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The Lark Ascending
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Honestly, this is the first timer ever (and I only got into the "classical music" section last year) that I purely thought, that this piece told me a story, I 100% believed!! ❤️😍
Like... that was AWESOME!! I heard a lot of people talk about "Yeah, this music tells a story" or "Yeah, the Violin really sounded like it was trying to say something" but...
THIS? This is on another level!!
At first I thought that it was too slow for me or too quit, but as it rose in volume and the orchestre blended it with the solo Violin it was... gold honestly👌🏼
The Violin, for me, was like a bird🐦, hatching out of its egg and trying to fly while firstly failing. But as it got older and trained, it began developing a technique which made it possible for the bird to spread it wings and play with the wind and air around him🌬️,like jumping onto a bus (in the way of getting into it😅). It can fly now! And there's nothing the little bird doesn't want to see🐦
There's new animals to explore, new habitats that the bird never saw before and of course new dangers the bird gets confronted with.
In the end it find its love and they have beautiful kids together and can die happily, knowing, their life was filled and lived out with every second they were possibly able to live❤️
Honestly pure perfection right there😊
That's what I call music

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Scara Mouche

The first time I heard this exquisite piece of music, I was driving a lorry through the Berkshire countryside and it came on Classic FM, and it was requested by a mother who had just buried her four year old son. They used to listen to it together through his illness and he loved it..she said it was now how she imagined him, a beautiful free spirit flying up to heaven. Despite being a big burly trucker, I had to pull over and I sobbed my heart out for ten minutes. I just couldn’t hold it together. Even recounting the story now, sets me off! How can a world that produces such beautiful music be so cruel to such an innocent! Needless to say I have had a soft spot for this piece of music ever since. I can’t listen to it without thinking of that poor bereaved mother and the poor poor child!


@Scara Mouche There are more things in Heaven and Earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy. Apologies to W.S.


@Denise De Winter You may like to read "The Power of a Dog" ,and "His Apologies", both by Rudyard Kipling here on Youtube.

john jones

Wonderful story but so sad


I am in tears after reading this comment, one that I will never forget.

Daphne Anson

Music is about transcendence.

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kev bailey

I looked after an elderly lady for 5 years, she introduced me to this music she died yesterday Rip lovely Elizabeth I will keep the larks ascending for you x

Liza Field

@SP Moran Thank you! He went out with Kings College lessons & carols, Oct 29. I played it early for him, from a long ago year. He loved Vaughan W's carol arrangements. Bless you!

SP Moran

@Liza Field I hope that you are coping with the sadness.

Mark Wright

So sorry for your loss she will be proud of u looking after her for 5 years and playing her favourite peice rip Elizabeth

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