This weekend, we’ve compiled our favourite fireworks classics to help your bonfire night go with a bang.
It’s almost Halloween… so, for this weekend’s playlist, we’ve selected some thrilling trick-or-treat tracks featuring ghosts, witches and a singing statue, as well as peaceful, reflective music for All Saints’ Day.
The Spotify Sunday playlist this week has been selected by Philip Clark and inspired by his Copland/Dylan article where he explored the relationship between folk and Americana.
It includes key works and recordings for both Copland and Dylan. We hope you enjoy!
The Sunday playlist has been inspired by the Voyager probes reaching the “final frontier of the solar system” earlier this year. The Golden Record, included on both Voyager spacecrafts, contained sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth. We hope you enjoy.
This playlist contains a small selection of the music from The Golden Record, as selected by us. To find a more detailed playlist head to this Spotify Classical Playlist.
The London Games Festival is in full swing around the city, and orchestras are taking to the stage throughout the US to perform soundtracks from well-known video games to an audience of thousands of teens at Video Games Live. This playlist is an introduction to video game soundtracks, orchestrated and performed by many well-known orchestras.
Read the article on new symphonies for a video games generation.
The weekend is almost here so we’ve put together a playlist based on the fantastic pianist and conductor Murray Perahia. It’s in anticipation of Sony Classics massive boxset release The First 40 Years and our playlist only scratches the surface but helps to give a taste of Perahia’s incredible catalogue.
Have a look at the impressive collection here on Amazon.
We’ve got a new member of the team here at Sinfini, Mark Lewis our new Marketing Manager. He’s a huge trumpet fan and still plays so we asked him to share his love and knowledge of the instrument in our weekend playlist.
Welcome to the team Mark!
To whet your appetite for our post on Finchcocks instrument museum, listen to our playlist of period keyboard instruments featuring clavichord, harpsichord, fortepiano and virginals, plus stringed instruments of the time. A very different sound for sure, but it’s amazing how the ear adapts and finds new sonorities to enjoy!
The playlist for this weekend was inspired by a CD release from Chandos, the record label, that landed in our office: Haydn Piano Sonatas performed by Jean-Efflam Bavouzet. We’ll be writing about this next week so until then, and to whet your appetite for the composer’s music, here’s our Haydn playlist for the weekend courtesy of some superb recordings.
By the way, here’s an interesting story about the last piece, Haydn’s ’Farewell’ symphony, which could be described as a protest song. Haydn and the orchestra’s requests for time off were ignored by Prince Nikolaus Esterhazy, tired from a busy summer performing. With that in mind Haydn wrote this piece where each musician stops playing, snuffs out the candle on his music stand, and leaves in turn, so that at the end, there are just two muted violins left (at the premier, played by Haydn himself and the concertmaster). You’ll be pleased to know that the Prince took note and the musicians had their time off.
It’s the bank holiday weekend and we’ve put together a playlist for you to enjoy.
Have a listen and enjoy your break!