What can be better than a sunny Sunday morning (even if it’s winter)? Here I am sitting on the sofa in my cosy room enjoying the sunlight smiling at me through the large windows. A warm cup of cappuccino (which is my breakfast this morning) is keeping me a nice company while browsing for some nice lifestyle blogs. All I miss now is my Sunday morning relaxation music. Now, I say relaxation music but I choose what’s actually relaxing me. That means I listen to music that help to recall some good memories from the past. I don’t know what your Sunday relaxation playlist might be, however, I’ll be glad to learn about.
Sunday morning playlist
1. Nightingale by Yanni. This is my first time favorite piece and even if is kinda of nostalgic melody (which it really puts me in the same state) I would listen for hours and hours. Yanni is a composer, pianist and music producer of Greek origin. He studied psychology in USA and remained there for his entire adult life (he is 62 years old now). His music is profound and touches the soul in a manner that no other music does.
2. Conquest of Paradise by Vangelis (who is Greek too). This song was the soundtrack for the movie 1492: Conquest of Paradise realised in 1992 and achieved quickly after that a huge success in many countries. It’s elevating and makes you love the life itself. Good to listen while planning your next 10 years. 🙂
3. Romanian Rhapsody no. 1 by George Enescu, a famous Romanian composer, violinist, pianist and conductor, a well-rounded brilliant artistic personality. Romanian Rhapsody no. 1, played extraordinary by London Symphony Orchestra, is gushing and outgoing. There are two Romanian Rhapsodies and both were composed in Paris, although the first one is most famous.
George Enescu himself conducted the First Rhapsody at New York farewell concert with some of the members of the New York Philharmonic on 21 January 1950, five years prior to his death.
4. The Second Waltz by Dmitri Shostakovich, a Russian pianist and composer. The Second Waltz is a cheerful musical piece who induced me a state of great hope and joy. Life seems much happier while listening to this waltz.
5. The Blue Danube by Johann Strauss II. Danube is the Southern border of my native country, Romania, and anytime I listen to it I feel so nostalgic. Especially when I’m out of the country. I used to live in Oregon for about a year and this musical piece together with Romanian Rhapsody were on my playlist like everyday.
What about you? What is your Sunday morning playlist?