” An Aficionado”

With less snow presently than usual, there is another snowstorm on the way tomorrow which will leave the ground with nearly eight of more inches. Here so far it hasn’t been bad and one is hoping that it stays status quo as long as possible. Came home from the dentist which fortunately wasn’t that bad as one’s appointment was later and was taken earlier. Just wanted it to be over with for obvious reasons. One is an aficionado for many things. Sports which one favours some over others, music which one has more of an appreciation for more types. Namely soundtracks from movies. Some of them believe it or not are of a classical nature. One composer who comes to mind is Alexander Duplait. His compositions are breathtaking to hear. He has composed many, namely ” The Painted Veil”, The Girl With A Pearl Earring: The Kings Speech and of course more. If one isn’t familiar with classical music then one may just take a listen to some soundtracks and immediately one will automatically change one’s view. Speaking of sports and the art of ice skating, years ago Jonny Weir skated divinely to piece of ravishing, radiant music entitled ” The Swan”. Recently one was doing some research and found that this was composed by Camille Saint-Sains. Actually found it accidently for Saint-Sains did a rendition of a song called “Night” sung marvelously by Jackie Wilson. If one takes a moment to do some research on things it would be worth the time. For instance the movie with Dirk Bogarde ” Death in Venice”  Only part of the music is from the third and fifth movements of Gustav Mahler. That is the same with Camile Saint-Saens. It is from the Swan Movement. Incidently this composer knew and studied with Mozart. It is astounding that these sagas were written over a century ago and are still appreciated today.

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