5.20.2009

What I'm Loving Wednesday


It's been MONTHS since I have showcased something awesome on WILW.  Aren't you curious?  Aren't you dying to know what I am loving this week?  Thought so.  What am I loving?

The classics.

(sigh of disappointment...) Truly!  We all know that I played the cello in High School and I have always enjoyed classical music, but lately I have rediscovered my love for it.  And not just string symphonies, but Opera has crept up and made me adore it.  It can be so beautiful.  Go listen to a smidgen of these songs - I know you will recognize them.  They are my favorites right now...

Nocturne No. 2 in E-flat major, Op. 9 - Chopin. 
I am currently learning this song on the piano.  It reminds me of Summer evenings.  Hopefully I will master it so I can play it with the windows open at dusk some night.



Clair de Lune - Debussey.  
I have loved this song since I was little...so pretty.  I also found an operatic version of Clair de Lune that is Heaven.
I know...OperaBabes?  Really?  Trust me, it's great.
















Chi il bel sogno di Doretta from La Rondine - the version I have is sung by Kiri Te Kanawa.
THIS song.  This beautiful, glorious song...it brought tears to my eyes.  Have you seen 'A Room With A View'?  Of course you have.  Remember the lovely scene when Lucy comes upon George in a barley field?  And when he sees her he comes over and kisses her?  Such passion!  Such forbidden love!  This is the song that accompanies that wonderful scene.

So, go!  Find these songs, listen to them.  Then get kissed in a barley field.

6 comments:

Tim and Angie said...

I too love classical music, not so much opera though. I love musical theater, but I never made the jump to opera. My girls listen to the classics everyday, usually accompanied with dress ups and dancing.

The Bakers said...

I've known you for how long?

kateastrophe said...

Dude, that Room With a View Song . . . gives me wigglies every time!

You heard me!

Shawn said...

Love the classics! Love opera----and that is one of my favorite pieces----in Room With A View...

I actually trained in Opera in college---but didn't want to give up my "band" and "musical" sound.

Kim said...

Julia!

Congrats on selling your house! I know that things with the park went south when I got sick, but I'm better now, and if you would like to go sometime soon let me know. I realize you have a million things to do, so whenever is fine. I would love to help you pack, just let me know. As for classical music, the memories! Mr. Allred, Disneyland, New York, loved it!

kim

Kevin & Mari said...

Julia!

Do you know that I play Chopin's Nocturn 2 . . . ALLTHETIME! Listen close and you'll hear it across the way. haha. I love love love that song. And clair de lune too. Of course.