Obviously, this is for life in the Southern Hemisphere!
The height of summer requires La Mer and La fille aux cheveux de lin. What better way to relax on a hot afternoon than to sit outside with a cool drink, a book, and with Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune playing in the air.
The month for outdoor concerts and that means big sounds and large orchestras
Serious music to engage the mind for serious work and to spur on imagination and creativity
April: J.S Bach.
Easter. From heaven and looking back to the heavens
The Russian steppe always looks wintery. Rachmaninoff’s melancholy prepares the bones for the winter ahead
June: Bach again
A Well Tempered Clavier and 200 Cantatas defrost the brain, like a decent cup of coffee
If Shostakovich can write astonishing music in the middle of a Soviet winter, then there’s hope for us all
Angry at winter? Listen to a Beethoven sonata. Fed up with the white noise of twitter? Choose a Symphony and turn up the volume
Spring is here and Ravel unleashes a warm hope
Who doesn’t want to dance in October? (metaphorically of course!)
One upon a time November meant music exams, hence, lots of Chopin. These days Chopin is for reminiscing, looking to the past and looking forward to holidays
December: Christmas Carols of course!