Top Ten Pieces of Classical Music to Listen to on a Dark and Stormy Night

August 9, 2015 at 1:17 am | Posted in Astrology | Comments Off on Top Ten Pieces of Classical Music to Listen to on a Dark and Stormy Night

Best for Halloween. (We have “Christmas in July”; can we have Halloween in August?)

JOANNA PARYPINSKI

I say, “classical music.” You say, “boring.” I say, “WRONG!”

Nothing sets the mood for a horror story like a spine-tingling score, and you might be surprised how many orchestral works provide a perfectly creepy atmosphere. What would Psycho be without the screeching violins? Let’s count down some of the best pieces of classical music to listen to on a dark and stormy night…

Number 10: “Funeral March of a Marionette” – Charles Gounod

Remember Alfred Hitchcock Presents? It was a ‘50s anthology TV show, and the title sequence used this piece, which forever afterward became associated with Hitchcock. Good evening… Get the mp3Number 9: “Dreams of a Witches’ Sabbath” from Symphonie Fantastique – Hector Berlioz

The symphony is about an artist who’s taken a lot of opium and experiences some pretty weird stuff. Berlioz describes this movement of the symphony as “a hideous…

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