Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Top Ten Classical Makeout Songs

It is toward the end of the movie "Ten" that Dudley Moore hears what Bo Derek's character likes to focus on while listening to Ravel's Bolero. Perhaps you have a babysitter, or it's date night...what do you want to listen to with your sweetheart? KPAC host John Clare has some listening selections for you, some classical kisses if you will.

10. Philip Glass Modern Love Waltz [listen here]
9. Ravel Piano Concerto in G, ii Adagio assai (listen here)
8. John Corigliano Red Violin, 11. Coitus Musicalis (listen here)
7. Edgar Meyer If I knew [listen here]
6. Verdi La Traviata, "Wild my dream of ecstasy" "De' miei bollenti spiriti" (listen here)
5. Paul Moravec Vince & Jan 1945 (listen here)
4. Korngold Die Tote Stadt, Marietta's Lied ("Gl├╝ck das mir verblieb") (listen here)
3. Isaac Albeniz Leyenda (listen here)
2. Tchaikovsky Symphony #5, ii andante cantabile (listen here)
1. Rachmaninoff Symphony #2, iii Adagio (listen here)

What songs do you put on for romance? Tell us in the comments below.
We're also going to countdown the Top 1oo in San Antonio in October...be sure to let us know your favorites by visiting TPR dot org!

1 comment:

ebrahinsky said...

I don't normally put on music during such activities (that mixing-business-with-pleasure thing), but if I did, my playlist might look something like this (in no particular order):

Mahler: Symphony No. 3, last movement
R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Suite
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21, 2nd mvmt.
R. Strauss: Four Last Songs
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
Brahms: Violin Concerto, 2nd mvmt.
Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain