Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sweet Dreams Little Man

A few days ago, Ethan was with me as we were driving to pick up one of the girls from basketball. We were listening to some classical music and he asked me if I would make him a CD of lullabies to listen to at night when he is falling asleep.

I questioned what he meant by lullabies, after all, he is an almost 10 year old boy and I couldn't imagine he actually wanted "lullabies." He said he wanted soft, pretty music like what was playing. I told him this was called classical music and that I would love to make him a CD of this type to listen to at night (be still my mother-heart.)

I wanted to give him a few of my absolute favorites and some of the classics to get him started. As he tires of this play list, I will create for him something new and my hope is that he will grow to love classical music as much as I do. When I was his age, I would fall asleep to the local classical radio channel and I do believe that it helped foster my love for the classics.

Ethan's Classical Mix
  1. Nessun Dorma - BBC Concert Orchestra
  2. Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven
  3. Fur Elise - London Symphony Orchestra (Immortal Beloved Soundtrack)
  4. Pachelbel "Canon" - Alan Silvestri (Father of The Bride Soundtrack)
  5. Puccini - O Mio Babbino Caro - Joshua Bell
  6. Clair de Lune - APM Orchestra (Twilight Soundtrack)
  7. Valse No. 2 from Jazz Suite - Philharmonic Orchestra of France
  8. Theme from Schindler's List - John Williams featuring Itzhak Perlman
  9. The Swan from Carnival of the Animals - Mariko Anraku (Music for Harp)
  10. Le Carnaval Des Animaux: Aquarium - Martha Argerich
  11. Pride & Prejudice: Dawn - Jean-Yves Thibaudet
  12. Pride & Prejudice: Stars and Butterflies - Jean-Yves Thibaudet
  13. Playing Love from the Legend of 1900 - Yo-Yo Ma plays Ennio Morricone
  14. Suite for Solo Cello No. 1 in G Major, Prelude - Yo-Yo Ma
  15. The Chairman's Waltz - John Williams (Memoirs of a Geisha Soundtrack)
  16. Schubert - Serenade - Joshua Bell
  17. Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini: Variation 18 - London Symphony Orchestra
  18. Schumann - Traumerei (Dreaming) - Joshua Bell
  19. Nostalgia from Cinema Paradiso - Yo-Yo Ma plays Ennio Morricone
  20. Mozart - Andante - Joshua Bell
  21. Nocturne - Yo-Yo Ma
  22. Concerto in F Minor RV 297, "Winter": III. Allegro - Israel Philharmonic Otchestra with Itzhak Perlman, Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

***As you can see, I am a sucker for great movie soundtracks. I peppered this playlist with some of my very favorites.