of Blue, is the highest selling jazz album of all time.
Rock and Pop:
The Beatles' "A Day in the Life"
This track, the closing song from the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (oft cited in many publications as the greatest rock album ever recorded--but I'll leave that up for you to decide) is generally thought of as one of the Beatles' best. It combines 2 song fragments together--John Lennon's moody meditation on circadian life, and Paul McCartney's upbeat, off-kilter take on a morning nearly gone awry--and merges them with two thunderous, aleatoric (aleatoric, using the latin word for dice, 'alea,' is used to describe music that is left up to chance, or random--in this case, the Beatles asked the orchestra members to go from the lowest note of their register to the highest possible note their register contained on an E major chord in 12 bars, but how they got their was up to them) orchestral crescendos. A fun bit of trivia--the final, resonant E-chord was actually played on 9 pianos, a pump organ, and a harmonium.