Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Classical Music for The Adventurous Boy.

I do enjoy Classical Music. Not too long ago Josiah and I were driving in the car. (at least I was driving) The station was on classical radio. I can't even remember what was playing, but Josiah was transfixed. No talking. Nothing. He had a look on his face...I could tell he was doing a little day dreaming. The music was epic...lots of pounding drums and a sweeping melody.

What was he thinking about? Was he imagining he was an explorer? Or a pirate?  I decided to make a little playlist to introduce Josiah to some boy friendly Classical Music. 

So here it is. Classical Music for The Adventurous Boy. This is completely a subjective list. It also doesn't include my favorites...I tend to enjoy  the lighter more lyrical works.

I've embedded youtube videos I found. I apologize if there is any objectionable content. Some folks who comment on such sites really need to find other means of entertainment. I also chose a few of a live orchestra. I think it's fascinating to watch the conductor! And I also recognize I haven't been too original in some of my choices.  Come one...How could I resist the Richard Strauss piece for flying among the stars!

 Music to meet certain doom to ~ Toccata: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565- Johann Sebastian Bach 

Music to Sail Across the Ocean To ~ Piano Concerto No. 1: I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso - Tchaikovsky

Music to Battle a Pirate Ship to…. 1st Symphony (5/6); 4th movement; Boulez- Mahler

Music to battle (anything) to ~ Romeo and Juliet - Suites Nos.1 & 2: Montagues and Capulets (Dance of the Knights) - Sergey Prokofiev

Music you just have to climb a mountain to ~Rhapsody in Blue - George Gershwin

Music to ride the Open Range to ~ Rodeo Hoe-Down - Aaron Copland

Music to fly into Outer Space to Richard Strauss - Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30

Music to cross a desert on a horse with no name to ~William Tell Overture Finale -Gioachino Rossini

Music for when you finally beat that really difficult level in your favorite game ~ Ludwig Van Beethoven - 'Ode to Joy' from Symphony No. 9 in D minor 'Choral'

Music for  when you meet your one true love ~ Tchaikovsky - Fantasy Overture from Romeo and Juliet

Music to help you impress your mother because it is her favorite Classical Music piece ~Flower Duet - (Lakmé de Delibes)

Music to get all spazzy to ~ Sabre Dance - Aram Khachaturian

Music to face a Mighty Storm to ~ Flying Dutchman - Overture - Wagner

Music to have a really great sword fight to ~ The Firebird Infernal Dance - Igor Stravinksy

Music when you just need to march down the street ~ The Stars and Stripes Forever - John Philip Sousa

Music to Invade your backyard to ~ 1812 Overture (Finale) -Tchaikovsky

Music to run from Dragons (or Trolls) to ~ In the Hall of the Mountain King, Peer Gynt Suite for Orchestra N.º1, Op.46 - Edvard Grieg

Music that everyone must play when you walk into the room ~ Fanfare for the Common Man - Aaron Copeland

Music to fly around space and time in a little blue box to....because this is my blog.

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  1. This is an awesome list! thank you so much for adding all the YouTube links. Wonderful!


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