Music To Your Ears August 28 2013

Beautiful Music To Ride To - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op 43 - Variation 18, composed by Sergei Rachmaninov, performed by Arthur Rubinstein

Music accents the power, grace, and harmony of the horse-and-rider partnership. The right melody can add a touch of timelessness and finer shades of beauty to a ride, or even to a daydream of a ride.

This piece, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 - Variation 18, is both relaxing and uplifting, with a restrained but sweeping power that invites a loose, swinging walk and trot, a joyfully bounding canter, and the softest of halts. Composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff, one of the great musicians of the Romantic era, and played here by Arthur Rubinstein, one of the great pianists of the 20th century, this variation also waltzes and twirls through popular movies like Somewhere in Time and Groundhog Day. Add it to your playlist, and get ready to pirouette among the clouds!