Valentine's Day: the single's playlist
Valentine's Day: the single's playlist © Getty  /  Alicia Llop

Valentine's Day: the single's playlist

Hardened batchelor or recently dumped? Serene, indifferent or helpless? To each his music for the evening of February 14th, Valentine's Day...

February 14th, Valentine's Day. The famous "holiday of love". And for those who find themselves alone on this seemingly important day, things can be very annoying, and even painful... And what goes on the classical side of things? Of Valentine's Day itself, not much, but of free and forbidden love, heartbreak and passion, the story almost never ends.

For those in love…

Lovers frozen in their tracks, it's now or never! If you are alone tonight but your mind is haunted by the sweet image of one that has stolen your heart, why not take advantage of Valentine's Day to declare your love? 

"There is nothing in you that does not drag me with the invisible power of love: I am nothing more than prey and prize   of your beauty". Follow the example of Claudio Monteverdi as seen in this beautiful declaration of love.

For those with broken hearts…

You thought there was a chance, and yet here you are alone today on Valentine's Day, much like Après un rêve. "Alas! alas, sad awakening from dreams", writes the anonymous Italian poet whose poem was later put to music at the end of the 19th century by Gabriel Fauré.

The dizziness of love. The mirage of love. Take a deep breath and let yourself be carried away by one of the most beautiful melodies of French music, one that reminds us how love unrequited can be one of the most beautiful, although painful, sources of inspiration.

For those who appreciate the solitude…

You don't (necessarily) get depressed when listening to Chopin's Nocturnes. On the contrary, your spirit is soothed, since the Nocturnes highlight the night's calm and softness. And how pleasant it is to be gently lulled to sleep by the sound of the piano, wrapped up in a nice warm blanket or in a nice warm bed...

For those who don't care…

If Valentine's Day has no effect upon you, then this Spanish dance by Manuel de Falla is for you! It is taken from his opera La vida breve, and since life is indeed short, it is important to make the most of it! Alone or together, young or old, this dance can't help but make us feel light and gay. we raise our arms with joy and shout... ¡vale !

For those looking to seduce…

Take heart! With this famous air from Bizet's opera Carmen, we mustn't give up. "The real pleasures are for two", as the beautiful Carmen tells us. "Who will love me? I will love him!" The fiery gypsy has set the tone: everyone can (and must) be comforted...

For those hoping to forget...

Reason is telling you one thing, your heart another. Yes, you should forget about him or her, turn the page... But how painful it is to give up and silence your feelings. Astor Piazzolla knows this all too well, and in this melancholic tango, he describes the state of sorrow and bitterness brought about by the will to forget.

And for those simply waiting their turn...

"Path of love, I seek you still". Patience, patience, your turn will come. In the meantime enjoy the peacefulness, the moments of tranquility, and send waltzing your melancholic thoughts with the music of Francis Poulenc.

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