Classical music, opera, musicals etc

if anyone is interested!

mine:

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what a fantastic collection of music! they’re just playing number one - Beethoven’s 9th (now trying to get the family organised to go and experience it again in November!).

All of my choices made it on the list except “Born Free”, which was not really a surprise!

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I would have put Va pensiero, the Hebrew slaves chorus, from Nabucco.
It was sung by the thousands who followed his funeral train.
(And often sung by the retired opera singers living in the Casa Verdi which he had gifted to them as a home).

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oh hell yes!!!

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Before John Williams, there was Korngold, a classical composer, who fled Austria as the Nazis came to power. He composed the scores for so many Hollywood films, regarded by Previn as the master composer of the movies. Time for a revival. It would be interesting to have a Korngold/Williams concert series.

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Greta Bradman must read Blitz. She is now on the ABC audio talking up Korngold

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I’m a bit of a Ravel fan. The Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte is right up there for me as is Daphnis et Chloe. The Finale of The Firebird is another favourite. Love Sigurd Jorsulfa by Grieg.
Hard to go past the 2nd Rachmaninov piano concerto.

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you mean “All By Myself”? :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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