Final Exam Playlist #1

You’ve probably already noticed that I have not been maintaining this blog to the best of my ability, but I promise those posts you’re waiting for are coming!

In the meantime, while I’m procrastinating taking a break from studying for finals, and while you’re revisiting my old posts studying for exams, here is the first of my final exam/study playlists for you to sit down and concentrate to. I’ll leave you with the calmer playlist and post my more angsty/eclectic mash up for later. Have a listen, enjoy, and get back to work!

Cambridge, 1963 – The Theory of Everything  (Jóhann Jóhannsson): Honestly, if you hate my playlist, do yourself a favor and listen to the entire soundtrack for the movie instead – it’s quite possibly the best.

On the Nature of Daylight – Arrival & Disconnect (Max Richter)

Divenire (Ludovico Einaudi)

No More Fear – Testament of Youth (Max Richter): Side note – this is an excellent movie and I highly recommend it (based on Vera Brittain’s memoir). Also, you’ll cry a lot while watching.

Lili’s Death – The Danish Girl (Alexandre Desplat)

Letters – The Light Between Oceans (Alexandre Desplat)

The Wedding – The Theory of Everything (Jóhann Jóhannsson)

L’Autre Valse d’Amélie – Amélie (Yann Tiersen): I love this entire soundtrack as well, and the film too! Definitely watch it and re-live the movie through the soundtrack! (Bonus song below – it’s the original theme, La Valse d’Amélie.)

Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77: III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace (Johannes Brahms): YouTube link goes to Itzhak Perlman’s rendition of the song!

Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48: II. Valse (Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky): One of my favorite songs that we played in orchestra in high school, so I had to include this!

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, III. Allegro (Johann Sebastian Bach)