Richard Armitage shares his love of music as it inspires his acting portrayals, February 02, 2021 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1363)


The talented British actor Richard Armitage shares two pieces of classical music–via a BBC’s “Inheritance Tracks” podcast–that feed his soul just as much today as they did when he was first introduced to them as a budding cellist and later flutist in his childhood, as well as, modern day with a contemporary musical selection.  Thanks much to Fabo Laktuko for sharing this musical link!


Both of these are lovely pieces of music.  The first piece is a classical musical selection,  “Dance Of The Blessed Spirits composed by C.W. Gluck”–which feels uplifting and hopeful with its airy and lyrical flute music, giving me a sense of lightness and gentle breezes, with birds winging their way aloft in clear blue skies.  Whereas the contemporary second musical selection “On the Nature of Daylight composed by Max Richter” is almost elegy like in its caressing solemnity—and is very touchingly moving.

And I love Richard Armitage (below as Dr. Astrov in Uncle Vanya via PaulaJo83, Thanks!) sharing his insights as to how he uses music to help him immerse himself in the characters he portrays as an actor! He has often said that he makes a musical playlist for his characters, to get him in the mood.  And with the many and varied characters he has portrayed, his characters’ musical playlists must be vast and varied as well.

So were I to choose one of my favorite pieces of instrumental music to listen to, it would be “Vivaldi’s  The Four Seasons”.  An excerpt for “Autumn” can be listened to below:

Wishing everyone a safe, healthy, peaceful, & happy day!  Hugs & Cheers!  Grati  ;->

About Gratiana Lovelace

Gratiana Lovelace is my nom de plume for my creative writing and blogging. I write romantic stories in different sub genres. The stories just tumble out of me. My resurgence in creative writing occurred when I viewed the BBC miniseries of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel North & South in February 2010. The exquisitely talented British actor portraying the male lead John Thornton in North & South--Richard Crispin Armitage--became my unofficial muse. I have written over 50 script stories about love--some are fan fiction, but most are original stories--that I am just beginning to share with others on private writer sites, and here on my blog. And as you know, my blog here is also relatively new--since August 2011. But, I'm having fun and I hope you enjoy reading my blog essays and my stories. Cheers! Grati ;-> upd 12/18/11
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