It’s that time of year again,’tis the spooky-music-for-Halloween season! Here are three classical Halloween hits, complete with fun facts and cocktail party-worthy trivia. Which is your favorite?
Mardi Gras is here and it’s time to party! Get out the King Cake! Get out the streamers! Get out the colorful wigs! Grab your Mardi Gras classical playlist! Wait, what?? Classical likely isn’t the first genre to come to mind when you think of celebrating Mardi Gras. However, many composers have written mardi gras- and carnival-inspired works. So fire up this playlist and get your party started! Ferde Grofe: Mardi Gras from Mississippi Suite
Happy Lunar New Year! The most important holiday of the year in China, Lunar New Year is also celebrated all over the world with parades, parties, lion dances, and more. Here at Salon97, we celebrate Lunar New Year by putting together a playlist of great music to share with you! While China has its own musical tradition, many Chinese musicians have embraced western classical music as well, even after Mao Zedong banned western music during
Summer classical music! From the glistening piano music of Ravel; to summery songs by Berlioz, Barber, and Gershwin; to Mahler and beyond.
Once again the world is aflutter with all things Stravinsky. This time we celebrate his birthday!
On Pi Day, perhaps the geekiest of holidays, March 14 (3/14) is a day to celebrate all things numbers (irrational or not) and … pie. In celebration of this wonderfully nerdy holiday, we continue our Music and Data Viz collection with a special Music & Math edition!
Here at Salon97, we love to see classical music as bigger and grander than it tends to present itself. And, quite frankly, classical music does a lousy job talking about talented composers and musicians who aren’t dead, white, and male. The African American contribution to classical music is substantial and real. In honor of Black History Month, we put together this short guide of resources on great African American classical composers and music.
It happens to be Oscar season, but we love film scores anytime of year! In this month’s podcast, we discuss a soundtrack designated “the best film score ever” along with its influences.
We’re a whole week into January now, but really, do those best-of lists from the end of the year ever get old? No, not really. And with the various music lists floating about, one could fuel months of listening from a comprehensive selection of genres! All thanks to the glorious best-of list.
As we enter a season of darker days and longer, colder nights, we look for ways to warm our souls from within. Add some wintertime joviality to your season with our winter classical playlist! It’s perfect for an evening curled up by the fire or a weekend afternoon with a good book and a warm cup of tea.