Sweet sounds of This Bitter Earth

Vinyl record being played

I feel like I’m on a bit of a Max Richter journey of discovery the last couple days. My conversation with a couple other music fans prompted me to listen to Richter’s “The Blue Notebooks” album, and it’s terrific.

I especially enjoy the sweet sound of “This Bitter Earth / On The Nature Of Daylight“:

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Vivaldi’s Summer 3, spiced up

Classical music on violin

I’m listening to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons (well, a version of it anyway) while I work through exercises in Learn Python 3 the Hard Way, and I really like how Vivaldi’s Summer 3 has been tweaked in the album “Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons“.

Here’s a fairly typical rendition of this track:

Now, here’s the Max Richter and Co version:

On a related note, this is a beautiful version of Autumn 3, too:

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If this trailer music is in the Aquaman soundtrack, it will be awesome

If the music in this Aquaman trailer is in Rupert Gregson-Williams’ upcoming soundtrack, it’s going to be awesome!

Spring, remixed

I really enjoy this take on Vivaldi’s Spring 1:

You can hear Max Richter’s influence in this layered rendition. It’s a terrific piece of music to relax to after my wife’s cooking tonight.

See Spot get down

This is possibly one of the best things I’ve seen this week!

If you like the song, here it is:

Break Through it all with this track

Listened Break Through - Club Mix by Sons of Maria from Spotify

I’ve been listening to the Lounge – Soft House playlist on Spotify a lot lately, and the Sons of Maria track, Break Through – Club Mix, really appeals to me. I have it on repeat at the moment.

Music while we waited for our train

One of the things I like about Israeli train stations is that most of them have pianos that commuters can play while waiting for their trains. We had a short wait for our train home after our visit to the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History today, and we were treated to a mini-performance.

By the time this creative commuter finished playing, he’d attracted a small audience of fellow travelers who sat around him to listen to him play.

95 Rokah Blvd, תל אביב יפו, Israel

Hans Zimmer’s Dark Knight never gets old

I love Hans Zimmer’s music for the Batman Begins/The Dark Knight/Dark Knight Rises trilogy. This music never gets old:

On a related note, and while not quite in Hans Zimmer’s League, Blake Neely’s work for the CW shows like The Flash is also terrific. Here’s one of my favourites from the first season of The Flash: