Crystal's list

People keep asking for my 100 Symphonies in 100 Days List! Here it is with the recordings I picked and what I thought about them. If you want to do a similar challenge, you don't have to listen to the same symphonies. For example, we had 50 pick your own and just set a certain # of symphonies by each composer (or era or gender, for example).

Less Than a Week to Go!!!

I never blogged in August. It was a very busy month. At the beginning of the month I listened to composers from "National Schools". From 1830-1950, as "modern nation states emerged, music for many composers became a means of asserting their national identity."

Some more popular composers that can fall into this category:

  • Elgar (British)
  • Sibelius (Scandinavian)
  • Vaughn Williams (British)
  • Rachmaninoff (Russian)

Many of these composers used folk music in their classical compositions. New composers I found and liked:

  • Glinka (Russian)
  • Carl Nielsen (Scandinavian) He is a new favorite of mine!

I am in the modern period---and I'm enjoying it more than I thought!

Paula M.....