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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

12 Comments »

  1. It think Sibelius has wonderful music for the fall. For example Andante Festivo just brightens your mind 🙂

    Comment by MusikoloGist — June 7, 2013 @ 11:38 am

  2. Rossini’s String Sonatas, especially No. 5 In E-flat major and No. 6 in D major.

    Comment by A.T.L. — September 18, 2012 @ 11:52 am

  3. Here’s a Thanksgiving-themed classical playlist that I created today…please feel free to listen and/or comment!

    http://8tracks.com/takesome_time/a-classical-thanksgiving

    Comment by Meaghan Quinn (@MKQuinn10) — November 13, 2011 @ 1:11 pm

    • Fantastic, truly wonderful and thank you for your efforts! I wouldn’t even begin to know where to look for music like this. I’m officially addicted to this site and its participants.

      Comment by elec99 — November 13, 2011 @ 1:57 pm

      • Thank you for the every kind words and your loyal reading.
        Hope I keep on satisfying you.
        Best,
        Jake

        Comment by welltemperedear — November 13, 2011 @ 5:11 pm

      • I just stumbled across this site and have really enjoyed delving into it. Thank you so much!

        If anyone has any suggestions for the playlist mentioned above, feel free to comment. My playlists are always a work in progress 🙂

        Comment by Meaghan Quinn (@MKQuinn10) — November 16, 2011 @ 8:40 am

  4. Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 15, Op. 132. The third movement (molto adagio) is known as the Heiliger Dankgesang (Hymn of Thanksgiving) and it is one of the most beautiful pieces of music I’ve ever heard. Beethoven wrote it after dealing with a life-threatening illness, and many see the piece as a song of thanks for his recovery. I love listening to it around Thanksgiving time in particular.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/greg-mitchell/beethovens-hymn-of-thanks_b_371576.html

    Comment by Meaghan Quinn (@MKQuinn10) — November 13, 2011 @ 1:00 pm

    • Hi Meaghan,
      Congratulations.
      Beethoven’s Heilige Dankgesang is a perfect choice.
      Thank you for reading and replying with such intelligence and specificity.
      Best,
      Jake

      Comment by welltemperedear — November 13, 2011 @ 5:12 pm

  5. Suite for solo cello No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007- Prelude, with Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Classic Yo-Yo
    I know nothing about classical music. I heard this on an episode of West Wing. I LOVE this on a blustery day with leaves falling and swirling all over the place.

    Comment by elec99 — October 4, 2011 @ 4:52 pm

    • Hi elec99,
      I know the piece
      and heard the same performance of it on The West Wing.
      It is probably the single most popular movement in all the Bach cello suites.
      And it is as beautiful as it is accessible.
      Thank you for reading and replying.
      Best,
      Jake

      Comment by welltemperedear — October 4, 2011 @ 9:22 pm

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