Beethoven wrote his music for a play about a rebellious Roman General Corolianus who wages a war against all of Rome. The strong melody is Corolianus. The gentle second melody represent his mother, who begs Corolianus to make peace instead of war. Do you think Beethoven's two melodies show this contrast?
Rodrigo. a Spanish pianist and composer, wrote this lovely guitar music. He was inspired by the gardens of the Royal Palace of Aranjuez.
The Firebird by Stravinsky
This is Stravinsky conducting his own music!
Listen to all 12 tracks.
The Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky
Dance music from Venezuela
Johann Sebastian Bach
Middle East Music