Jan 09

Music Monday – Goth Classical Music

Hey! It’s Music Monday!


There’s nothing I like better on a cold winter’s evening (and sometimes in the summer too) is a cup of Irish coffee and some dark classical music.  Whether it be a mournful aria or a draggy dirge in a lovely minor key, the dulcet tones of a sorrowful violin or the lamenting mezzo-sorprano.

I thrive on that shit.

Forget about the dog dying in movies or some drama on television.  Youwant to bring a tear to my eye, play me a tune in a minor key.  Those gloomy chord progressions will get me every single time.

Here we go.




Dido’s Lament – Dido and Aeneas, Henry Purcell

In operas, someone always dies. Here, it’s Dido.  She’s taken poison because her great love, Aeneas, has abandoned her.  Grab the tissue and take a look at her first lines: (Belinda is her lady in waiting)

“Thy hand Belinda….darkness shades me….on thy bosom, let me rest…
More I would….but death invades me….Death is now a welcome guest….”

And the great, greatc Jessye Norman brings these lyrics right to your doorstep.

“Remember me….but ah!  Forget my fate…..”


Moonlight Sonata – Beethoven

One of the comments on this video (paraphrase):  “I listen to this in the dark with a cup of tea…like a psychopath”


Frederic Chopin – Waltz in A minor

Sergei Rachmaninoff – Prelude, Opus 2 #2 in C sharp minor



John Williams – Theme from Schindler’s List, Performed by Itzhak Perlman


Go ahead.  Get the tissues, sob, breathe, then touch up your black eyeliner and tighten the laces on your Doc Martens.  I hope you enjoyed my little gothy list of classical songs.



Peace, Love, Unity


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