Classical

Beethoven – Symphony Nos.5 & 7 Conducted by Fritz Reiner

Posted by on October 7, 2010 at 10:00 am

Ah, Beethoven. My absolute favorite classical composer of all time. And who better to conduct than the extremely cool, red sweater wearing Fritz Reiner. I mean just look at him. Look at that determination on his face, that look of complete immersion in the music. I have to admit, of all the versions out there […]

Ravel’s Bolero – Perhaps the Greatest Piece of Music Ever Written

Posted by on July 19, 2010 at 8:55 am

I can very clearly remember my first encounter with the glorious sounds of Ravel’s Bolero. I was probably in 8th grade, perhaps earlier. Flipping around the TV I landed on PBS who were showing this incredible animation of dinosaurs roaming the earth set to an incredibly moving musical score. The excerpt turned out to be […]