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

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

Ton Koopman

6. Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: Summertime

From Porgy and Bess

7. Händel: Rinaldo : Lascia ch’io pianga

Cecilia Bartoli

8: Schubert: Ständchen

Hans Hotter

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.

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

  1. Pingback: Top 10 music that gives me goose bumps

  2. Pingback: May The Wind Be Gentle – Nézet-Séguin’s Cosi Fan Tutte | musicophilesblog – from Keith Jarrett to Johannes Brahms

  3. Pingback: Keith Jarrett’s My Song – I Really Shouldn’t Be Liking This Album | musicophilesblog – from Keith Jarrett to Johannes Brahms

  4. Pingback: Music That Gives My Readers Goose Bumps – part I | musicophilesblog – from Keith Jarrett to Johannes Brahms

  5. Pingback: Let Me Weep – Händel’s First Major Opera Rinaldo | musicophilesblog – From Keith Jarrett to Johannes Brahms

  6. Pingback: Mozart C-Minor Mass | musicophilesblog – From Keith Jarrett to Johannes Brahms

  7. Pingback: Musicophile’s 25 Essential Classical Music Albums – Part II | musicophilesblog – From Keith Jarrett to Johannes Brahms

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 )

Twitter picture

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

Facebook photo

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

Google+ photo

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

Connecting to %s