Have you ever seen the movie "Master and Commander"? I won't do a movie review on it here but suffice to say, it is probably my favorite movie ever. And I don't just throw out comments like that lightly! Here are a few other favorites of mine:
3. A Few Good Men
4. 3:10 to Yuma
5. Good Will Hunting
Anyways one thing that suprised me about Master and Commander was how much it turned me on to classical music. Something about the open sea, a beautiful navy ship and beautiful cinematography combined with the music of Bach made me appreciate something I might otherwise not have.
I Particularly enjoyed this little number. If you do not want to be lulled into a peacefull paradise, do NOT under any circumstances listen to the music in this video:
'Prelude' (From the Unaccompained Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007)
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Preformed by Yo-Yo Ma, Cello
I'm told this is one of the best known "interpretations" of the number as performed by "Yo-Yo Ma" who is apparently one of the greatest celloists of our generation.
This version is quite amazing and a little bit faster. I don't like it quite as much as the Yo-Yo interpretation, but it is clearly a masterpiece. It is performed by a man named Mstislav Rostropovich who is apparently a legend.
Or for those of you who are more contemporary minded, try this version. Undoubtedly hated by purists ;)