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5 songs to start the day well and be happy!
Starting your day off on the right foot can make all the difference, and what better way than with the perfect music selection?
The bravest decision you make every day is to be in a good mood” – Voltaire
Starting your day right will make everything seem easier, and music can change the way you see life. We have selected 5 songs that will give you a good dose of inspiration to face the day that is about to begin. Music is a powerful force!
1. Beethoven Symphony No. 9 - Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Riccardo Muti

It is one of the best known and most performed works of the entire classical repertoire and is considered one of the great masterpieces of Western music.
At the first performance of the symphony Beethoven was already deaf. Officially the performance was conducted by the theater's chaplain, Michael Umlauf, although Beethoven himself shared the stage with him, the audience acclaimed the author five times with a standing ovation; there were handkerchiefs in the air, hats, hands raised, so that Beethoven, who could not hear the applause, could at least see the gestures of ovation.

2. Make way for the factotum – Leo Nucci – The Barber of Seville – Gioachino Rossini
Make way for the city's factotum (Figaro's cavatina) - Il barbiere di Siviglia - Gioachino Rossini, libretto: Cesare Sterbini Composed by Rossini in a very short time, about a couple of weeks, it was performed for the first time on 20 February 1816 in Rome. The story of the Count of Almaviva in love with Rosina, however, on his debut was a real fiasco, the Roman public severely criticized Rossini, but already from the second performance the result changed and the Barber of Seville became a huge success. Loved by the public and praised by musicians, Rossini also received compliments from Ludwig Van Beethoven who told him to always write as Il Barbiere wrote. The aria is difficult because it has a fast pace and has many words that are difficult to pronounce, almost tongue twisters, with many terms ending in -issimo (very good, very lucky, very ready)
3. Holberg Suite, Op. 40 (Rigaudon) – Edvard Grieg
The “Rigaudon” by Grieg, a Norwegian composer and pianist, is just one of the 5 movements of his Holberg Suite, an unashamedly touching work for strings. This suite was originally written for piano and later transcribed for orchestra. It might be impossible not to tap your feet while listening to it.
4. Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra – Myung-Whun Chung – Gioachino Rossini – Guglielmo Tell (opera) Overture

Someone once defined a “intellectual” as someone who “listening to the William Tell Overture he doesn't think of The Lone Ranger“!

The Lone Ranger was an American show that aired from 1949 to 1957, achieving huge success around the world.

Of course it's hard not to hold back a smile while listening to this music and not think about The Lone Ranger…

Below you can see the opening and closing video of the successful series. Note Rossini is never mentioned, other than copyright!

Guglielmo Tell (Guillaume Tell in the original French version) is the last work composed by Gioachino Rossini who, later on, will dedicate himself only to chamber music, a divertissement which he will call Péchés de vieillesse, sacred music or musical compositions not intended for the theater .

5. Richard Wagner – Ride Of The Valkyries
There are pieces composed by Wagner that are so famous that they are known even to those who are not familiar with classical music. Wagner's fundamental characteristic is the representation of "drama" as an element of introspection. Wagner's works cannot be considered operas or musical performances in the traditional sense of the term, but rather are grandiose architectures in which music, singing, poetry, acting and psychology blend according to the logic of the Wort-Ton-Drama (the opera of total art).
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