Top 10 Music That Gives Me Goose Bumps

When I started this blog less than 2 months ago, I set myself a clear unwritten rule of NOT intending to write posts with top 10 lists.

Well, rules are there to be broken, let’s take a walk on the wild side, baby!

A soon to be published post on Cosi Fan Tutte, gave me the idea for this post.

All of the below are melodies that will never leave me untouched.

The versions below are not necessarily representative of what I’d recommend as reference for the particular classical work, it was what I found on Youtube so everybody hopefully should be able to access it.

The ranking is fully artificial, and could totally change tomorrow.

If you have any additions or suggestion, please comment!

1. Soave Sia Il Vento from Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte

2006 Glyndebourne recording, Ivan Fischer

See also my review of Cosi Fan Tutte with Yannick Nézet- Seguin.

 

2. Brahms: Symphony no. 1 (4th movement, starting around 30:00)

 

Wilhelm Furtwängler, NDR Sinfonieorchester

See also my post on Brahms Symphony 1 and why it means so much to me for more info.

 

3. Keith Jarrett: My Song

From the “Carnegie Hall Concert” 2006. Could also have taken the original from the 1978 album with Jan Garbarek, but didn’t find it on Youtube. See a review on this amazing album here.

 

4. Mozart: C-minor mass KV427: Domine Deus

Elīna Garanča, Diana Damrau

See my reviews of two great versions here and here

 

5. Bach: St. Matthew Passion: Wir setzen uns in Tränen nieder

Ton Koopman

See my review of my favorite versions here and here.

 

6. Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: Summertime

From Porgy and Bess

 

7. Händel: Rinaldo : Lascia ch’io pianga

Cecilia Bartoli

Find a review of my favorite Rinaldo recording here.

 

8: Schubert: Ständchen

Hans Hotter

Also outstanding in the piano only version

 

9. Dido & Aeneas: Dido’s Lament

Simone Kermes; Teodor Currentzis

 

10. Genesis: The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway: Carpet Crawlers

1974 album

All sources: Youtube.

 

I’ve now published two follow-up posts with readers finds on music that gives them goose bumps here.

Author: Musicophile

I'm not a professional musician, I don't work in the music industry, I'm just what the name says, somebody who loves music. I've been in love with music for all of my life, took piano lessons for nearly 10 years, and played in several amateur Jazz groups. I go to concerts, both classical and Jazz, quite regularly. And I collect music previously on vinyl and CDs, now on my computer, and am slightly OCD on my music collection. You can reach me at Musicophile1(AT)gmail.com

10 thoughts on “Top 10 Music That Gives Me Goose Bumps”

  1. Hi musicophilesblog,

    I have enjoyed listening to your chosen list here, though I am unable to listen to a few of them as they have become defunct on YouTube. Also, one or two of the rest cannot be played in certain countries.

    Happy December to you soon!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

classical life

A classical music blog by music critic Tim Mangan

This Week's Music

Making Classical Accessible

From my Macbook to the Net

Evaporation of my thoughts and observations

Elestra

Author: Artienne

My Life in Music

Piano Teaching, Playing, Singing and Listening

ArsX3

A brand new journal reviewing books, cinema, music

LawrenceEz's Blog

Creative and Performing Arts: Writing, Classical Music, Photography

Laetitia Strauch-Bonart

Contemporary Politics & Culture

sibling revelry

reveling in all things classical

It's A Raggy Waltz

I collect jazz on vinyl, I dig the Dave Brubeck Quartet, & I write about it

La Musica

By two cousins

Music Enthusiast - At the junction of rock, blues, R&B, jazz, pop,and soul

#𝟏𝟐𝟖 208 Top Music Blogs To Follow in 2022, #𝟓0 Top 80 American Music Blogs 2021, #𝟗𝟒 Top 200 Most Influential Music Blogs 2019, 𝐓𝐨𝐩 𝟐𝟎 Music Blogs 2019 (no ranking).

thejazzbreakfast

Dishing it out from the heart of England

only jazz

random thoughts about music that matters to me

Le Corso del Destino

a journey in classical music

The Culture Project

Exploring the world of literature, wine, art, music and more.

René Spencer Saller

The music causes me to dream of fabulous empires, filled with fabulous sins.

The High Arts Review

Βιβλία, ταινίες, μουσική

Breaking Baroque

Blog of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir

Tasting Nirvana

Eating your Dosha

The Immortal Jukebox

A Blog about Music and Popular Culture

April Greene

Writer + Editor

a pianist's musings

A history of your favorite classical music.

Classical music for all

Boris Giltburg's blog

%d bloggers like this: