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Camille Saint-Saëns – The Aquarium

April 15, 2012 1 Comment

This song is rated: 1 Pill – entry-level for music novices

Dr. cheerlubber est ici!

Today’s Sunday post features one of my favorite composers of all time, Camille Saint-Saëns (pronounced something like cuhmee saysaun). You know with a name like that you’ve got a Frenchman on your hands. Saint-Saëns is a composer from the late-Romantic period and was also known as one of the best organists in the world at the time. He has many famous works (most of which you’ll probably see here sooner or later); this particular song is from his The Carnival of the Animals suite, which was supposedly his favorite work to compose. You might also recognize this song from the movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, although I didn’t quite enjoy the movie version and much prefer the rendition I have here. The Carnival of the Animals has many great movements but The Aquarium is probably one of my favorites. It sounds so magical and mysterious and I think it’s a very unique-sounding song. I could listen to this song over and over and it’s a positively perfect song to fall asleep to. Enjoy this beautiful work below!

Gabriel Fauré – Mi-a-ou

April 8, 2012

This song is rated: 1 Pill – entry-level for music novices

Happy Easter Sunday! Dr. cheerlubber here.

Since it’s Sunday, we’re gonna do something a little different here. I know this post is a bit late in the day, but what better Sunday to start the tradition than Easter Sunday? I think you’ll come to find as we post more and more that whenever I post it’ll be a wildcard. I’ve got…an eclectic taste in music, I s’pose you could say, just because I like so many different genres. On Sundays I’m going to start providing some more easy listening for your ears since I’m a huge fan of classical music, and I always like to dedicate my Sundays to listening solely to classical. The rap, electro, rock, and pop can come elsewhere in the week.

Today’s track is by the French composer Gabriel Fauré from his Dolly Suite. Whuzzerface and I were actually just attempting a piano duet of this song earlier today and I happen to have a lovely version arranged for orchestra as well. I figured this sweet little tune would be perfect for a relaxing Easter Sunday. Enjoy!