LIFE AIN'T KIND  is an existentialistic novel very rich in music of many genres. The following works are contained within the 80 chapters and provide the reader with a unique perspective on certain aspects of Nat's journey that might otherwise go unnoticed.

 

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  • 3 Preludes – George Gershwin {Oscar Levant}

  • 24 Preludes Op. 28 – Frédéric Chopin {Claudio Arrau}

  • 24 Caprices Op.1 – Niccolo Paganini {Michael Rabin

  • Adagio in B Minor, K. 540 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart {Vladimir Horowitz}

  • 3 Preludes – George Gershwin {Oscar Levant}

  • A Hard Day's Night – The Beatles

  • Alabama Song (Whiskey Song) – Bertolt Brecht & Kurt Weill {The Doors}

  • Also Sprach Zarathustra – Richard Strauss {Karajan}

  • Ave Maria – Franz Schubert {Luciano Pavarotti}

  • Bacchanale – John Cage

  • Bagatelle No. 25, Op. 33 (Fur Elise) – Ludwig van Beethoven {Artur Schnabel}

  • Barcarolle, from The Tales of Hoffmann – Jacques Offenbach {Joan Sutherland & Marilyn Horne}

  • Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61 – Ludwig van Beethoven {Heifetz}

  • Body and Soul – Heyman, Sour, Eyton - Johnny Green {Richard Glazier}

  • Bolero – Maurice Ravel {Leonard Bernstein}

  • Born to be Wild – Steppenwolf

  • Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 – Johannes Brahms {Heifetz}

  • Bye Bye Blues – Hamm-Bennett-Lown-Gray {Cab Calloway & his Orch.}

  • Canzonetta (Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto) – Peter Tchaikovsky {David Oistrakh}

  • Caprice No. 24 – Niccolo Paganini {Heifetz}

  • Cello Sonata No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1027 – Johann Sebastian Bach {Lynn Harrell}

  • Clarinet Quintet in B-Flat Major, Op. 34 – Carl Maria von Weber {Sequoia String Quartet}

  • Czardas – Monti

  • Death and Transfiguration – Richard Strauss {Karajan}

  • Des Antonius von Padus Fischpredigt (Des Knaben Wunderhorn) – Gustav Mahler {Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau}

  • Eine kleine Nachmusik (Serenade No. 13 in G Major, K. 525) – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  • Entry of the Gladiators – Julius Fucik

  • Eroica Variations – Ludwig van Beethoven's {Glenn Gould}

  • Etude Op. 25, No. 5 “Wrong Note Etude” – Frédéric Chopin {Artur Rubinstein}

  • Fie on Goodness (from Camelot) – Lerner and Loewe {orig. Broadway cast}

  • The “Fish” Cheer (anti-Vietnam War song; Woodstock Festival 1969) – Country Joe & the Fish

  • Foggy Mountain Breakdown – Earl Scruggs {Roy Clark}

  • Goldberg Variations – Johann Sebastian Bach {Glenn Gould}

  • Goodbye Cruel World – James Darren

  • Götterdämmerung – Richard Wagner {Sir Georg Solti}

  • Grand Galop Chromatique – Franz Liszt

  • Gymnopédie No. 3 – Eric Satie {Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, John Lanchberry}

  • Horst Wessel Song – (Nazi propaganda song) lyrics by Horst Wessel

  • Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G Minor – Johannes Brahms {Antal Doráti}

  • Hurdy-Gurdy Man – Donovan

  • I Don't Know How to Love Him, from Jesus Christ Superstar – Andrew Lloyd Webber

  • I Just Wasn't Made For These Times – Brian Wilson & The Beach Boys

  • I Will Wait for You – Norman Gimbel {Jack Jones}

  • I'm Gonna Wash that (girl) Right Out of My Hair, from South Pacific – Oscar Hammerstein

  • Is That All There Is? – Peggy Lee

  • Isadora – Maurice Jarre {Paul Mauriat}

  • Kindertotenlieder – Gustav Mahler {Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau}

  • La Bamba – Ritchie Valens

  • La Campanella – Paganini-Liszt piano etude {Earl Wild}

  • La Campanella (3rd mov. of Violin Concerto No. 2 in B Minor, Op. 7) – Niccolo Paganini {Eugene Fodor}

  • La Mer – Claude Debussy {Eugene Ormandy}

  • LiebesleidFritz Kreisler {Michael Rabin}

  • Mahler (transcriptions)

  • Maple Leaf Rag – Scott Joplin {Richard Glazier}

  • March Military in D-Flat Major – Franz Schubert (arr: Carl Tausig) {Vladimir Horowitz}

  • Maria (from West Side Story) – Leonard Bernstein {Jose Carreras as Tony}

  • Mattinata (Neopolitan song) – Leoncavallo {Jussi Bjoerling}

  • Mazurka Op. 30 No. 4 in C-Sharp Minor – Frédéric Chopin {Artur Rubinstein}

  • Mazurkas Op. 17, Nos. 2 & 4 – Frédéric Chopin {Artur Rubinstein}

  • Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64 – Felix Mendelssohn {Heifetz}

  • Missa Solemnis in Major, Op. 123 – Ludwig van Beethoven

  • Monday Monday – John Philips and The Mamas & the Papas

  • Money (Makes the World Go Round ) – Kander & Ebb {from the Broadway musical Cabaret} {Liza Minnelli & Joel Grey}

  • Mother's Little Helper – Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones

  • O Holy Night – Adolphe Adam {Luciano Pavarotti}

  • Oft denk' ich, sie sind nur ausgegangen from Kindertotenlieder – Gustav Mahler {Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau}

  • Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg – Richard Wagner {Karajan}

  • Paganini Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 6 – Niccolo Paganini {Eugene Fodor}

  • Paganini Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Minor – Niccolo Paganini {Arthur Grumiaux}

  • Partita No. 2 in D Minor BWV 1004 “Chaconne” – Bach-Busoni {Glenn Gould}

  • Partita No. 2 in D Minor BWV 1004 “Chaconne” – Johann Sebastian Bach {Nathan Milstein}

  • Piano Concerto No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 11 – Frédéric Chopin {Artur Rubinstein}

  • Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467 (“Elvira Madigan”) – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart {Glenn Gould}

  • Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73 “Emperor” – Ludwig van Beethoven {Rudolf Serkin}

  • Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K. 331 “Turkish Rondo” – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart {Walter Geiseking}

  • Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 “Moonlight” – Ludwig van Beethoven {Rudolf Serkin}

  • Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-Flat Major, Op. 81a “Les Adieux” – Ludwig van Beethoven {Rudolf Serkin}

  • Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 “Pathétique“ – Ludwig van Beethoven {Rudolf Serkin}

  • Pineapple Rag – Scott Joplin {Joshua Rifkin}

  • Pop! Goes the Weasel, Shortni' Bread, etc. – Paul Smith (pianist), “Heavy Jazz” {Lp}

  • Recuerdos de la Alhambra – Francisco Tarrega

  • Rialto Ripples – George Gershwin {Richard Glazier}

  • Ritual Fire Dance – Manuel de Falla

  • Romance No. 1 in G Major, Op. 40, No. 2 in F Major, Op. 50 – Ludwig van Beethoven {Heifetz}

  • Roses from the South – Johann Strauss {Karajan}

  • Ruby Tuesday – Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones

  • Scottish Fantasy for Violin & Orchestra – Max Bruch {Jascha Heifetz}

  • Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 2 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 129 – Dimitri Shostakovich {David Oistrakh}

  • Sibelius Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47 – Jean Sibelius {David Oistrakh}

  • Siegfried – Richard Wagner {Sir Georg Solti}

  • Smile (D Minor) – Charlie Chaplin {Nat King Cole}

  • Solitary Man – Neil Diamond

  • Souvenirs_d'Amérique,_Op.17 (Yankee Doodle) – Henri Vieutemps

  • Still Alive and Well – Johnny Winter

  • String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96 “American” – Antonin Dvořák

  • String Quartet No. 13 in G Major, Op. 106 – Antonin Dvořák

  • String Quartet No. 13 in B-Flat Major, Op. 131 w/Grosse Fugue Op. 133 – Ludwig van Beethoven {Julliard}

  • String Quartet No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131-- Ludwig van Beethoven {Julliard}

  • Symphony No. 1 in D Major “Titan” – Gustav Mahler {Sir Adrian Boult}

  • Symphony No. 2 in C Minor “Resurrection” – Gustav Mahler {Karajan}

  • Symphony No. 3 in D Minor – Gustav Mahler {Karajan}

  • Symphony No. 4 in E-Flat Major WAB 104 – Anton Bruckner {Karajan}

  • Symphony No. 4 in G Minor – Gustav Mahler {Karajan}

  • Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart {James Levine}

  • Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 – Ludwig van Beethoven {Christopher Hogwood}

  • Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor – Gustav Mahler {Karajan}

  • Symphony No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 82 – Jean Sibelius {Karajan}

  • Symphony No. 6 in A Minor “Tragic” – Gustav Mahler {Karajan}

  • Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 “Pastoral” – Ludwig van Beethoven

  • Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92 – Ludwig van Beethoven {Carlos Kleiber}

  • Symphony No. 8 in C Minor – Anton Bruckner {Karajan}

  • Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major “Symphony of a Thousand” – Gustav Mahler

  • Symphony No. 9 in D Major (Adagio Sehr langsam und noch zurückhaltend) – Gustav Mahler

  • Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 – Ludwig van Beethoven {Carlos Kleiber}

  • Symphony No. 9 in D Minor WAB 109 – Anton Bruckner {Eugen Jochum}

  • Tannhauser – Richard Wagner {Otto Gerdes}

  • Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 – Peter Tchaikovsky {Heifetz}

  • The Beautiful Blue Danube (waltz) – Johann Strauss {Karajan}

  • The Impossible Dream – Mitch Leigh & Joe Danion {Jack Jones}

  • The Joker – The Steve Miller Band

  • The Man I Love – George & Ira Gershwin {Helen Forrest}

  • The Pirates of Penzance – Gilbert and Sullivan {D'Oyly Carte Opera Company}

  • The Ruins of Athens Turkish March, Op. 113 – Ludwig van Beethoven {Heifetz}

  • The Windmills of Your Mind – Michel Legrand {Jack Jones}

  • Tonight (from West Side Story) – Leonard Bernstein

  • Träume – Richard Wagner

  • Tzigane – Maurice Ravel {Heifetz}

  • Violin Methods – Practice book by Carl Flesch, Leopold Auer

  • Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Op. 24 “Spring” – Ludwig van Beethoven {Heifetz}

  • Violin Sonata No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47 “Kreutzer” – Ludwig van Beethoven {Heifetz}

  • Volare – Domenico Modugno {Dean Martin}

  • Waltz in A-Flat Major, Op. 39 No. 15 – Johannes Brahms {Artur Rubinstein}

  • Wedding March from A Midsummer's Night Dream – Felix Mendelssohn

  • What a Piece of Work is Man – Ronald Dyson & Walter Harris {from the Rock opera Hair}

  • Where Do I Go? – James Rado and Company {from the Rock opera Hair}

  • Wieniawski Violin Concerto in F -Sharp Minor, Op. 14 – Henri Wieniawski {Michael Rabin}