Symphonic Selections: Berlin Song

Symphonic Selections (Original image from

It has been a while since I’ve done a Symphonic Selections post. I hadn’t found or heard of songs that just made me really get into music lately. That changed when I clicked around on Facebook, and I found a Classic FM post with a list of relaxing pieces. I played the first song on the list, and it instantly captivated me to the point that I’m here to share that piece.

This song composed by Ludovico Einaudi is a gorgeous and peaceful piece. It’s actually a simple composition for the piano, but something about it just really appeals to me. With the first note, with its surreal and dreamy vibes, I am instantly transported to my happy place. Closing my eyes, I remember all my past events that have left me feeling content. This piece is love on first hearing. Here are two different videos of the piece — the original recording and the live performance. Do give this short piece a listen and let me know what you think! Enjoy!

Original Recording

Live Performance


  1. Wait, I have heard this piece despite not watching This Is England film/TV show! I just didn’t know what it was called.

    I love it ~ it’s super relaxing! This is the sort of music I’d play when I’m looking to take a bubble bath and just relax with a book.

  2. I didn’t realize how long it’s been since your last Symphonic Selections post! I really like how relaxing the song sounds. I like live performance videos where you could see the musician getting into the music. This makes me appreciate piano music even more. Thanks for sharing, Tara :)!

  3. This was a lovely piece of music! Like you said, the way the piano mimics reverb gives the music a wonderful dreamy vibe. This is a really calming piece too, especially when the new melody is introduced around the 1.30 mark. I have only listened to Le Onde by Ludovico Einaudi before, so I’m very thankful you’ve introduced me to more of his pieces!

  4. I think this is my first time seeing this series on your blog! This is a cool way of sharing new music. When I think of relaxing music, I normally just put on some Beethoven or Frederic Chopin. Nice to have come across this new song – very soothing :3

  5. This was such a wonderful piece. I was enjoying it so much I wasn’t ready for it to end!

  6. Ooh, I understand the happy, relaxing viewpoint! This piece feels like something I’d hear in a subtly happy montage in a movie or TV show during a romantic scene. It sounds simple and playful, but not so much so that it’s childish.

  7. I hit play on the video while I was browsing the web and it was so soothing and relaxing.

    Sometimes, I like to listen to music when I’m trying to become inspired. Especially when I’m writing. I like to listen to music that gives me strong emotions and this composition is pulling at the heart strings. I don’t know why but it does and I’m going to add it to my list of “Songs that take my heart places” because it beautiful.

    Thank you so much for this. I needed it =)

  8. That really is a relaxing and peaceful song! It has such a gentle sound. It makes me think of enjoying a relaxing day outside :) Thanks for sharing!

  9. It’s very upbeat, but in a melodic way. It encouraged feelings of serenity, but also happiness which is why I enjoyed it so much. I have to say, this is the first time I’ve had the privilege of seeing a Symphonic Selections post, and I very much liked it. I do hope you’ll include more in the future!

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