I have added my recommendations for some classical music CDs to listen to durning a star party or any other time. The teenage boys in my astronomy club listen to classical music when we have our star parties. I have decided that I should introduce them to more than the stars on those nights. Many of them really like it and the rest are coming around. :) Here are some of my recommendations.
Underneath the music are some astronomy and space flight videos that I would recommend. Enjoy.
Beethoven: Symphonies no 5 & 7 / Mravinsky, Leningrad $4.47 Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven Conductor: Eugen Mravinsky Orchestra: Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra Audio CD Number of Discs: 1
The Bernstein Century - Beethoven: Symphony no 3 'Eroica' / Bernstein, Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven Conductor: Leonard Bernstein Orchestra: New York Philharmonic Orchestra Audio CD Number of Discs: 1 Bernstein's astonishing powers of communication as both conductor and teacher permeate this account of the landmark Eroica Symphony (recorded in one day in 1964 under legendary producer John McClure); filling out the disc is a lengthy excerpt from his broadcast discussion of the work, "How a Great Symphony Was Written."
IMMORTAL BELOVED Beethoven. $14.99
Although I would not recommened the movie to anyone who loves God, I would recommend the soundtrack. The soundtrack has a good selection of Beethoven's music. I really enjoy this CD. This is the CD the Astronuts played while watching the meteor shower in Dec.
Beethoven: Complete Violin Sonatas / J. Szigeti, C. Arrau Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven Performer: Claudio Arrau, Joseph Szigeti Number of Discs: 3 Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in A major, Opus 12 Sonata for Violin and Piano no 5 in F major, Opus 24 "Spring" And others! $35.07
Beethoven: 5 Piano Concertos / Brendel, Rattle, Vienna PO $34.28 Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven Conductor: Simon Rattle Performer: Alfred Brendel Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Audio CD / DDD / Number of Discs: 3
Brahms, Beethoven: Violin Concertos / Heifetz, Reiner, Munch Composer: Johannes Brahms, Ludwig van Beethoven Conductor: Fritz Reiner, Charles Munch Performer: Jascha Heifetz Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra Bmg/Rca Victor - #5402 / January 1, 1987 Audio CD / ADD / Number of Discs: 1 Concerto for Violin in D major, Opus 77 Composed by Johannes Brahms Concerto for Violin in D major, Opus 61 Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Brahms: Symphonies nos 1-4, Haydn Variations / Sanderling $12.57 Composer: Johannes Brahms Conductor: Kurt Sanderling Orchestra: Dresden Staatskapelle Audio CD Number of Discs: 3
ETERNAL BEETHOVEN-AGELESS TIMELESS MUSICAL CLASSICSOur Price: $5.49
This has more of Beethoven's music and is another one of my favorite CDs. It also has Moonlight Sonata, Op. 27, No 2 which is one of my favorite compositions. I am not really sure you can make heaven without being familiar with this piece. :) It also has another of my favorite Beethoven compositions, Piano Concerto No. 5 in E Flat Major, "Emperor"
FUR ELISE- BEST OF ROMANTIC PIANO MUSIC Our Price: $5.49
The term "romantic" in the title refers to a period of music. This CD has a selection of music by many different composers. Since I love the panio, I have added this CD.
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Classical Music $10.49 This CD is playing as I type this. This was the second classical music tape I bought when I began to get interested in classical music. I wore the tape out and had to buy a CD. It has a selection of all types of classical music. It is a good CD for a beginner in classical music. The Astronuts listened to this tape during the Leonid shower this November.
CLASSICAL MUSIC FOR PEOPLE WHO HATE CLASSICAL MUSIC $10.49
This CD is the third tape I bought when I began to listen to classical music. I didn't wait for the tape to ware out before I bought the CD. Like the CD above, this CD also has a selection of all types of classical music. It too is a good CD for beginners.
THE CHOPIN COLLECTION: THE NOCTURNS/ ARTUR RUBINSTEIN I love Chopin's nocturns. Do they ever complement a starry night!! A nocturn deals with evening or night and is a dreamy pensive composition for the piano. Chopin is the master of this form. You have to try his nocturns.
100 Fiedler Favorites $46.77
Seven dics of music. This is a fun CD. Who doesn't like The Stars And Stripes Forever played by the Boston Pops? This set is pure fun. For any lover of light classical music, they are certainly one of the best buys available.
Great Melodies of the Classics [BOX SET] $8.78 Composer: George Frideric Handel, Ludwig van Beethoven, et al. Audio CD / DDD / Number of Discs: 3 This set has excerpts from Handel's Messiah,his Music for the Royal Fireworks Suite, his Water Music. It also has music form Beethoven and Wagner.
The most relaxing classical album in the world...ever $20.67 Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach, Edvard Grieg, et al. Audio CD Number of Discs: 2 This set includes the following: Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach 2. Peer Gynt, Opus 23: no 13, Act 4 Prelude - Morning Composed by Edvard Grieg 3. Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major: Canon Composed by Johann Pachelbel 4. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude. Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major, K 299 (297c): 2nd movement, Andantino Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 14. Concerto for Violin in F minor, Opus 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno": 2nd movement, Largo Composed by Antonio Vivaldi 6. Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467 Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach 5. Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 1, Lent et douloureux Composed by Erik Satie 6. Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467 2nd movement, AndanteConcerto for 2 Mandolins in G major, F 5 no 2/RV 532: 2nd Movement, Andante Composed by Antonio Vivaldi 27. Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622: 2nd movement, Adagio Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Mozart in the Morning / Marriner, Uchida, Hollinger Our Price: $11.49 Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Conductor: Sir Neville Marriner Performer: Peter Damm, Mitsuko Uchida, et al. Orchestra: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens., et al. Audio CD Number of Discs: 1 I keep checking this out of the library. That is a sign that it is time to buy it.
Mozart at Midnight Our Price: $11.49 Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Conductor: Sir Neville Marriner, Jeffrey Tate, et al. Performer: Mitsuko Uchida, Karl Leister, et al. Orchestra: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, English Chamber Orchestra, et al. Audio CD Number of Discs: 1
MUSIC OF THE NIGHT-THE ESSENTIAL CHOPIN COLLECTION The title says it all. I love Chopin's music and I love the piano. This is one of my favorite CDs. This is a must.