Thursday, 26 April 2012

Light Cavalry Overture, by Franz von Suppé

From Wikipedia on Light Cavalry Overture:

Light Cavalry Overture is the title of the overture to Franz von Suppé’s operetta Light Cavalry (German: Leichte Kavallerie), premiered in Vienna in 1866. Although the opera is rarely performed or recorded, the overture is one of Suppé's most popular compositions, and has achieved a quite distinct life of its own, divorced from the opera of which it originally formed a part. Many orchestras around the world have the piece in their repertoire, and the main theme of the overture has been quoted numerous times by musicians, cartoons and other media.

From Wikipedia on Franz von Suppé:

Franz von Suppé or Francesco Suppé Demelli (April 18, 1819 – May 21, 1895) was an Austrian composer of light operas who was born in what is now Croatia during the time his father was working in this outpost of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. A composer and conductor of the Romantic period, he is notable for his four dozen operettas.

The Wasps, by Ralph Vaughan Williams

From Wikipedia:

The Wasps is incidental music composed by the British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams in 1909. It was written for a production of Aristophanes' The Wasps at Trinity College, Cambridge, and was Vaughan Williams' first of only two forays into incidental music.

Vaughan Williams later arranged parts of the music into an orchestral suite, in five parts:

March Past of the Kitchen Utensils
Ballet and Final Tableau.

Home away from home, by Phil Coulter

Saturday, 21 April 2012

The Piano - The Heart asks Pleasure First, by Michael Nyman

From Wikipedia

The Piano is a 1993 drama film about a mute pianist and her daughter, set during the mid-19th century in a rainy, muddy frontier backwater on the west coast of New Zealand. The film was written and directed by Jane Campion, and stars Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill, and Anna Paquin. It features a score for the piano by Michael Nyman which became a bestselling soundtrack album. Hunter played her own piano pieces for the film, and also served as sign language teacher for Paquin, earning three screen credits. The film was an international co-production by Australian producer Jan Chapman with the French company Ciby 2000.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Disco Deewane - Nazia Hasan

A very old song, sung by Pakistani singer Nazia Hasan who also sang some really popular Bollywood songs. This song is from early 1980's.