30 May 2015

Songs and Sounds on Saturday

Cavalleria Rusticana Intermezzo by Pietro Mascagni
is such a moving piece of music. It stirs my soul whenever I hear it.

 His 1890 masterpiece caused one of the greatest sensations in opera history


  1. Oh Valerie, what a gorgeous piece of music! It went right to my heart! Isn't is amazing about music, how it can stir the soul with such emotion? Music is one of those things that is universal in language because it has no barriers.

    I loved watching the Maestro conducing the piece because you could see him almost "channeling" the emotional of the music.

    Thank you for sharing, dear lady. Lovely selection for songs and sounds on Saturday!

    Have a great day!
    X to you and Joe

  2. After a very tearful day, this reached right to my soul: thank you x

  3. Hi Ron, I am so pleased you enjoyed this piece and that you found it as moving as I do. It has haunting appeal, once heard never forgotten. I checked out a few clips of orchestras and conductors but this one won me over literally, as you spotted, for his facial expressions. He was absorbed in sound and I loved it.

  4. Tracey, I hope it helped. Music can be a powerful cure if we let it.

  5. This melody is of such soul-reaching dimensions that I can't listen to it or watch without having memories flooding back to me. Thanks.

    Greetings from London.


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