Orchestras on the Run

Heading out for a run. Hoping to slim down to at least a size viola by July.

Ahhh…Spring is finally here!  (I think)  And as the countdown to summer is on, so is the pressure to work off the winter wobblies and tighten up the beach body!  Full body makeover in full effect.  Not to mention, the sunshine does something special for all of our personalities.  Plus it’s just too beautiful outside not to be soaking in some much needed Vitamin D.

So as I’ve been attempting to kick my butt into gear, motivation is key.  For me, part of the fun is the music!

Most turn to the bass-thumping tunes, but I thought I’d put together a playlist of Overtures, Allegros, Prestos, and Scherzos for those of us who are looking for something a little different — a classical music running playlist.  Uplifting and dramatic, it’s the perfect soundtrack for breathing in the fresh air, being one with nature, clearing your mind, jacking up your muscles, and there’s even a point of applause to cheer you on if you’re feeling weary. You’ll feel like a champ.

  • Mozart – Overture to Marriage of Figaro (7:29)
  • Holst – The Planets, Jupiter (8:05)
  • Beethoven – Symphony No. 7, iv. Allegro con brio (8:21)
  • Mendelssohn – Symphony No. 4, iv. Saltarello (6:39)
  • Dvorak – New World Symphony, iii. Scherzo (7:05)
  • Mussorgsky (orch. Ravel) – Pictures At An Exhibition, “Hut on Fowl’s Legs” (3:23) and “Great Gate of Kiev” (6:03)
  • Berlioz – Symphony fantastique, Op. 14, iv. Marche au supplice (7:02)
  • Holst – The Planets, Mars (7:20)
  • Bernstein – Overture to Candide (4:25)

Try my classical mix “Orchestras on the Run” at 8tracks.com HERE.  Also suitable for general jaunts and frolics.  Enjoy!  And good luck to everyone running this weekend’s Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon.

Tell me what you think.  If you likey, maybe I’ll start publishing more mixes?


About karenoke

One-time karaoke champion blogging about curiosities and cravings for music, food, design, and other sweet pleasures. http://about.me/karenoke
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