♪Only Time – Music Themes

For our theme this week, Lisa has chosen “Only Time”. Hmmm, how to make the best use of our time… doing time, have some fun with Musical Themes of course! Well we can’t go wrong with the timeless classics, let’s make some time and listen. 🙂

From Wikipedia: A waltz (German: Walzer; French: Valse, Italian: Valzer), probably deriving from German Ländler, is dance music in triple meter, and if written, often written in time signature 3/4. A waltz typically sounds one chord per measure, and the accompaniment style particularly associated with the waltz is (as seen in the example to the right) to play the root of the chord on the first beat, the upper notes on the second and third beats.

The name “waltz” comes from the German verb walzen, in turn taken from the Latin verb volvere, which describes the turning or rotating movement characteristic of the dance. Although French writers have attempted to connect the waltz to the 16th century volta, firm evidence connecting this Italian form to the earliest occurrence in the mid‑18th century of walzen to describe dancing is lacking (Lamb 2001).

Classical composers traditionally supplied music for dancing when required, and Franz Schubert‘s waltzes (including the Valses Sentimentales and Valses Nobles) were written for household dancing, without any pretense at being art music. However, Frédéric Chopin‘s surviving 18 waltzes (five he wrote as a child), along with his mazurkas and polonaises, were clearly not intended for dance. They marked the adoption of the waltz and other dance forms as serious composition genres. Other notable contributions to the waltz genre in classical music include 16 by Johannes Brahms (originally for piano duet), and Maurice Ravel‘s Valses nobles et sentimentales for piano and La valse for orchestra (Lamb 2001).

Brahms – Waltz in A-flat major Op. 39 no. 15 – “Lullaby”

Enjoy these Nocturnes, by Chopin!

Elizabeth Sombart: Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin, Nocturne N° 1, Op. 9 N° 1

Chopin – Notturno In Si Bemolle Minore Op. 9 N. 1 – Yundi Li

Chopin – Notturno In Mi Bemolle Maggiore Op. 9 N. 2 – Valentina Lisitsa

Chopin: Nocturne in B major Op 9 No 3 – Heinrich Neuhaus

Chopin: Nocturne Op.55 No.2 – Daniel Barenboim

Chopin: Nocturne No.15 in F minor, Op.55 No.1 – Vladimir Ashkenazy

Chopin: Valzer In Do Diesis Minore Op. 64 N. 2 – EVGENY KISSIN

Tchaikovsky – Lake in the Moonlight, Waltz; Dance of the Cygnets

Waltzes for the soul – Compilation

Johann Strauss Jr. – Die Fledermaus: Act II: A waltz, let’s have a waltz by Risë Stevens;Anna Moffo;Jeanette Scovotti;Richard Lewis;John Hauxvell;George London;Oscar Danon

Daniil Trifonov – Johann Strauss Overture to “Die Fledermaus” – Incredible transcription!!

Thanks for listening! ♥

Back to work - doing time. :)

Back to work – doing time. 🙂

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10 thoughts on “♪Only Time – Music Themes

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  2. I’m in awe in my heart right now. After everything that’s happened my intelligence has been lagging behind, but is slowly waking up again and… you, Maddie, are one of my favorite people on earth. Love you. ❤ ❤ ❤


      • I saved that picture of you. It’s so cute. My nephew’s new girlfriend looks similar to you. I told her that myou friend Maddie was a super model and showed her that picture of you that you gave me for the article we did on women. It gave her super confidence that I told her she looked like you. 😉

        Love you too! XXXXX

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    • That’s very nice of you to say, but i never was a “super model” nor do i ever want to be one! The politics of that industry is atrocious, if you only knew the truth “behind the scenes”. On the surface it’s all glamour & “beauty”, but that’s an illusion, much like the entertainment & music industries. Check u’r soul at the door cause, u’r gonna sell out guaranteed! Commercial fashion modeling is anti-health: anorexia/ bulimia, drugs, diet pills, diuretics, laxatives, enemas, over exercising – not a pretty picture. It’s also anti-woman/ exploitation, younger model “hopefuls” are forced into prostitution, passes around like whores and get their minds all screwed up. Paying u’r dues mean sleeping around – ALOT!
      After 6 months, I decided not to pursue fashion, instead took on fitness modeling. At best it’s a part time gig, i’m strictly independent, modeling on my own terms, with a trusted agent and usually overseas where business is above board. The traveling is great & i get to immerse myself with different cultures. So far my experiences have been really positive, mostly because i’ve researched it to death, also i’m an obsessive control freak, lol.
      My advice to young girls… have a fallback plan and don’t quit u’r day job! There are better ways to live, let alone making a living.
      Thx for the compliment, but i’d rather inspire women to look within and develop their own self confidence, self worth. It’s better not to look up to an idealized image, we’re all human after all.
      Infinite ❤ Lisa of the ☼☼☼! 😉


      • Pouts! Don’t be mean to me lover. 😉
        I was just complimenting you. I modeled until I was 30. I did it the same way you did. Independent jobs to help people out that needed models. You are so right though. We definitely need to educate and break that industry down. 😉

        She needed a boost. She’s already smart and secure. She was just worried about her looks when meeting the family for the first time. It was intimidating to meet all of us at once. I held her hand though and told her all about you.

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      • 😀 !
        Mean? Never to my sweethearts! ❤
        I knew you are one smart cookie, and an awesome hostess, making sure u'r guests feel warm and welcomed. 🙂 That's the feeling we all get when we visit u'r blog… Always!
        Lisa you are the sweetest, loveliest southern bell i've ever had the pleasure of knowing.
        It's a real honor. ❤ ❤ ❤ Hugs & Kisses


  3. This made my inner band geek tear up, Maddie. 3/4 time always gives a sense that it cannot stop, or that the measures may keep rolling into one another in spite of that 4th beat that we are all so accustomed to hearing. It can almost be obtuse; but in such a way that only music can comfort the urgency of the ‘missing’ beat. At any rate, these are all wonderful picks. 🙂

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    • Thx for u’r insightful comment Johnny, i couldn’t have said it better. I do feel a sense of flow and completion in the rhythm. Probably why 3/4 is so perfectly suited for traditional dance. Have an awesome weekend you two! 🙂


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