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 ;->