Sunday, March 20, 2011

Music Monday: "Sonata for Cello & Piano in F minor" for The Bad Beginning

About the Book
"Make no mistake. The Bad Beginning begins badly for the three Baudelaire children, and then gets worse."

I read this book by Lemony Snicket years ago (as well as the other 12) and I loved the ridiculously dark humor. The story didn't seem to be set during modern times so I thought of  a classical piece for this week. Please enjoy Ravel's String Quartet in F Major.






About the Artist
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) was a French composer known for his innovative, virtuosic orchestral pieces whose tonality couldn't exactly be put in any certain category (somewhere between Impressionist and Modernist). In other words, he was like, super awesome and didn't want to confine himself to one specific way of creating music around the turn of the 19th century like all the other French composers. If you dig classical music as much as I do, check out some other pieces by Ravel or hit up this cool website with more info!

www.maurice-ravel.net


5 comments:

  1. What a creative post. That was a fun piece of music. As for the book, didn't read it-the movie spoiled it.

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  2. Thanks for checking it out :) yeah the movie ruined like the first 3 books!!

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  3. This is so creative that you've blended music with your book blog. Excellent feature.

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  4. I can definitely say that this came from an opera singer. What a great piece!

    Brush Up On Your Reading

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  5. Aww you guys!! Hehe!!

    I love music just as much as I do reading, so thanks Nina for making me think of combining my loves! I should dedicate this meme to you!

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