I have done posts on my favorite melodies in classical music. When I do that or am asked that question, I always insert the caveat that there are so, so many great melodies in classical music that I know I will forget to add them in the list I give. And I thought about that the other night when listening to Classical King FM.
When I go to sleep at night I always listen on my I phone to one of three classical music stations: Houston Public Media Classical Station; All Classical Portland; or Seattle’s Classical King FM. On Friday night November 5, 2021 I happened to be listening to King FM, when in the middle of the night [like happens to some of us old people] I woke up. When I do that I usually then turn off the internet radio station. But this time I heard something so beautiful, I couldn’t turn it off, even though it was about 4 am I had to listen to the end of Tchaikovsky’s “Rome and Juliet Fantasy Overture”. Then I remembered about my post of my favorite top 10 classical music melodies and I thought to myself, how could I not put this one in the top 10 it is so beautiful.
In the following video from You Tube, the melody I am talking about is introduced at about the 7:50 mark, and then further developed and exemplified in its full orchestral magnificence at about the 14:12 mark.
So, please turn up the volume and enjoy one of the most beautiful and recognizable melodies of classical music from Tchaikovsky.
P.I. Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture: