Music

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Photos taken: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH. Eric Clapton is inducted with an epic quote in 2000, followed by Nile Rodgers in 2017, the best disco and funk artist in history

This page lists my favorite music riffs and compositions:

Classical

Bach: Cantata, BWV 147, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring; Badinerie; Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach: Minuet in G major, BWV Ahn. 114; Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049

Beethoven: Bagatella In La Minore “Per Elisa”, Moonlight sonate (esp. op 27 # 2 Mov 3), 7th symphony- 2nd movement

Boccherini: MINUETTO dal QUINTETTO N. 5, G 275; SINFONIA IN RE MIN. G 506 “La casa del diavolo”

Brahms: Hungarian Dance in G minor

Chopin: Walzer (minute waltz) In Re Bemolle Maggiore Op. 64 N. 1; Waltz in A Flat major, Op. 69 No. 1 ; Mazurkas, Op. 33: No. 4 in B Minor; Nocturnes, Op. 9: No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Andante; Nocturnes Op. 9 N. 1

Fucik: Entry of the Gladiators

Liszt: Liebestraum (Love Dream)

Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik (+ II mov); Marriage of Figaro; Ah vous dirais je maman, Marcia turca

Pachelbel: Canon in D Paganini: Caprice No. 24

Philibert, Clement: Duo des Fleurs

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30 (0, 7, 16; 28:30 min https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meKSDUnS7xg)

Sakamoto: Piano Collection “BTTB” (“Back to the basics”): Aqua, Untitled

Satie: Gymnopedie No.1

Schubert: Rosamunde Intermezzo in B flat major

Shostakovich: Waltz No. 2

Strauss: Emperor Waltz op 437; Vienna Blood; The Blue Danube Waltz op 314

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Waltz of the Flowers; Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48; Swan Lake Waltz

Verdi: Aida – Marcia Trionfale (Triumphal March)

Vivaldi: Autumn+ Spring, 4 Seasons

Wagner: The Valkyrie, WWV 86B, III: “The Ride of the Valkyries”

Yin Chengzong: Yellow river (esp. The Yellow River Piano Concerto: I. Prelude: The Song of the Yellow River Boatmen; Mov.4); Red lilies crimson bright

Good Riff

Sultans of Swing, Dire Straits https://youtu.be/xo-J1wf2KHc?t=4m58s

Lady Writer, Dire Straits https://youtu.be/v-A5Kf-SqXk?t=189

Stairway to Heaven, Lord Zeppelin https://youtu.be/iXQUu5Dti4g?t=5m55s

Get Lucky (Daft Punk): beginning: https://youtu.be/D2f6lNmmd1M; end: https://youtu.be/D2f6lNmmd1M?t=313

Give Life Back to Music, Daft Punk https://youtu.be/IluRBvnYMoY?t=149

Another One Bites the Dust, Queens https://youtu.be/rY0WxgSXdEE?t=3m16s

Smoke on the Water, Deep Purple https://youtu.be/zUwEIt9ez7M?t=2m58s

Hotel California, Eagles (for copyright reasons this song tends to get taken down on Youtube, but it is the last 2 minute instrumental after Don Henley finishes singing his final line, “You can check out anytime you like but you can never leave”)

Dani California, Red Hot Chili Peppers https://youtu.be/Sb5aq5HcS1A?t=3m48s

8675309, Tommy Tutone https://youtu.be/6WTdTwcmxyo?t=2m26s

Smooth, Carlos Santana https://youtu.be/6Whgn_iE5uc?t=174

Chill Out, John Lee Hooker and Carlos Santana https://youtu.be/cTjYQKtO2dc?t=168

Layla, unplugged; Eric Clapton https://youtu.be/Q_L-0Ryhmic?t=173

I Want Your Love, Chic https://youtu.be/hjqPmqXy7nc?t=254

Le Freak, Chic https://youtu.be/E-TZtrJjW54?t=249

I’ll be There, Chic https://youtu.be/1jw8VSqT7gg?t=230

Stillness of Heart, Lenny Kravitz https://youtu.be/SP6HACvtPUw?t=140

Meredith Brooks, Bitch https://youtu.be/_ivt_N2Zcts?t=114

Player, Baby Come Back https://youtu.be/Hn-enjcgV1o?t=195

Wonder, Shingo Nakamura (feat. Kana) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1nHgMB02vU

Flower of Snow, Shingo Nakamura (feat. Kana) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFmYLjdfT3U

Morning Sun, Shingo Nakamura https://youtu.be/5fzzH1wt4kY?t=59

Harmonic, Blood Grove and Kikis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEsHEzgl9bY

Aki Amono, Scence in the Sunset, Shingo Nakamura https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd3xIgyY17U

Sapporo, Shingo Nakamura https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSRQJmxn6Ic

Small Image, Shingo Nakamura https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhoj0iDoZHA

1247, Shingo Nakamura https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXUy7MgAm7U

Free Bird, Lynyrd Skynrd https://youtu.be/CqnU_sJ8V-E?t=296

Don’t Look back in Anger, Oasis https://youtu.be/cmpRLQZkTb8?t=185

Don’t Stop, Fleetwood Mac (Live performance 1997) https://youtu.be/7oZsyJgNVnQ?t=225

Here I am, Bryan Adams https://youtu.be/G6xr6VKg7sE?t=123

Baker Street, Garry Rafferty https://youtu.be/dU6w56epBdc?t=288

Another Brick in the Wall, Pink Floyd https://youtu.be/5IpYOF4Hi6Q?t=136

Comfortably Numb, Pink Floyd https://youtu.be/rEmTMkx7SLE?t=270

Everyone’s a Winner, Hot Chocolate https://youtu.be/-SFFRaIUisY?t=215

Shake Your Booty, KC and the Sunshine Band (first 30 seconds) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgIsUiT2dug

Let’s Dance, David Bowie. https://youtu.be/gHlwJvPv9C0?t=387

Chan Chan, Buena Vista Social Club https://youtu.be/o5cELP06Mik?t=184

Year of the Cat, Al Stewart https://youtu.be/Ak_MTXQALa0?t=202

Sweet Child O’ Mine, Guns N Roses https://youtu.be/1w7OgIMMRc4?t=182

King of Queens, Season 3, ending credits https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF83lEP8Vls

Favorite Musicians

Nile Rodgers (Liu 2018); Elton John (Liu 2018), George Michael, Simply Red, Madonna, Eros Ramazzotti, Bee Gees, Spice Girls, Eric Clapton, Lenny Kravitz, Daft Punk, Portugal.TheMan, Phil Collins, Falco, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Robby Williams, REM, Shingo Nakamura, Dire Straits, Queens