Bombastic Classical Music to Get You pumped Up

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A list of bombastic classical pieces to get you pumped up for your day. From Bach to Beethoven, these pieces will fill you with energy and excitement.


We all know that feeling. You’re in the zone,itis all coming together and then… you hit a wall. You just can’t seem to push through it. And while some might say that the only way to get over that wall is to take a break, we say there’s another way: bombastic classical music.

Yes, you read that right. Classical music can be just as pumps you up as any adrenaline-inducing pop song or hardcore metal anthem. The key is finding the right pieces that fit your mood and getting lost in the moment.

So if you’re looking for some motivational music to help you get over that hump, look no further than this list of bombastic classical pieces. From triumphant fanfares to energetic symphonies, these pieces will give you the boost you need to power through whatever it is you’re working on.

The Baroque Era

The Baroque Era is a period of Western art history that extends from the late 16th century to the early 18th century. The era is characterized by grandiose, dramatic, and highly ornate music, Dance, and visual arts. If you’re looking for some bombastic classical music to get you pumped up, look no further than the Baroque Era!

Johann Sebastian Bach

Born in 1685 in Eisenach, Germany, Johann Sebastian Bach was a celebrated German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist of the Baroque Era. He is revered as one of the greatest composers of all time. Bach’s works are notable for their technical mastery, complex polyphony, and innovative structures.

Bach’s virtuosity is on display in his Brandenburg Concertos, which are some of the most well-known pieces of classical music. He also wrote many other influential works, such as The Well-Tempered Clavier and the Mass in B minor.

Bach’s music was largely unknown outside of Germany until the 19th century. However, he is now considered one of the most important composers in Western music history. His work has been influential in every generation of musicians since his lifetime.

George Frideric Handel

George Frideric Handel (born Weißenfels, 1685 – died London, 14 April 1759) was a German-British Baroque composer famous for his operas, oratorios and concertos. In 1707 he settled in London, becoming a naturalized British subject in 1727. He was strongly influenced both by the great architects of the English Baroque such as Wren and Bentley, and by the English madrigal school. His music was well received by John Blow and Henry Purcell. He became a colleague and friend of Charles Jennens, who supplied him with libretti for some of his oratorios. In his operas Handel used several of the great singers from the first half of the eighteenth century including Senesino, Francesca Cuzzoni, Faustina Bordoni and Guadagni.

The Classical Era

The Classical period was a time of great innovation and creativity in music. Many of the greatest classical composers were active during this time, and they created some of the most iconic pieces of classical music that are still popular today. If you’re looking for some bombastic classical music to get you pumped up, here are some of the best pieces from the Classical era.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

One of the most influential classical composers of all time, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s name is synonymous with genius. His works spanned the globe, as his lively, accessible music found popularity among elites and commoners alike.

Born in Salzburg, Austria, in 1756, Mozart showed signs of great musical talent at a young age. By age 5, he was already proficient on the harpsichord and violin; soon after, he began to compose his own works. In 1769, Mozart and his family embarked on a tour of Europe that took them to London and several other cities. There, the young prodigy garnered much attention and admiration.

Upon returning to Salzburg, Mozart became a court musician for the archbishop. However, he grew tired of the restrictive environment and longed for a more cosmopolitan lifestyle. In 1781, he moved to Vienna, where he enjoyed greater freedom and wrote some of his most celebrated works. These included operas like The Marriage of Figaro (1786) and Don Giovanni (1787), as well as symphonies like Symphony No. 40 in G Minor (1788).

In 1791, Mozart completed his greatest opera, The Magic Flute. That same year, he also wrote his Requiem Mass in D Minor—a work left unfinished at his untimely death from illness at age 35. Nonetheless, these final compositions only added to Mozart’s well-deserved reputation as one of history’s greatest composers. His music continues to entertain and inspire audiences around the world today.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven, bom December 16, 1770 in the city of Bonn in the Electorate of Cologne, a principality of the Holy Roman Empire, was a German composer and pianist who transformed Western music. His works spanned the transition from the classical period to the romantic era in classical music. His career has conventionally been divided into early, middle, and late periods. The “early” period is typically seen to last until 1802, beginning with his first publication. The “middle” period lasted until 1812, ending with the composer’s withdrawal from public life following his recognition of worsening deafness. The “late” period extends from 1813 to his death in 1827.

The Romantic Era

Classical music from the Romantic era is the perfect way to get pumped up for anything. The period saw a shift in focus from public concerts to private performances, which meant that composers could really let loose and explore their emotions. This led to some amazing pieces of music that are still popular today. Let’s take a look at some of the best.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky was born on May 7th, 1840 in Votkinsk, a small town in Russia. He was the second of six children. His father, Ilya Petrovich Tchaikovsky, was a well-educated man who worked as a mining engineer for the government. His mother, Alexandra Andreyevna Tchaikovskaya, was the daughter of a Ukrainian landlord. Tchaikovsky’s parents died when he was very young—his father when Pyotr was four and his mother when he was only five years old. As an orphan, Pyotr lived with his maternal aunt and grandmother until he went to boarding school at age ten.

In 1850, Tchaikovsky began attending the Imperial School of Jurisprudence in Saint Petersburg. He did not enjoy his time there and felt like an outsider among his wealthier classmates. In 1854, he transferred to the newly established Moscow Conservatory where he studied composition and piano under Nikolai Rubinstein, Anton Rubinstein’s brother. At the Conservatory, Tchaikovsky found like-minded friends with whom he could discuss music and other interests. These friends included Konstantin Albrecht (with whom he shared a room), Vladimir Davydov (later a cellist), and Herman Laroche (a French horn player).

Frederic Chopin

Among the most renowned composers of the Romantic era, Frédéric Chopin was born in Żelazowa Wola, Poland, on March 1, 1810. He cut short his formal music education in Warsaw and ascended rapidly as both a teaching virtuoso and a fashionable salon musician. From 1837 to 1847 he resided in Paris, where he achieved international fame as a concert pianist and attracted the patronage of leading figures of the artistic and literary worlds. Toward the end of his life Chopin devoted himself exclusively to composition. Although his health was failing, he completed several major works—including some of his finest piano pieces—and embarked on others that remained unfinished at his death on October 17, 1849.

The Modern Era

You know that feeling when you walk into a room and the music is just too loud, or when you’re trying to study but your roommate is blasting music from their laptop? Yeah, that’s what this playlist is NOT. This is a playlist of classical pieces from the Romantic period and onward that will make you feel like you can take on the world.

John Williams

John Williams rubble-rouser extraordinaire, is best known for his highly emotional, larger-than-life film music. Williams’s symphonic movie scores have earned him five Academy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, seven British Academy Film Awards and 22 Grammy Awards. With a career that has spanned more than six decades,Williams has composed some of the most popular and recognizable film scores in cinematic history, including Star Wars, Jaws, Superman, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and Jurassic Park. He also served as music director and conductor for the Boston Pops Orchestra from 1980 to 1993 and is now its laureate conductor.

Leonard Bernstein

Few people have done more to bring classical music to a wider audience than Leonard Bernstein. A legendary conductor, he was also a composer, educator and television star. Born in Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1918, Bernstein showed an early interest in music. He started piano lessons at age 10 and went on to study at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.

Bernstein made his conducting debut in 1943, substituting for an ill conductor at the last minute. He was just 25 years old. From there, his career took off. He conducted the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and countless other orchestras around the world. He composed music for stage and screen, including the Broadway musicals “West Side Story” and “Candide.” And he became a familiar face to millions of Americans through his appearances on TV shows like “Omnibus” and “The Young People’s Concerts.”

Bernstein was one of the most influential classical musicians of the 20th century. His passion for music was contagious, and he inspired generations of listeners to appreciate the beauty of classical symphonies and operas.

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