Apr 13, 2017, 03:27

It’s understandable why classic songs are classic songs; even when they’re cheesy. Baby-boomers made out for the first time to Elvis’s “Can’t Help Falling In Love”. My first beer buzz was underscored by The Simple Mind’s “Don’t You Forget About Me”.

Experts call that associative listening. What we were doing when we first heard the song made the song great in our minds. That’s why reminiscing about the music of Iron Maiden is fun for me…until I actually go listen to the band. Then I feel embarrassed. As generations fade away, a large body of our music goes with us.

So what is it about classical music that transcends that generational attrition? Why in the year 2017 – when music has never been better (I really mean that) is there still no better way to convey timelessness than the music of J.S. Bach, Amadeus Mozart and Frederic Chopin?

I think it’s because those guys didn’t have laptops. The rules they broke didn’t involve electricity, viral videos or choreographed drones..just melodies and chords. Say it with me: melodies and chords.

250 years later, because of the sheer nutritional value of their music, there is still no better way to make people stand up at a wedding ceremony or respect an established institution than to spin a track by one of those masters.

So with that, please enjoy this lovingly cultivated collection of Classical Music. These tracks are public domain and available for your use in videos, commercials and TV shows. Enjoy.


Mike Bielenberg is a professional musician and co-founder of http://www.musicrevolution.com, a production music marketplace with over 48,000 tracks online where media producers, video producers, filmmakers, game developers, businesses  and other music buyers can license high-quality, affordable royalty-free music from an online community of musicians. mbielenberg@musicrevolution.com.

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