The Well-Tempered Ear

What is your favorite classical music to listen to when Fall arrives?

September 23, 2010

By Jacob Stockinger

Yesterday, Wednesday, Sept. 22, marked the first day of fall or autumn in the Northern Hemisphere.

It happened, specifically, at 10:09 p.m. Central Daylight Time, according to the US government.

Here is some music — beyond the usual candidates such as Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” or Tchaikovsky’s “The Seasons” — that seems to evoke fall too me: some autumnal Brahms, whose music often — especially the late piano works and the chamber music — seems to evoke autumn for me. Specifically, I offer you the first movement of the Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano.

I often like to put on the old Izthak Perlman recording in the CD player in the car as I drive around and look at the tree leaves changing color.

I hope you enjoy this other reading:

But here is what I want to know.

What music do you think is best for fall?

Is there music you always like to listen to when fall arrives?

The Ear wants to hear.

Posted in Classical music

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