Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Music of Life

This fall the Polley Music Library compiled a list of compact discs that contained both relaxing and expansive music for use with a class at the local community college. Feedback was that the music was perfect for the intended purpose. Needless to say, musical emotions and reactions are very personal, and culturally predicated. If you would like to listen to relaxing and uplifting music as the hectic time of the holiday season approaches, you might try some of the albums listed here.
  • Bell, Joshua. Voice of the violin
  • Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Intermezzo
  • Botti, Chris. Italia
  • Curiale, Joseph. Awakening
  • Curiale, Joseph. The music of life
  • Faure, Gabriel. Pelleas et Melisande, op. 80 [and] Dolly
  • Galway, James. The Celtic minstrel
  • Grusin, Dave. The orchestral album
  • Loussier, Jacques. Jacques Loussier Trio plays Debussy
  • Ma, Yo Yo. Simply baroque
  • Morricone, Ennio. Yo Yo Ma plays Ennio Morricone
  • O'Grady, Geraldine. The lark in the clear air
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Cinema serenade
  • Rittenour, Lee. Two worlds
  • Rodrigo, Joaquin. Concerto de Aranjuez
  • Rutter, John. Distant land
  • Satie, Erik. The magic of Satie
  • Tailleferre, Germaine. Works for two pianos & piano 4-hands

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