Thursday, February 27, 2014

Tinkly Stuff That Sounds Elegant

Here is a bunch of stuff from my tape-off-the-radio days.  I've been able to identify only a few of the pieces, but they are all harpsichord or related performances.  To my mind, this is one of the perfect background reading-or-studying kinds of music.

There are 19 tracks.  Tracks 3 and 4 are Bach's Prelude and Fuge in C Major, the first two pieces of Book One of The Well-Tempered Clavier.  Track 8 is Beethoven's Minuet in G, also known to some as the "think music" piece in the film The Music Man.  It's the "la-dee-dah, dee-dah, dee-dah" melody that his would-be band members are supposed to conceptualize in their heads before trying to play.

Other than those three selections, the names and composers of the other pieces are up for identifying!

Give 'em a listen.

If you like this sort of music, then this is the sort of music you will like! 


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