La Scena Musicale

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Top 10 Musical Valentines

Songs have been sung to loved ones since the beginning of time. Several years ago, Czech archeologist Bratislav Vachala discovered in Egypt what seems to be a love song, well over 4,000 years old. Dating from the period in which the pyramids were built, the song, the oldest known music written, was drawn in hieroglyphs on the wall of a nobleman’s tomb.

In that spirit, in January 2001, La Scena Musicale compiled a list of 88 classical works that one could offer to a special love as a testimony of undying passion. That list (still available on the Web) was based on the suggestions of our contributors and other specialists in the classical music field. Visitors to our Web site were then invited to vote for their 10 favourite musical works.

Here is the list of the 10 top musical valentines. Thanks to EMI Classics and CBC Records, we created 6 Musical eCards based on musical selections from this list. This was the first eCard to have musical selections in their entirety and it still seems to be the only available on the web with great musicians such as Furtwängler, Jussi Bjõrling, Rita Gorr, Gérard Souzay and Linda Macguire. Visit the Valentines eCard page to send your own musical eValentine.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Note: The musical selections require Realplayer.

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