From The Desk Of Nathan Larson And Nina Persson: The Most Beautiful Pieces Of Music Ever

acamplogo100d“We’re going to party like it’s 1699,” sings Nina Persson on Colonia, the second album the Cardigans frontwoman has released under the A Camp name with husband Nathan Larson (Shudder To Think) and Niclas Frisk. As the lyric and album title imply, the ornate Colonia is loosely based on the theme of love in the time of colonialism and is inspired by cabaret and musicals from the ’40s. Larson and Persson—king and queen of Colonia—are guest editing magnetmagazine.com all this week. Read our Q&A with them.

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Nathan And Nina: Oh, this a hard one. We eliminate pop music/songs. We want this one to be a simple entry, so we suggest:

1. Henryk Górecki, Symphony No. 3
And if it weren’t sad enough, this performance—one of the definitive ones—was filmed at Auschwitz.

2. Léo Delibes, “The Flower Duet,” from the opera Lakmé
Wow.

3. Gavin Bryars, Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet
The story behind this is what really kills you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byAGDVu4sC4

4. Erik Satie, Gymnopédie No. 1
A bit obvious, but goddamn.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAR0WkIQ6mg

5. Johann Sebastian Bach, Cello Suite No. 1
We like this video with Dalí.