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Your Playlist for Hangin’ in the Hammock

Your Playlist for Hangin’ in the Hammock

Explore Rik Malone's recommended playlist for a perfect California summer experience. From relaxing hammock tunes to music that transports you to distant places, enjoy your summer with these iconic pieces.

Nature
07/09/2023
5 Pieces Perfect For a Stroll in the Woods

5 Pieces Perfect For a Stroll in the Woods

Explore five classical music pieces inspired by nature's beauty, from Strauss's ode to Vienna Woods to Vaughan-Williams's celebration of pastoral harmony in The Linden Tree.

Great Outdoors Week
07/06/2023
A Playlist for Lounging by the Pool

A Playlist for Lounging by the Pool

Explore Brian Lauritzen's poolside playlist featuring classical pieces like Ravel's Jeux d’eau, Strauss's Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, and more, perfect for a sunny, relaxing day by the pool.

Playlist
06/30/2023
10 Scary-Good Performances of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue

10 Scary-Good Performances of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue

Explore the Classical California Ultimate Playlist's blog series, featuring awe-inspiring performances of Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor on various instruments, from organ to glass harp.

Bach
06/13/2023
The Secret Story Behind Tchaikovsky’s Mysterious Celesta in “The Nutcracker”

The Secret Story Behind Tchaikovsky’s Mysterious Celesta in “The Nutcracker”

Explore the history of the celesta, a unique instrument used in Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker and Harry Potter's theme. Discover how it went from obscurity to symphony staple.

Classical California Ultimate Playlist
12/11/2022
Your 20 Favorite Movie Scores

Your 20 Favorite Movie Scores

Explore the 2022 Classical California Ultimate Playlist featuring top 20 movie music pieces, from John Williams' Star Wars to Elmer Bernstein’s The Magnificent Seven.

Classical California Ultimate Playlist
09/19/2022