A beautiful collection
Erica Anderson | Minneapolis, MN | 01/24/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I remember my earliest musical influences as a child was classical and baroque music. I grew up listening to Beethoven, Mozart, Vivaldi, and so on. I always found the music to be very soothing and relaxing to listen to. Two decades later, I still love listening to Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Pachelbel, and Vivaldi to name a few.
One of my favorite classical compilations that I still listen to is a compilation of wedding music called "Musiques Nuptiales". I bought this cd solely for the music, not because of any impending nuptials (which I have no desire). This cd has all of my favorite classical/baroque movements ranging from Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" to Vivaldi's "Concerto No. 1" (taken from the spring section of the timeless "The Four Seasons"). I just love Purcell's "Trumpet Voluntary" with the brass section. It is vibrant and full of energy. Of course I can never tire of listening to the emotionally moving sounds of Pachebel's "Canon in D Major". I never tire of listening to this song. The melodies really moves me to tears. I also love Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring". It is a beautiful song that simply takes my breathe away. "Concerto No. 1" is another personal favorite movement. Taken from the spring section of Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons", everytime I listen to this song I envision springtime. I can see the birds chirping and flowers blooming.
The only weakness to this album is that I didn't think it was necessary to have two versions of Wagner's "Wedding March" and Mendelssohn's "Wedding March". I definitely preferred the orchestral versions over the organ versions. Then again this cd is called wedding music and probably offered two different versions of each song for the couple to choose during their ceremony. Otherwise, great compilation of the most beautiful classical and baroque music. It never ceases to amaze me how this music still manages to hold up in a world filled with disposable trends."