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Go-To Playlist

Do you have a go-to playlist? A go to playlist is a list of music that gets you through the current mess you’ve created in your life. I have one and it has bailed me out more times than I care to admit.

I don’t have any particular criteria for adding something to my go-to list but it has grown and fluctuated over the years. I think the one thing the pieces on my list have in common is trust.

Perhaps trust is my criteria. I add pieces of music that I trust to have come from a sincere and understanding place in the composer’s or the performer’s experience.

Some of the music is melancholy, some is triumphant, one is Eminem (!). The mood of the music isn’t important to me. What is important to me is finding a small place I can trust in order to gain some perspective.

Here are some of the pieces of music on my list:

Samuel Barber Adagio for Strings. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QB0fzXNDjc

Verdi Lacrimosa “Day of Tears” from his Requiem. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UENK70U6Lk&feature=related

Wagner Lohengrin Act I Prelude. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_m7PN5sn1U

Beethoven Symphony No. 3: 2nd Movement. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJj9EydBM5g&feature=related

Bruckner Symphony No. 8: 3rd Movement. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4zeXrFOPvA

Ravel Piano Concerto in G: 2nd Movement. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSgTvV4TVcU

Elgar Enigma Variations: Nimrod. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUgoBb8m1eE

Eminem Till I Collapse. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnqpYKx8Fvk&context=C4f83d9dADvjVQa1PpcFO8KS_PcBgS-45m5PrkZO1fP-BHo0CSqjM=

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Do you have a go-to playlist? A go to playlist is a list of music that gets you through the current mess you’ve created in your life. I have one and it has bailed me out more times than I care to admit.

I don’t have any particular criteria for adding something to my go-to list but it has grown and fluctuated over the years. I think the one thing the pieces on my list have in common is trust.

Perhaps trust is my criteria. I add pieces of music that I trust to have come from a sincere and understanding place in the composer’s or the performer’s experience.

Some of the music is melancholy, some is triumphant, one is Eminem (!). The mood of the music isn’t important to me. What is important to me is finding a small place I can trust in order to gain some perspective.

Here are some of the pieces of music on my list:

Samuel Barber Adagio for Strings. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QB0fzXNDjc

Verdi Lacrimosa “Day of Tears” from his Requiem. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UENK70U6Lk&feature=related

Wagner Lohengrin Act I Prelude. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_m7PN5sn1U

Beethoven Symphony No. 3: 2nd Movement. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJj9EydBM5g&feature=related

Bruckner Symphony No. 8: 3rd Movement. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4zeXrFOPvA

Ravel Piano Concerto in G: 2nd Movement. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSgTvV4TVcU

Elgar Enigma Variations: Nimrod. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUgoBb8m1eE

Eminem Till I Collapse. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnqpYKx8Fvk&context=C4f83d9dADvjVQa1PpcFO8KS_PcBgS-45m5PrkZO1fP-BHo0CSqjM=

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I nominate for your list: Frédéric Chopin - Prelude in E-Minor (op.28 no. 4)

March 21, 2012

This might be even better: Sviatoslav Richter plays Chopin Nocturne E Minor, Op. 72, #1

There's something about Chopin in a minor key that brings about catharsis.

March 21, 2012

man i mean like i totally love Eminem!!!

good on ya tenor!! ;-D)

how's that Ironman thing goin' Garrett??

u've been training 4 about 4 months now haven't u?

r u still doin' that 100mi. thing??

March 21, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sftaC0yC714&feature=related

i'm so taken withe Adagio...Bernstein of course and New York..did u notice the one above??

March 21, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sftaC0yC714&feature=related

i'm so taken with Adagio...Bernstein of course and New York..did u notice the one above?? and Elgar of course and Jackie Du Pre ( Elgar's Cello Concerto in E Minor;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH0jUQTCCQI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xtvk1TDk-Ao&feature=fvst
Hillary and Jackie the movie and his music is so often used in film of all kinds

March 21, 2012

Hilary and Jackie is a tremendous movie! There are a couple of 911 themed adagios out there. For some reason I they make me feel a little manipulated.

I'm just now starting to run and train again--had a minor set back in the arch of my left foot.

March 21, 2012

i actually bought the movie after ur first mention of Elgar and Jackie's cello work at it's best

don't overwork that foot tenor until it is completely fit..u can swim with it if u want..that's part of the Triathlon anyway

i'm wondering what u'd put up as music ur kids would like...maybe some portion of the Rites of Spring.... Stravinsky's

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGdK9jpn19w&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSTWy25hRiI&feature=related

Paul Dukas...i'm so glad he didn't destroy this one!! Mickey loved it...phantasmagorical i say!!

March 21, 2012

John Brizzola said bye bye this week and i thought i'd drop thyis over to ya

it's Pulp Fiction Shakespearean style

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6dfLkcTAR80#!

March 22, 2012

Great clip Nan. Thank you! G

March 26, 2012

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