Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Most beautiful songs ever written (late music monday)

It's a sin to not share with anyone who is unfamiliar with these songs...

5. Humoresque by Dvořák (Itzhak Perlman and Yo-Yo Ma)
I've always loved this - especially the contrast between the light, almost child-like part a, and then the deep, emotional part b. I love it when the whole orchestra comes in! And who agrees with me that the cello is the most beautiful instrument of all time? I want to marry a cellist...

4. The Wedding by James Newton Howard, from Defiance (Featuring Joshua Bell)
I keep thinking I'll get tired of this. Running on 200 plays, and it hasn't happened yet. Oh, and if you haven't seen Defiance, it's incredible.

3. Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra by Nigel Hess, from Ladies in Lavender (Joshua Bell)
So beautiful. And another great movie.

2. Main Theme from Schindler's List by John Williams (Itzhak Perlman)
It was so hard deciding not to put this one as #1. It's so, so, SO gorgeous. EVERYONE should listen to this.

1. Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso by John Williams (Itzhak Perlman)
There are no words.

Whoever said that music is food for the soul was so right. I couldn't live without music.

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