♪Winter Solstice – Music Themes

This week Bear has chosen “Winter Solstice” as our timely theme. Our northern hemisphere solstice falls on Dec. 21, also known as midwinter, marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year. From Wiki: The word solstice is derived from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still), because at the solstices, the Sun stands still in declination; that is, the seasonal movement of the Sun’s path (as seen from Earth) comes to a stop before reversing direction. Thus it is a time of celebration, good cheer and giving thanks. Equally important is reflection… pensively hibernating in my pajamas, relishing the luxury of doing nothing at all. Please enjoy!  🙂

A. Vivaldi – Le quattro stagioni – “Winter” (The Four Seasons). Concerto for Violin and Strings in F minor, Op.8, No.4, R.297 “L’inverno” (“Winter”). 1. Allegro non molto 2. Largo 3. Allegro. Gidon Kremer, English Chamber Orchestra 1981

Ottorino Resphigi “Adorazione dei Magi” Trittico Botticelliano “The Adoration of the Magi” from Trittico Botticelliano by Ottorino Resphigi, Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Franz Litschauer conductor, Vienna 1952

Berlioz: L’enfance du Christ Op.25 Part 3 The Arrival at Sais – Trio pour deux flûtes et harpe exécuté par les jeunes Ismaélites, Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon

Bach: Christmas Oratorio XIX Aria: “Schalfe, mein Liebster, geneisse der Ruh” (BWV 248) Sleep now, my dearest, enjoy now thy rest,
Wake on the morrow to flourish in splendor!
Lighten thy breast,
With joy be thou blest,
Where we hold our heart’s great pleasure!

ARCANGELO CORELLI: Concerto grosso in G Minor, Op. 6:8, VI. Pastorale ad libitum: Largo by The English Concert and Conductor Trevor Pinnock

Pytor Illych Tchaikovsky – Nutcracker Suite Op. 71a – II. March

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky/ Nina Kaptsova – Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

Debussy/ Michelangeli ~ Des pas sur la neige ~ Preludes, Book 1 No. 6 “Footprints in the Snow”

Erik Satie – Gymnopédie No. 2 lent et triste

Ravel: Ma Mère l’Oye – Apothéose: Le Jardin féerique (Pierre Monteux & LSO)

Mozart Piano Concerto 20 in D Minor, K 466 – II. Romance (Ivan Klánský)

Mozart’s serenade No. 10 “Gran Partita” in B Flat Major K 361 III Adagio

009 Sound System – Trinity

Madonna – Frozen

Bounce on over & say HI:   Bear     Lisa     Johnny     Antanya     Willow

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