Sounds Spooooky!

October 13, 2023, 8:00 pm

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On this episode of Sounds Classical, Kristina and LaRob explore their favorite classical pieces that sound spooky and why this music gives them the chills! Join in for a frightening conversation about dissonance, instrumentation, and storytelling featuring works by Saint-Saens, Berlioz, and Schubert.


Toccata in D Minor
Johann Sebastian Bach (excerpt)

Night on Bald Mountain
Modest Mussorgsky (excerpt)

Dans Macabre
Camille Saint-Saens
French National Orchestra/Lorin Maazel

Piano Sonata in Bb minor, op. 35
III. Marche funèbre
Frederic Chopin
Lento Vladimir Horowitz, piano

Nutcracker Suite
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra/Andreas Delfs

Symphonie Fantastique, op. 14
V. Dream of a Witches Sabbath
Hector Berlioz
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Daniel Barenboim

Der Erlkönig
Franz Schubert
Dietrich Fischer Dieskau, br; Gerald Moore, p

Gretchen am Spinnrade
Franz Schubert
Anne Sofie von Otter, ms; Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Schwanenesang, D 957
Der Dopplegänger
Franz Schubert
Bryn Terfel, br; Martin Martineau, p

The Stolen Child
Eric Whitacre
Eric Whitacre Singers; King’s Singers/Eric Whitacre