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27 November 2014, 23:06 | Updated: 28 November 2019, 22:32
It's the time of year when people give thanks for the good things in life. And there's one really rather big thing we're thankful for. Here's a clue: it has 12 tones but infinite possibility, beautiful harmony… and bassoons.
It's the time of year when people give thanks for the good things in life. Let's celebrate the thing that fills our hearts like nothing else.
A quick flick through any music theory book and you've found names for all future pets, children and yachts.
Whether you're a player or listener, try and get through a Brahms Adagio without looking like this...
Your jaw will drop, your knees will weaken, you'll sob with heartbreak and beam with sheer joy. Maybe all at the same time.
One fleeting phrase, one monumental chord, orchestral texture so lush you could get lost in it... There are some musical moments that say things that words never can. And we know it when we hear it.
This man is the world's greatest tenor. Thank you.
Beethoven, Mozart, Hildegard of Bingen, Shostakovich. Their lives and stories were amazing.
"I just have to drop Alice off to her contrabass lesson" ...said no mother ever.
Classical music is full of hidden codes, covert messages and unsolved mysteries - from Freemason subtext in Mozart's The Magic Flute to the hidden love letters in the music of Schumann and Brahms. And there are still musical enigmas waiting to be solved (we're looking at you, Bach and Elgar)
People have been going to classical music concerts and listening to great orchestras for hundreds of years. So whether you're listening to The Full Works Concert on Classic FM or popping down to your local concert hall, you're part of an incredible, living history. Here's the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic in 1920...
Well we always thought someone who knew their Beethoven from their Bach had a certain je ne sais quoi. But now science has backed us up! So put on some Mendelssohn and feel irresistible.
Fact. Name one child who hasn't at one time or another been soothed by a Brahms Lullaby, enchanted by a Grieg melody, or excited by the sound of the 1812 Overture. Exactly.
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Prokofiev’s timeless tale of a boy & his animal friends’ bravery is brought to life! Presented by special guest & ‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah’ correspondent Dulcé Sloan, watch & listen as the SF Symphony Youth Orchestra puts their talent on display in the classic musical fable 'Peter and the Wolf' along with other seasonal favorites. Dec 15 @stefancohenphoto