Monday’s Music – Antonio Vivaldi

Shame on me! I forgot to post some music on Monday! I guess, that’s what happens, when you’re back from vacation Sunday night and have to go back straight to work the very next day. Sorry about that, guys!

Today, it’s going to be very sophisticated: it’s all about classical music! I know, it’s something so different, but I’m really enjoying this kind of music right now and especially this song: Le quattro stagioni – L’inverno!

 

It is by far one of my all time classical favorites and this version by Italian violinist Félix Ayo is the best, that is out there! The first 3 minutes and 28 seconds are the best part of the entire “Le quattro stagioni” piece! It sounds so powerful and perfectly played, that it gives me the chills, every time I’m listening to it! I’ve never heard a version of this song with this much perfection like Félix Ayo’s and I’ve heard many. Either they all have been too fast, too slow or the violins just sounded scratchy and blunt. It is all about the musician, because they make the huge difference, if a classical masterpiece sounds like one, so you think, you’re in heaven, or is a torture and only hurts your ears.

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Classical music is the mother of all music genres, so we should appreciate it more and sometimes listen to it more often. It really is inspiring and also relaxing. And if the myth about your child becoming good at math, while you’re listening to classical music during your pregnancy, is true, I’ll be the first one to try! Because I suck at math!

Monday’s Music – Purity Ring

Are you guys as sick of this Winter as much as I am!?! I can’t take this foggy, rainy and freezing weather any longer! So what do I do, if I’m trying to distract myself from going all crazy and hit by a winter depression? Yes, I’m listening to music, which is helping me to look forward to sunshine, warmth, tweeting birds and flowers! So I discovered an electric-pop band from Canada called “Purity Ring”.

I’m listening to their song “Fineshrine” every day now, especially in the mornings, when I’m about to go to work and it’s still dark and silent outside. The sound of their album “Shrines” (get it here!) has a drawing effect on me. It’s calming and stirring at the same time. It’s this kind of sound, I would listen to, when I’m on my way back home from a party and only the shiny city lights are my witnesses. The voice of singer Megan James sounds crystal clear and harmonious and gives the bands name it’s perfect meaning.

 

I’m for not the biggest fan of electro-pop music, but from time to time I get caught up in that sound like I did with “Purity Ring” this time. It’s a nice mucial transition from Winter to Spring. It sounds refreshing and light. The perfect type of music to get rid of the cold and grey season, which lasted too long now already! So if you guys feel like getting in the mood of Springtime, listen to “Purity Ring” or any other band, that lifts up your mood!

Soring is coming very soon!