Serenade - Franz Schubert : Schubert's immortal "Serenade" was written in 1826. Although he died at an early age (31), Schubert was tremendously prolific. He wrote approx. 600 Lieder, nine symphonies (including the famous “Unfinished Symphony”), liturgical music, operas, some incidental music, and a large body of chamber and solo piano music. Appreciation of his music during his lifetime was limited, but interest in Schubert’s work increased dramatically in the decades following his death.
The Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 was written by Ludwig van Beethoven in 1804–1808 is one of the most popular & best-known compositions in classical music, & one of the most often played symphonies. It's ironic that Beethoven was in his mid 30s when he composed it & his personal life was troubled by increasing deafness. It comprises 4 movements & takes 30 mins to perform. First performed in Vienna's Theater an der Wien in 1808, the work achieved its prodigious reputation soon afterwards.
September is the beginning of summer here in Los Angeles. It is over 90 degrees right now. Sun is blazing. It is almost unbearable. Can we think "cool" and be "cool"? Pachelbel's Canon in D helps a little. PowerPunch.us PowerPunch.us/blog/