When somebody asks you "what kind of music do you like?", it is one of the most awkward questions to answer, but when somebody concretely asks you to make a playlist, it is the same question, but it suddenly becomes exciting.
Click play and let the music start.
Let's start with some church music. I discovered the
Bach chorale through this book called "Bach Choral-Gesänge". I had
bought it in the hopes of finding some secrets about the fundamentals of
music... Well, I've discovered some good chorales, but no secrets yet!
Bach - Durch dein Gefängnis
Messiaen - O Sacrum Convivium
that we're done with the spiritual obligation, it's time to wake up the
brain. I don't quite understand why, but when I listen to Stravinsky, I
always get the impression that my intellect is being awaken, even though
I am thinking about nothing!
Stravinsky - Piano Sonata
Stravinsky - Tango
little bit of jazz-oriented stuffs? Joni Mitchell's 'Sometimes I'm
Happy' is a song that I discovered through a friend of mine. We had this
on-going question about a weird note that we heard in the flute part,
so I wrote to the arranger of this version (Vince Mendoza) on Facebook.
To my surprise, he gave a fully explained reply, with a summarized score
Jan Johansson - Visa fran Utanmyra
Björk - Pabbi Minn
Joni Mitchell - Sometimes I'm Happy (Mendoza version)
Pat Metheny - Better Days Ahead
Count Basie - Hay Burner
Some Latin feel? In first year of high school, I'd listen to Morbid Angel at
maximum volume on the way to school and back home. In last year of high
school, the repertoire changed to the Pink Martini album.
Pink Martini - Clementine
Tomatito - Pa La Pimpi
I'm warmed up enough to jump into the pop world. As a naive university
freshman full of dreams, the first item I bought for the dorm room was a
Philips alarm-CD player. The first measures of 'Free As A Bird' was the
sound I woke up to every morning, for about three weeks, until the CD
player got smashed...
Tan Dun & Jane Zhang - Only for Love
The Beatles - Free As A Bird
Nirvana - Even In His Youth
wrap up with some Ravel. I didn't expect it but I got a little bit
retrospective up there. It makes me realize that I've been listening to
the same songs for quite a long time now. Time to get adventurous
again... Thanks for reading/listening. Have a good Sunday.
Ravel - Adagio Assai