Thursday, 31 December 2009

Thursday 31st December 2009

In the car on the way to town:
Calvin Harris - I Created Disco

At home:
Schubert - "Wanderer" Fantasy
Schumann - Fantasie Op.17

Beethoven - Triple Concerto
Brahms - Double Concerto

And that was it for 2009!

Wednesday 30th December 2009

At home:
Puccini - Messa di Gloria, Preludio Sinfonico, Capriccio Sinfonico
Dvorak - Symphony No.6, Scherzo capriccioso Op.66

That was all.

Tuesday 29th December 2009

At home:
Schubert - "Trout" Quintet, "Death & The Maiden" Quartet
Godspeed You Black Emperor - Storm
Mahler - Symphony No.1

That was all.

Monday 28th December 2009

At home:
Josquin - L'homme arme Masses
Dvorak - Symphonies No.7 and No.8

That was all.

Sunday 27th December 2009

In the car on the journey to visit relatives:
Kasabian - West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
Pendulum - In Silico
Reverend & The Makers - A French Kiss in the Chaos
Nirvana - Nirvana
Radiohead - The Best Of
Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid

At home:
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
Mozart - Requiem

That was it!

Saturday, 26 December 2009

Saturday 26th December 2009

At home today, on loop:
The Cure - Greatest Hits

That was it. Did watch TV & sleep a lot too!

Friday 25th December 2009

In the car on the way to Christmas lunch:
Muse - The Resistance
The Dead Weather - Horehound
Kasabian - West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum

The above listening just about got me through. Felt far too depressed & miserable to listen to any music at home. Horrible horrible day. I'm not a fan of Christmas.

Thursday 24th December 2009

No car driving today owing to terrible weather conditions!

At home:
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.6, Romeo & Juliet Overture
Bach - Christmas Oratorio (Complete)

That was all!

Wednesday 23rd December 2009

Christmas depression was really setting in.
In the car, managed a few:
Christmas Carols (see post on 17th December).

At home:
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.1, Swan Lake Suite

That was it!

Tuesday 22nd December 2009

In the car, some more:
Bach - Christmas Oratorio

At home, following yesterday's Winterreise:
Schubert - Die Schone Mullerin, Schwanengesang

That was it!

Monday 21st December 2009

Felt rather low & not very musicy.
However did have in the car a bit of:
Bach - Christmas Oratorio

And in the house:
Schubert - Winterreise

That was it!

Sunday 20th December 2009

The day started peacefully with:
Satie - Piano music (Gymnopedies, Gnossiennes etc.)

Prokofiev - Symphony No. 5, Lieutenant Kije
Eminem - Relapse
Saint Saens - Organ Symphony

Rage Against the Machine - Killing in the Name!

Comment - HAD to listen to the Christmas No.1 w00t!!!!!

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Saturday 19th December 2009

This morning at home:
Bach - Harpsichord Concertos BWV 1052, 1053, 1055, 1056
Rage Against The Machine - Killing In The Name

In the car:
Bach - Christmas Oratorio (Start of Part III)

At home:
Schubert - String Quintet

That was all!

Friday 18th December 2009

To start the day:
Kasabian - Empire

Music in the car:
Bach - Cantata No.80
Bach - Christmas Oratorio Parts I and II

At home later on:
Elbow - Seldom Seen Kid

Had a bit of a break from Christmas carols today. To be honest, I'm not really being very Christmassy this year. They may emerge again a bit later though.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Thursday 17th December 2009

In the car this morning:
Bach - Christmas Oratorio (bit from part 5)

At home:
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.5, Choral Fantasia
Strobegirl - Cover of "Sweet about me" (link here)
Kasabian - Empire

Bach - Cantatas No.140 and No.80
Bach - Christmas Oratorio (complete)
Hely-Hutchinson - A Carol Symphony

Then, since I had a friend round for Christmas lunch, the carols arrived:
Great Composers Christmas Record
BBC Music Christmas CD
Miscellaneous Christmas Music
(all these three from years ago - listings below)

01 Once in Royal David's City.mp3
02 In Dulci Jubilo.mp3
03 Angelus ad Virginem.mp3
04 Ding Dong Merrily.mp3
05 Star Carol.mp3
06 Stille Nacht.mp3
07 Il est ne le Divin Enfant.mp3
07 O Come all ye Faithful.mp3
09 Hodie Christus Natus Est.mp3
10 Sol Sol La Sol.mp3
11 God Rest you Merry Gentlemen.mp3
12 Es ist ein Ros Entsprungen.mp3
13 The Three Kings.mp3
14 L'Aideu des Bergers.mp3
15 Unto us is Born a Son.mp3
16 Hark the Herald.mp3
17 We wish you a Merry Christmas.mp3

01 In Dulci Jubilo 1.mp3
02 Daquin Noel.mp3
03 Joy to the World.mp3
04 Verbum Caro.mp3
05 Messiah Extracts.mp3
06 Liszt Adeste Fideles.mp3
07 Audite Principes.mp3
08 Swete was the Song.mp3
09 Dormi Jesu.mp3
10 Bach Sinfonia.mp3
11 Messiah Extracts.mp3
12 Liszt In Dulci Jubilo.mp3
13 The Burning Babe.mp3
14 Weihnachtsmusik.mp3
15 Lullay Lullow.mp3
16 In Dulci Jubilo 2.mp3

00 While Shepherds Watched.mp3
01 See Amid the Winter's Snow.mp3
02 As With Gladness.mp3
03 The First Nowell.mp3
04 Good King Wenceslass.mp3
05 It Came upon the Midnight Clear.mp3
06 O Little Town of Bethlehem.mp3
07 Away in a Manger.mp3
08 O Tannenbaum.mp3
09 The First Nowell.mp3
10 We Wish you a Merry Christmas.mp3
11 Nowell Nowell.mp3
12 Blessed be that Maid Mary.mp3
13 Christ was born on Christmas Day.mp3
14 The Holly & the Ivy.mp3
15 For Unto us a Child is Born.mp3
16 Fantasia on Carols.mp3
17 Bethlehem Down.mp3
18 Wassail Song.mp3

A couple of years ago I eventually got round to turning them all into MP3s. The Great Composers record (yes, actual record) is so old that I had it on cassette - at the time we got it I wasn't allowed to use the record player at home so had it on cassette for my bedroom!

If I refer to the Christmas Compilation over the next day or so, then this will be the one that I mean!

Wednesday 16th December 2009

The car, yet again:
Bach - Christmas Oratorio

At home:
Beethoven - Piano Concertos 1-5, Choral Fantasia

I'll try to be a bit more varied, honest!

Tuesday 15th December 2009

In the car, a bit more:
Bach - Christmas Oratorio

At home:
Beethoven - Piano Concertos 1 & 2

Bit similar to yesterday, sorry!

Monday 14th December 2009

Spent most of the day out with my friend, chatting, browsing the shops, eating meals, so very little music.

On the way home in the car though, I had a bit more:
Bach - Christmas Oratorio

And once back at home:
Beethoven - Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Sunday 13th December 2009

The day started with:
Unknown (neighbour of a friend) - Symphony

Kasabian - Kasabian
Mozart - Concerto for 2 pianos K365, Concerto for 3 pianos K242, Fantasia K608

In the car on the way to meet up with a friend:
Bach - Christmas Oratorio

That was it!

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Saturday 12th December 2009

Music in the car:
Handel - Dixit Dominus (opening)

Music in the house:
Kasabian - West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
Brahms - String Quartets Op.51 No.s 1&2

That was it! Had both Kasabian and Brahms several times though.

Friday, 11 December 2009

Friday 11th December 2009

Music in the car today:
Corelli - Concerti Grossi Op.6, No.s 11&12
Monteverdi - 1610 Vespers

Music at a friend's house (all Rachmaninov piano arrangements):
Bach - Prelude, Gavotte en Rondeau, Gigue from Violin Partita BWV1006
Kreisler - Liebesfreud, Liebesleid
Rachmaninov - Prelude Op.3 No.2
Rimsky-Korsakov - Flight of the Bumblebee

Back home:
Inlight - Acoustic version of Icarus (see here)
Schumann - String Quartets Op.41 No.s 1-3
Brahms - String Quartet Op.67

Quite an interesting day for the ears!

Thursday 10th December 2009

Another ears update!

Music in the car today:
Corelli - Concerti Grossi Op.6, No.s 9&10

Music in the house:
Stravinsky - Ballet Music (same as yesterday)
Orff - Carmina Burana

That was it!

Wednesday 9th December 2009

Today's music in the car:
Corelli - Concerti Grossi Op.6 No.s 1-8

Today's music in the house:
Stravinsky - Firebird, Rite of Spring, Petrushka, Les Noces (details here)

That was it - although I did have the Stravinsky several times!

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Tuesday 8th December 2009

In the car on the way to and from work:
Schubert - Piano Trios
Chopin - Piano Concertos

At work from listen live Radio 3:
Mozart - Piano Sonata K330

On my phone while walking:
Handel - Dixit Dominus

On the Radio at a friend's house:
Schubert - Symphony No.4 (last 2 movements)
J. Strauss - Voices of Spring

Back at home:
Mahler - Symphony No.2

That was all!

Monday, 7 December 2009

Monday 7th December 2009

In the car today:
Mozart - Piano Concerto K488
Schubert - Piano Trios

At home:
Mozart - Piano Concertos K459, 466, 488, 467, 491 and Rondos K382, 386

On Spotify, following a link tweeted by @iamamro:
Schumann - Piano Quintet Op.44
Brahms - Piano Quintet Op.34

Shostakovich - Cello Concertos 1&2
R. Strauss - Romance in F for Cello & Orchestra

That was it!

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Sunday 6th December 2009

Here are today's ears!

Started this morning with:
Muse - The Resistance

Continued after breakfast with:
Bach - Christmas Oratorio

And since I was enjoying the Bach, I had it again later!

Saturday 5th December 2009

In the car on the way to the doctors to get jabbed:
Mozart - Piano Concerto K488/I

At home:
Jay-Z - The Black Album
Bruckner - Symphony No.8
Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid

That was it! Bruckner and Elbow were both on repeat for extended spells though.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Friday 4th December 2009

Yesterday's ears!

In the car, driving to and from work:
Beethoven - Choral Fantasia, Triple Concerto
Haydn - Harpsichord Concerto in D, Hornsignal Symphony

At home:
Schumann - Piano Quartet (following a recommendation by @JAMES__RHODES)

Then later:
Schubert - Symphony No.9

That was it!

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Thursday 3rd December 2009

In the car for a few short trips:
Beethoven - Choral Fantasia

At home this morning:
Bach - Cantatas BWV 172, 59, 74, 34
Bach - Sarabande from Cello Sonata No.1 BWV 1007
Creature with the Atom Brain - Transylvania
Purcell - Dido and Aeneas
Dvorak, Martinu, Janacek - Various songs (details here)

And later on:
Shostakovich - The Nose

Wednesday 2nd December 2009

In the car on the way to and from work:
Mendelssohn - String Quintet Op.18
Mendelssohn - Overtures: Hebrides, Fair Melusine, Midsummer Night's Dream, Calm Sea & Prosperous Voyage

While out at work Christmas Lunch:
Pachelbel - Canon
Mozart - Slow Movement from Piano Concerto No.21
Brahms - Bits of St Antoni Variations
Vivaldi - "Spring" from the 4 Seasons
Adolphe Adam - O Holy Night
Handel - Hallelujah Chorus

At home in the evening:
Saint Saens - Symphony in A Major, Symphonies No.1 & No.2
Beethoven - Violin Sonatas "Spring" and "Kreutzer"

Comment: there was other music going on during lunch, but sometimes the noise of people chattering was too loud for me to hear the music. The bits I heard were (a) before too many people had arrived and (b) while food was there and people were too busy eating to chat!

Tuesday 1st December 2009

In the car today for several trips:
Schubert - Symphonies 6, 8 and 9.

At home:
Josquin - L'homme arme masses
Eminem - Relapse
Shostakovich - Sonata for Cello & Piano Op.40
Prokofiev - Sonata for Cello & Piano Op.119
Arvo Part - Fratres (Violin), Cantus in Memoriam Britten, Fratres (12 Cellos), Tabula Rasa
Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid

While out at a gig, a set by:
Mol Hodge

1. Schubert 9 is magnificent. I always forget how wonderful this is. I've literally known it since I was very very small - it was the only thing that would stop my little brother crying when he was a baby so my parents took the record everywhere. I must have heard it thousands of times before I was even 2 years old. Probably the first piece of music I could recognise.
2. Been waiting for the Eminem to not be full-price. Well worth the wait. Absolutely brilliant stuff. One of the more surprising things about my musical taste (it surprises me anyway) is that I think Eminem is genius. Brilliant stuff.