Sunday, 14 September 2014

The Rain, by Joe Hisaishi

From Wikipedia:

Mamoru Fujisawa, born December 6, 1950, known professionally as Joe Hisaishi, is a composer and musical director known for over 100 film scores and solo albums dating back to 1981.

While possessing a stylistically distinct sound, Hisaishi's music has been known to explore and incorporate different genres, including minimalist, experimental electronic, European classical, and Japanese classical. Lesser known are the other musical roles he plays; he is also a typesetter, author, arranger, and conductor.

He is best known for his work with animator Hayao Miyazaki, having composed scores for many of his films.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Bagatelle No.25 in A minor WoO.59 (a.k.a. Fur Elise), by Ludwig van Beethoven

From Wikipedia:

Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor (WoO 59 and Bia 515) for solo piano, commonly known as "Für Elise" or "Fuer Elise" (English: "For Elise", commonly misspelled "Fur Elise"), is one of Ludwig van Beethoven's most popular compositions. It is usually classified as a bagatelle, but it is also sometimes referred to as an Albumblatt.

The score was not published until 1867, 40 years after the composer's death in 1827. The discoverer of the piece, Ludwig Nohl, affirmed that the original autographed manuscript, now lost, was dated 27 April 1810.

Arturo Márquez: Conga del Fuego conducted by Gustavo Dudamel

Great music, even though I like Danzon No. 2 by the same composer better.