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  •  My coming of age music (13+ / 0-)

    was basically pre- 1968 when I entered the convent.  That music was mostly Dylan, Collins, Mitchell, Simon and Garfunkle, etc.  

    But what filled my house as a coming of age -- which I didn't appreciate until decades later was music such as

    Jussi Bjorling and Robert Merrill in the most gorgeous duet from The Pearl Fishers.  It still makes me cry and I haven't heard anyone match these two amazing singers.

    " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

    by gchaucer2 on Sat Nov 02, 2013 at 05:57:01 PM PDT

    •  Ah, gorgeous, thank you so much. (8+ / 0-)

      I'm listening to the recordings in threads as I read. I grew up with my dad's Metropolitan Opera, as he from Astoria Queens, was from an Italian family and neighborhood.

      Like we go to football games today, those kids went to the Met, then stayed up singing the arias afterwards in front.

      I was thrilled the first time I ever went to the Met to see displayed Renata Tibaldi's blue velvet gown from iirc La Boheme, Puccini being one of dad's favorites.

      I hit freshman year of college listening to four track, yes kids there was such a thing, installed in a Plymouth Valient, we used to rally in. The Doors, Moody Blues, It's a Beautiful Day, Simon and Garfunkle and hundreds more. I swear music was more diverse then, Detroit, Great Britain, boy and girl singers, it was a fabulous time for music. I can remember every word to songs that are over thirty years old for me.

      Thanks again.

      Science is hell bent on consensus. Dr. Michael Crichton said “Let’s be clear: The work of science has nothing to do with consensus... which is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right,”

      by Regina in a Sears Kit House on Sat Nov 02, 2013 at 07:00:27 PM PDT

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      •  Hi dear Regina (7+ / 0-)

        I hope you are near a movie theater that has the simulcast HD Met performances.  Here's the link.  I saw Eugene Onegin and The Nose in HD and A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Met.  The HD is incredible and I will be seeing it locally for the rest of the season except for Rosenkavelier which I'll see at the end of November at the Met.  

        This year is my my opera indulgence -- and when HD is only $25 and less for seniors (I have 2 years to wait) it is a bargain.

        I hope you and yours are well.  

        " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

        by gchaucer2 on Sat Nov 02, 2013 at 07:17:31 PM PDT

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        •  Thanks, that sounds like fun, and I would think (5+ / 0-)

          now that we are in the big city of Seattle, there might be something here for us.

          We have gotten to go to Jazz Alley several times and the symphony hall here (Benaroya) has really good acoustics.

          It's been a year of displacement and loss I'm afraid, but we have our sights set on France. It's our hope, our dream, our life line.

          I now have a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, clinical strength to aid me in slowing down inflammation and immune system cascades, so we are hopeful.

          Good seeing you my dear, and I hope the same for you and yours.

          Science is hell bent on consensus. Dr. Michael Crichton said “Let’s be clear: The work of science has nothing to do with consensus... which is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right,”

          by Regina in a Sears Kit House on Sat Nov 02, 2013 at 07:40:14 PM PDT

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