My List of Classical Music Composers and their Works

  ~ The Music Lesson by Lord Frederic Leighton ~ “The end of all good music is to affect the soul.”  ~ Claudio Monteverdi There is a certain charm in classical music. A certain class. There are some who pretend to listen to classic pieces in hope to look cultured and refined. They pretend to … Continue reading

Diana/Artemis – Goddess of the Hunt

~ Diane and Endymion by Nicolas Poussin Diana, the daughter of Jupiter and Leto, is the twin sister of Apollo. She is one of the twelve great Olympian deities and presided over hunting and women. She is identified with the Moon and is known for her role as the Virgin huntress.  Other information: She is known … Continue reading

Bacchus/Dionysus – God of Wine and Vitality

~ Bacchus and Ariadne by Titian Bacchus is the god of fertility that presided over the life force of nature. In ancient times, the life force of living things are thought to be the blood in the veins and the sap in the trees. Other information: Bacchus’s mother, Semele, was killed when Jupiter appeared to her … Continue reading

Apollo – God of Prophecy, Archery, Music, Healing and Light

~ Apollo Pursuing Daphne by Tiepolo Apollo is the Greek and Roman God of many things. Among the elements that he held sway were prophecy, archery, music, healing and light. All these aspects are essential to the cultured and civilized. He is the embodiment of youth and beauty. He is the son of Jupiter and … Continue reading

List of A Vampire’s Classical Music

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67, First movement: Allegro con brio Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13, “Sonata Pathétique” – First Movement: Grave – Allegro di molto e con brio Rachmaninov: Prelude In C Sharp Minor, Op. 3/2, “The Bells Of Moscow” Rachmaninov: Prelude In G Minor, Op. 23/5 … Continue reading