Each day throughout July, I'll share with you a piece of classical music. Thirty-one days, thirty-one pieces.
The list is by no means definitive, nor is it necessarily a list of all of my favorite music from the classical world. Every morning, I start my day with music that inspires me in some way, whether I'm inspired by its happiness, its loneliness, the instrumentation, the harmony, the colors, the melody each piece is special in some way and offers an opportunity to either hear something you've never heard, or hear something new in a piece you've known your whole life.
Day 1: Edvard Grieg: From Holberg's Time, Movement 5: "Rigaudon"
This is one of the happiest pieces of music I've ever heard. This is what pure joy sounds like! Grieg wrote this as a suite for orchestra too. This "Rigaudon" (a type of dance) is the final movement. Colloquially called the Holberg Suite.
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