The display of athleticism at the Olympics is always impressive and inspiring, but I’m not going to lie — one of my favorite aspects of watching the Olympics is hearing the music. Whether it’s the artists featured at the opening and closing ceremonies, the theme music or what figure skaters skate to, I’m mesmerized and intrigued by it all.
Here are some blog posts I’ve found about music at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics:
- Symphonic music and the Olympics? Yes, there is a connection: BSO’s blog about the score for the opening ceremony.
- Olympic “Dream”: Jenn of Ain’t Baroque talks about “Bugler’s Dream.”
- Olympics: Music for Figure Skating: Washington Post‘s Anne Midgette deconstructs what classical music figure skaters used for their programs. (Hearing “Lacrymosa” from Mozart’s Requiem without words totally threw me off!)
- Does the Music of the Olympics Sound Familiar to You?: The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.‘s theme was used in the Olympics telecasts. Really!
- Live from Vancouver, it’s the Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony: The L.A. Times live blogs the closing ceremony, everything from speeches and show to music and dance.
Do you have any thoughts about the music used at these past Winter Olympics? Share them and post a comment!