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3rd night. It’s already strike 3 for this series of less-sleep nights. Still, I’m trying to finish some academic and research papers which are due very soon. Generally, I’m still doing well, but it seems my heart’s not in it.

Going back at this other, lighter, nightly business blogging break, here are some stuff you surely know, but you just don’t realize that you actually know them. These are five of the tunes I’m drowning myself to at these unsettling hours. Feel free to give the links some generous clicks. Btw, I included background reviews from Wikipedia for those who are lazy enough to do a few more clicks about the concerned composers. I don’t want to be Sotto-fied but I don’t have some extra neurons to the job for now.

Guiseppe Verdi – Aida Grand March (1813-1901). One of the most influential composers of the 19th century. Some of his works include "La donna è mobile" from Rigoletto, "Va, pensiero" (The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) from Nabucco, "Libiamo ne' lieti calici" (The Drinking Song) from La traviata and the "Grand March" from Aida. And yes, it's that graduation march.

Gioachino Rossini – William Tell Overture (1792-1868). He had been the most popular opera composer in history. His best-known operas are the Italian comedies Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) and La Cenerentola and the French-language epics Moïse et Pharaon and Guillaume Tell

Felix Mendelssohn – Midsummer Nights Dream Op61 (1809-1847). His most-performed works are Overture and incidental music for A Midsummer Night's Dream, the Italian Symphony, the Scottish Symphony, the overture The Hebrides, his Violin Concerto, and his String Octet. He is one among the most popular composers of the Romantic era.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachmusikt (1756-1791). He composed over 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers, and his influence on subsequent Western art music is profound; Beethoven composed his own early works in the shadow of Mozart, and Joseph Haydn wrote that "posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years.

Ludwig van Beethoven – Für Elise (1770-1827. One of the most famous and influential composers. His best known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 concertos for piano, 32 piano sonatas, and 16 string quartets. He also composed other chamber music, choral works (including the celebrated Missa Solemnis), and songs.

Any favourites so far?

Timeless Timeless Reviewed by Olivr on 11:06 AM Rating: 5


  1. that sounds bad you can finish what ever your doing there but you might end up sick or something

  2. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.. Lagi kong naririnig dati sa bahay. XD

  3. ^ Check 1:57 of Aida, the rest familiar na sa simula pa lang ng kanta.

  4. Where's Bach?
    Would you believe I have original CDs of them which we bought at National Bookstore on Sale at PhP75.00 each only? My fave of course is Beethoven's Fur Elise which my son can play like a real Beethoven ;)

  5. Nasa playlist din sya, di lang kumasya dito.

  6. Nako classical music lover ako! Aida is one of my favorites. Kasi ito rin ang nagiisang opera na nakita ko sa buong buhay ko hahaha! The music is beautiful. Hindi alam ng marami pero sa opera na ito kinuha yung triumphal march na laging naririnig tuwing graduation. It really ruined my opera experience because during the scene sa pagpasok ng pharaoh, pinatugtog nila yung triumphal march, and scenes of graduation ceremony kept flashing in my mind. bad trip!

    Try also Bizet's Carmen and Puccini's Gianni Schicchi and Turandot.

    Do you listen to them while studying?

    I think you should also include Rachmaninoff. Oh my gosh, I get orgasms when I listen to his piano concertos! hahahaha!

    but if you want something more contemporary there's Yiruma, who's quite melodrammatic.

    And then there's also Ryuichi Sakamoto. Madalas siya magkaroon ng concert dito sa Florence.


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