Music Favorites Part 4: Piano Edition

It’s been an interesting week, friends. However, while all of us have ups and downs, music is always there to offer love and support. So this week I’d like to share with you some of my favorite pieces written for piano. Chopin Nocturne in E Major, Op. 62 No. 2 Published in 1846, the two…

Clair de lune by Debussy

One of the most famous pieces of music ever written: Composed originally in 1890 (but not published until 1905), “Clair de lune” is the third movement in a set of four pieces known as Suite bergamesque. Debussy based it on Paul Verlaine’s poem of the same name: Clair de lune (Moonlight) Votre âme est un paysage…

Music Favorites Part 2

Welcome to the second installment of Music Favorites. Check out part 1 here! It’s so hard for me to pick a favorite piece of music. It’s like asking a mom to pick her favorite child or a movie fanatic to pick his favorite film. But I have compiled a list of my favorite works to share,…

Music Inspired by Water Part 2

Okay guys, here’s the second installment of the series Music Inspired by Water. Check out part one here! Last time we talked about orchestral music, so today’s playlist is piano works inspired by water. First up: Jeux d’eau (“Playing Water”) by Ravel (1875-1937). The composer himself said of this piano work: Jeux d’eau, appearing in 1901, is at the origin…

Music Favorites Part 1

These last few months have been a little crazy and stressful. Okay, a lot crazy and stressful. I decided to take a little break today and listen to some music that I like, so I thought I’d share some of those pieces with you. Prelude in B minor by Rachmaninoff First up: Prelude in B minor…

“Nuages” by Debussy

Claude Debussy (1862-1918) was one of the most important composers leading into the 20th century. He pushed against boundaries, created his own harmonies, and paved the way for future composers to compose beautiful and unique sounds. Read more about him here. Nuages is the first movement of a work called Nocturnes , a set of three symphonic poems…