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Motivating Classical Songs & Pieces

Updated: Jan 19, 2021

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It's January - which means it's back to school season! To get your drive going, we have prepared a list of the top motivating classical pieces and songs for you to listen to.

1. Grieg - Holberg Suite (Rigaudon)

It's difficult not to feel inspired and motivated while listening to this piece. The strings in this classical piece is the highlight you should be listening out for, as it encourages speed and brings in an uplifting spirit to brighten up your day!

2. Glinka - Ruslan and Ludmilla (Overture)

Ruslan and Lyudmila composed by Mikhail Glinka between 1837 and 1842. With roles of sorceress, bards and knights, you can expect adventurous valiant tunes in this piece.

3. “The Thunderer” by John Philip Sousa

"The Thunderer" is a march composed by John Philip Sousa in 1889. It is speculated that it gets its name from the "pyrotechnic effects of the drum and bugle in the score." If that does not screams motivational, give this piece a listen and you will be hooked!

4. “Flight of the Bumblebee” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

A piece that needs no introduction, its composition is intended to musically evoke the seemingly chaotic and rapidly changing flying pattern of a bumblebee. The fast rhythm will get your drive going and uplift your spirits!

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