In the spirit of Easter being tomorrow and spring coming (although if you live in the midwest you’d never know it), behold! Classical music inspired by chicks and hens. Is this a poorly-veiled excuse to share some of my favorite music ever? I’ll leave that for you to decide. Continue reading
First of all, my apologies for the hiatus. Illness can really knock you out, am I right?
And with that question, I have oh so masterfully segued into the topic of today’s post. (Mwah ha ha!)
Rhetorical Questions In Books…and Music Continue reading
Wow, has it really been over two years since I shared a Classical Music Story with The Great Gatsby?? We’re breaking the streak today with a short piano piece by Debussy, composer of the beloved “Clair de Lune.”
Classical Music Stories is a series that connects music to your favorite books and characters. Since listening to classical music can be like hearing a story (albeit an abstract one), imagining specific stories that match the music can make it that much more fun and accessible!
Estampes No. 3: Jardins Sous La Pluie by Claude Debussy Continue reading
And one more thrown in for good measure!
If you’re like me, one of the coolest things to find is an amazing mash-up book, like with a fairy tale re-imagined in a different world or a horror retelling of a literary classic (I’m looking at you, Jane Slayre). But what I’ve been discovering more and more lately is that music can be a mash-up, too, and when it is…well, let’s just say it can be pretty cool.
So behold! My top 3 music mash-ups (at different levels of mash-upiness.) Continue reading
It may not be new music, but I’ve recently discovered Indiana’s album “No Romeo” from 2015 (so hey, it’s new to me, alright?). There’s just something about her hypnotizing voice and driving electronic beats… Admittedly it took me awhile to dig them but now I’m seriously hooked.
Anyways, the lyrics to the first song off the album sound just like the monster singing to Victor Frankenstein after he refuses to build him a wife. (Side note: I always wonder when I come across these similarities whether it was purposeful on the part of the artist. I mean, you never know…)
Let’s look at a few of the lyrics, shall we? Continue reading
Christmas continues to approach, and what better way to celebrate than with some Christmas music? But not just any Christmas music…behold, the classical composer Alfred Schnittke’s rendition of “Silent Night” for violin and piano:
What starts out as a relatively simple, beautiful version of the carol starts to become unhinged towards the end of the first Continue reading
As Christmas approaches, I’ve found myself wondering: what holiday might certain beloved literary characters enjoy over all others?
1) Lydia & Kitty Bennett: Easter Continue reading