I don’t need to interfere with too much chatter today because, frankly, it speaks for itself.
I will say, because it’s not as if I can stop myself, this music absolutely stirs the blood. I have friends who are fully Scottish, with accent, and the effect that bagpipes has on them is what I encounter when I hear this.
My mother was mad-keen on all forms of classical music. I promise, when I hear this, I do not think of The Apprentice.
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, The Dance of the Knights
If Prokofiev doesn’t do it for you, I can recommend Saint-Saëns – Danse Macabre.
Go wild this weekend, listen to something with a full-orchestra. I mean, obviously, if you find yourself with some time to burn, you could read me.