We love experiencing classical music, especially at the symphony. But one of the best experiences is being able to bring the symphony home, and hear it all come alive in your living room. It’s an awesome sensation to feel the room reverberating with violins and trumpets!
Classical music has always fascinated me, but I never thought about owning classical pieces on vinyl until recently. This month’s album is Tchaikovsky, Concerto in D for Violin and Orchestra. It features Eugene Ormandy conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra, with David Oistrakh playing a fabulous violin. Claire and I went to see this in February (Claire was still pregnant with Peter) when Joshua Bell performed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and I have been enthralled with this piece ever since. It is one of Claire’s favorite classical pieces, and now it is one of Peter’s favorites too! If we aren’t gallivanting around the living room to the record, pretending we are at a grand Russian ball, I will hum the first few minutes (a poor reprisal) until he falls asleep at night. This album is ingrained in our heads and our ears, and we love it!
Violin Concerto In D Major, Op. 35
1. Allegro Moderato
3. Finale: Allegro Vivacissimo