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Symphonies to Lift Our Spirits . . .

Does Beethoven’s #9 or Mozart’s #41 Inspire You More? Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony is the ultimate inspiration for many lovers of classical music. After all, it is Beethoven’s world-changing final symphony that brings in a chorus and soloists for the final movement for...

Love Duets to Lift Our Spirits for the New Year

What kind of music is optimistic? Love duets from operas are. In them, two people who are crazy about each other see a bright future ahead. Even though the course of their true love will not run smooth (an opera needs a plot, after all), at the moment everything looks...

Music to Lift Our Spirits . . .

The Scherzo from the Concerto Symphonique No. 4 for Piano and Orchestra by Henry Charles Litolff Henry Charles Litolff (1818-1891) was a well-regarded French pianist, composer, and music publisher in his day. Among his compositions are five Concertos Symphoniques for...