Music which has profoundly influenced and acted as the soundtrack to my life…
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St. John’s Passion (BWV 245). Best seen live, but an excellent online version by the Netherlands Bach Society can be found on YouTube here.
St. Matthew’s Passion (BWV 244). An excellent online version by the Netherlands Bach Society can be found on YouTube here.
Cantata : Wachet auf Ruft Uns die Stimme
Songs, song cycles, arias, and musical scenes I love… and recommend.
Candide. One version with Jerry Hadley, June Anderson and Christa Ludwig with Leonard Bernstein conducting can be found on YouTube here.
- “Make Our Garden Grow” from Candide.
West Side Story
Basically, all of them.
Four Last Songs.
- Frühling” (Spring)
- Beim Schlafengehen (When Falling Asleep), and;
- Im Abendrot (At Sunset).
Five Sacred Songs.
Prelude and Libestod from Tristan und Isolde. A version with Kirsten Flagstaff can be found here.
So what do you think? Any works of literature you would like to recommend? Please comment, below, or email me your suggestions at email@example.com.