Lifestyle – Growing up with Classical Music

My first memory of really enjoying classical music and letting my imagination run wild was in third grade while I was listening to Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals. I was getting ready for a music memory contest in school and had to listen to about ten classical music pieces. I remember putting the tape in my sister’s stereo and just laying on her bed mesmerized with my eyes closed.

Before that I had limited encounters with classical music just in piano recitals (Fur Elise and The Entertainer) and cartoons (Tom and Jerry, Bugs Bunny). I think competing in music memory contests and learning how to play the piano were pivotal in developing my love for classical music. As I grew up, my love for the classics influenced my taste in literature, fashion, film, and even who I dated.

Consequently, here are three piano pieces I loved when I was growing up (12-13 yrs old) exploring and playing classical piano music. I also listened to other genres of music at that time, but classical piano music has a special place in my heart.

Fantaisie Impromptu, Op.66 – Chopin

Liebestraum – Love Dream – Liszt

Träumerei – Dreaming – Schumann

Yup, I’m a dreamer. What classical music did you grow up with? Leave a comment!

Love,

Trisha

Lifestyle – 3 Favorite Piano Pieces

Here are 3 piano pieces I love to listen to! Enjoy!

On Wings of Song – Mendelssohn

Ballade No. 4, Op. 52 – Chopin

Intermezzo, Op. 118, No. 2 in A Major – Brahms

On another note, I decided to create another blog about my journey through nursing school. Here is the link: http://www.hellofuturenursetrisha.wordpress.com

Happy Listening!

Trisha

Lifestyle – Oh! What song is that?

Discovered this short piano piece on Spotify the other day and I was surprised to find someone on YouTube who made a cover of it last week! If you want the piano sheet music just click the link! I just found the sheets from another user by searching Google. I’m planning on learning this song for fun.

Besides this song, my summer jam has been Rollin’ by Calvin Harris. I can’t help myself but dance along! You gotta love the strong beats and swag of this song.

Happy Piano Playing and Dancing!

Love,

Trisha