O IS FOR OPERA AND OVERTURE
I know a lot of people do not like opera, but bear with me for a moment please. This video clip is of what I consider to be one of the saddest pieces of music I have ever heard. Even now when I hear it I get prickles down my back. You don't even have to know the story to hear the sadness.
It is the overture to Verdi's La Traviata. Even if you don't like opera, just give this piece a try it's only three minutes and see if you can't hear the poignant sadness that is in the story about to be performed. Of course it is a story about true love that is doomed from the start and ends in the heroine's death and the hero's devastation.
I learned to love opera in high school where our school choir performed several. I also learned to love it from my father who had a variety of pieces recorded on His Masters Voice and would play them over and over again. I'm sure he didn't realize that I, as a ten year old child, was absorbing them without knowing and cultivating a love for such music. I certainly didn't realize it.
I actually like a lot of different kinds of music, including the Beatles, the Mamas and Pappas and the Beach Boys among many others.
This is my entry for ABC Wednesday, for the letter O. Why not click HERE and see what other topics our participants have chosen for their 'O' entry. You won't be disappointed.
Thanks Mrs. Nesbitt and Roger Owen Green