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.
From the 1961 album High Flying, enjoy “Halloween Spooks,” Dave Lambert’s whimsical, bebop-infused tune delivered with the characteristic vocalese and giddily blended harmonies of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross.
Halloween is almost here, which means that it might time to start thinking about a costume. If you’ve been putting off that task, here are some easy, clever classical music-themed costume ideas to get you in the spooky spirit!
The opera house can be a scary place – and we’re not talking about all those crazy singers and their shenanigans backstage! Many operas contain ghastly ghouls, ghosts, goblins, witches, dragons, and all kinds of crazy creatures. Here are some of the most frightening pieces from the history of opera.