John Williams (American, 1932- ): "Hedwig's Theme" from Harry Potter
(This week's not-strictly-classical selection)
Who doesn't love the music of John Williams? And it's every bit as fun to play as it is to listen to--though of all the orchestral music I've played, Williams's is some of the HARDEST!! If you watch the violins here you'll see what I mean.
A friend of mind said this video made her want to play EVERY instrument in the orchestra! (But I still think you made a good choice with violin. )
In May 2017 I challenged my students to practice every day for 30 days in a row. In addition, I asked them to listen to 30 bite-sized musical selections I emailed daily. I collected my picks in this blog for posterity. So these are works I find particularly fun, interesting, or important, including a handful by composers who were born or who died in May. Please enjoy!