The holiday rush can take all the fun out November and December. Here are seven beautiful classical music selections to help you relax, reflect and enjoy the season. Enjoy!
(Pictured at right: Georg Philipp Telemann.)
A beautiful aria from Telemann’s opera Der Geduldige Socrates (Patient Socrates).
Here is a terrific duet from Handel’s opera Floridante.
The famous, unforgettable aria Verdi Prati from Handel’s opera Alcina.
Here is the Allegro movement from Mozart’s rarely heard Music for a Pantomime (K. 446).
Here is an enchanting selection from Gluck’s marvelous opera Armide.
You’ve probably heard this glorious bit of J. S. Bach before.
And to wrap up, a snappy little Christmas tune that Felix Mendelssohn whipped up. Wow.