Classical Music for Valentine’s Day: Five Instrumental Songs that Express What the Human Tongue Cannot

by on November 28th, 2010
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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, people everywhere will try to find the best way to shower their significant other with love and affection. Music is an extraordinary way to express how you feel, and few genres can top the music from the Classical era. With compositions jam-packed with passion and emotion, the instrumental pieces of Classical music evoke what the spoken word cannot. Here is a look at five of the best pieces of Classical music that are perfect for Valentine’s Day.

“Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” by Sergei Rachmaninoff

A song that conveys passion, intensity and longing like no other is “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” by Sergei Rachmaninoff. Few songs can match the emotional build-up that this song boasts. If you can listen to “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” and not experience feelings of romantic longing, you simply don’t have a pulse.

“Clair de Lune” by Claude Debussy

A song that definitely fits the bill for Valentine’s Day is “Clair de Lune” by Claude Debussy. “Clair de Lune” defies words. The melody evokes longing, love and passion and is perfect for any Valentine’s Day playlist. The song has been featured in a long list of movies for good reason: “Clair de Lune” is a mood setter and a game changer.

“Violin Romance No. 2″ by Ludwig van Beethoven

Another song that is sure to set the mood for Valentine’s Day is “Violin Romance No. 2″ by Ludwig van Beethoven. The sweet melody is set by the violin, while the background orchestral accompaniment helps the tempo to dance along. “Violin Romance No.2″ by Beethoven is bound to make the mood at your Valentine’s Day dinner a romantic one.

“Liebestraum (Love Dream)” by Franz Liszt

“Liebestraum” or “Love Dream” is another excellent choice for Valentine’s Day. This composition is a brilliant piece that evokes intense passion and love. Liszt masterfully created a work of art when he composed “Liebestraum.”

“Serenade” by Franz Schubert

Another song that is sure to make hearts flutter on Valentine’s Day is “Serenade” by Franz Schubert. Serenade is a beautifully composed piece of music that appeals to the heart. The melody draws in the listener and with each intricately planned frame, Schubert shows just how unappreciated he truly was.

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