Led Zeppelin and Tchaikovsky

One of my earliest music memories is my Dad playing me Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. He was always more of a Led Zeppelin fan in truth, so his knowledge of classical music was surprising. Then again anyone who listens to the 1812 Overture with its cannon fire and chimes at the end would be forgiven in thinking this may have been the start of “heavy metal”.

I can and do stream the 1812 Overture on Naxos Music Library and Music Online. I only did it at work once and my productivity went up – true story. By the end of that piece of music I felt like I could run a marathon despite being stuck at my desk. I only did it once at work though, because people stared at my manic legs jiggling up and down and my hands waving invisible conductor batons.

If you enjoy music in all its forms then we have streaming eResources for you available 24/7. I mean who doesn’t want to listen to Turkish Hip Hop on Contemporary World Music? Or maybe watch Verdi’s La Traviata at the Royal Opera House in Convent Garden on Naxos Video Library? There is a huge range for everyone to help you rediscover past musical memories and make new ones. I think it was Dick Clark who said “music is the soundtrack to your life”. What will your soundtrack be? Mine started with cannon fire let us hope it doesn’t end with a whimper.

2 thoughts on “Led Zeppelin and Tchaikovsky

  1. Sue Julian 27 July 2015 / 3:29 pm

    Snap! When I was ready this I thought I must have written it and forgotten. I grew up with the sound of the 1812 Overture cannons booming and it still sends chills up my spine. The only difference is that I became the Led Zeppelin fan, not my father. In fact we gave his last farewell to the sound of that overture.

    • Donna 28 July 2015 / 8:07 am

      Thanks for sharing Sue – that takes the 1812 overture to a whole different level.

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