Although musical halls are closed, there are various ways to include music into your daily life during these trying times. Here are ten different ways to enjoy classical music on Netflix.
Requiem by Mozart Eight-time Academy Award winner Amadeus explores the concept of brilliance through the lives of both Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri in an engrossing film about both men’s lives. Mozart’s Requiem, extracts from Don Giovanni, and excerpts from The Marriage of Figaro are all featured in the film.
The Shining (1980)
Bartók: String Quartet No. 1 with Celesta and Percussion This classic psychological horror film by Stanley Kubrick features music from Béla Bartók’s haunting Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta as well as Polish musician Krzysztof Penderecki to underscore the descent into madness that Jack Torrance makes in the film. Dies Irae (“Day of Wrath”), a medieval song, was the inspiration for Wendy Carlos and Rachel Elkind’s opening theme for The Shining, which was based on Berlioz’s classic usage of the subject in Symphonie fantastique.
The King’s Speech (2010)
In the 7th symphony by Beethoven To help set the scene for the climax in “The King’s Speech,” the orchestral power and passion of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 perfectly complements King George VI’s developing self-assurance.
Raging Bull (1980)
Italian composer Pietro Mascagni, Cavalleria rusticana The stirring and moving Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni serves as a memorable prelude to Raging Bull’s action sequences.
Fantasia (1940) Dukas
The Apprentice of the Sorcerer Disney’s imagination meets some of the greatest classical works ever written in this eternal symphony of song and image. Favourites like The Nutcracker Suite and Night on Bald Mountain are included in Fantasia, led by former Houston Symphony Music Director Leopold Stokowski.
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Pictures by Mussorgsky on Display While Dylan, Eagles, and Creedence are well-represented in this offbeat crime comedy from the Coen Brothers, it is music from the likes of Mozart’s Requiem, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, and Korngold’s Die tote Stadt that really binds the picture together.
Adagio for Strings, composed by Samuel Barber It has been played at the funerals of Albert Einstein and Princess Grace, among others, to accompany the public announcements of FDR and JFK’s deaths. Adagio For Strings by Samuel Barber is haunting and heartbreaking. In Oliver Stone’s Platoon, the composition was used to highlight the horrors of war.
Die Hard (1988)
9th symphony by Beethoven Die Hard’s joyful, raucously joyous ending is the right match for Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, despite the fact that the symphony’s symphony may not seem like a logical choice for an action blockbuster.
symphony two by Howard Hanson Alien’s last speech and end credits are accompanied by lush, emotive music from Howard Hanson’s Symphony No. 2, bringing the sci-fi thriller to a cathartic and emotional close.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
In addition to Richard Strauss’s Zarathustra, Long wordless sections in Stanley Kubrick’s hypnotic science fiction epic allow the music to perfectly blend with the film’s remarkable visual style. As well as sprach Zarathustra’s booming music, Kubrick also masterfully uses Johann Strauss, Jr.’s Blue Danube Waltz, György Ligeti, and Aram Khachaturian’s music for the picture. For more information, please see: