These are some links to a wide variety of music (as the list grows) that are some of my all-time favorites for one reason or another – usually having to do with the time and place of first experience with each. Added here in no particular order.
1. This, by Van Cliburn, I had on 33-1/3 LP record as a young teenager. He had won a prize at a major festival for his performance of this piece and I happened to love it then – and it refreshes and motivates me to go for the gold – even today.
2. This piece was one of my earliest childhood memories of a specific classical piece that I remembered and that moved me deeply with longings and wistful dreams beyond my understanding. Whenever I hear this melody well done, that call from the mysterious other world still calls me toward it.