Posts tagged music
Here’s to a claret in front of the fireplace at 11:59pm. Here’s to the ghosts of years past, and the ones yet to be encountered. Here’s to lost loves and sad eyes and tinkling glass. Here’s to a year of swallowing words and choking on sentiment. And here’s to doing it all again next year.
And most of all, old darlings, here’s to you.
This song always makes me love the world a little bit more.
“Sunday” by the Jean Goldkette Orchestra, just for your Sunday enjoyment!
I drank my morning coffee to these songs from Nick Drake’s mother, Molly Drake, and it was the right way to start the day:
Squirrel Thing Recordings, the label behind the mysterious lost recordings of Connie Converse, is proud to announce the release of Molly Drake—a self-titled collection of never-before-heard songs recorded in the 1950’s at the Drake family home, and lovingly restored by Nick Drake’s engineer John Wood.
The Queen’s Android (via http://bit.ly/Krr44d)
“This famous android was a collaborative effort by two Germans. Clockmaker Peter Kintzing created the mechanism and joiner David Roentgen crafted the cabinet; the dress dates from the 19th century. Automatons were in circulation and aroused much curiosity. Roentgen probably sent the tympanum to the French court and Marie-Antoinette bought it in 1784. The queen, aware of its perfection and scientific interest, had it deposited in the Academy of Sciences cabinet in 1785. The tympanum is a musical instrument that plays eight tunes when the female android strikes the 46 strings with two little hammers. Tradition has it that she is a depiction of Marie-Antoinette.”
Amelita Galli-Curci - Un Bel Di Vedremo (Madama Butterfly), 20.9.1922
Edith Piaf - Dans Ma Rue
It Had To Be You - Dick Haymes and Helen Forrest
If I ever have a wedding this will be the first dance song.
Tomaso Albinoni - Adagio in G minor
performed by Herbert von Karajan (conductor) & Berlin Philharmoniker
Enrico Caruso - Una furtiva lagrima
Connie Converse - Talkin’ Like You (Two Tall Mountains)
After writing goodbye letters to her friends and family, Elizabeth “Connie” Converse disappeared in 1974, leaving behind a haunting body of recorded music that would remain virtually unheard for the next 35 years. An album of her music entitled How Sad, How Lovely was released in 2009.
Joni Mitchell | Big Yellow Taxi, 1970 (remastered)
Songs from “Friday Afternoons”, Op.7 - Cuckoo! - (Benjamin Britten) Moonrise Kingdom Soundtrack