My Favorite Pieces of Classical Music Monday: My Favorite Pieces of Classical Music Part 7

Happy Monday!

First up is the An American in Paris by George Gershwin.  A tone poem, depicting a trip Gershwin took to Paris, the listener experiences the highs, lows, and everything in between of great city of Paris.

Next is the Rondeau by Jean-Joseph Mouret, a lovely piece so happy with its alternating trumpet and organ solos.

Finally, is an eerie and ominous song: The Elfking from a poem by  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe with music by Franz Schubert.  It tells the story of a father rushing home on horseback with his young son, but the son claims to be terrorized by visions of an evil supernatural creature known in  some translations as the Elfking, but more accurately the Erl King.

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