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What else? Now is the month of Maying. By Thomas Morley. One of my favorite composers. And it is May,. Advertisements

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My favorite Prokofiev Piano Concerto — though they are all wonderful: Concerto #1 performed by Sviatoslav Richter. Db major Op 10.

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The Lieutenant Kije Suite by Prokoviev. All hail the famous but non existent Lieut. Kije. Courageous beyond description! A hero beyond other heroes. Used in many films and often used as a stub in film trailers,

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J. S. Bach. Goldberg Variations. Played by Gustav Leonhardt. Wow! I always hear something new when I listen to the Goldberg Variations, but especially when I listen to Gustav Leonhardt. Variation 4. Wow.

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Leonard Bernstein conducting the Prelude to Richard Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde. Controversially slow. But is it Fm7b5? Or some sort of slightly weird sus II or V (in A minor) or something else entirely?

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Vera Lynn. We’ll meet again. A famous WWII song, also made famous by its use by Stanley Kubrick

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Jean-Baptiste Luly: Premiere Suite Le Bougeois Gentilhomme, The play The Bougeois Gentleman by Moleire originally had music, by Lully. Lully was a conductor in addition to being a composer, and in fact, he died of conducting (look it up!).

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