Classical Music

Antonin Dvorak ~ Czeck Romantic Music ~ Symphony No. 8

The famous Czech composer Antonin Dvorak is best known for his 9th Symphony, “The New World Symphony,” which he composed during the winter and spring of 1893 in New York City when he was the Director of the National Conservatory of Music (1892-1895).  It has been so amazingly popular since its first performance  that it has […]

“The Planets” ~ A Musical Astrological Guide by Gustav Holst

Gustav Holst was a prolific English composer who is most famous for his fabulous seven movement orchestral suite, The Planets, which he composed between 1914 and 1916.  Holst was a devotee of astrology.  Each movement is named for a planet in the known solar system of his time with the exception of Earth.  Included in the […]

“Romances for Saxaphone” ~ Branford Marsalis

This beautiful album dates from 1986.  I have always loved it. Artists; Branford Marsalis – Saxophones The English Chamber Orchestra, Andrew Litton, Dir. Tallis Chamber Choir, Philip Simms, Dir.   “L’Isle Joyeuse” – 6:40 ~ Debussy “Pavane” – 5:40 ~ Faure “Arabesque No. 1” – 4:11 ~ Debussy “Vocalise” – 5:58 ~ Rachmaninoff “Pastorale” – 2:42 […]