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Obscure bassoon piece

In a recent email from Naxos there was a featured album of bassoon and orchestra pieces by some of the great composers, some of whom were not known for bassoon or  orchestral pieces: Such as Verdi, Puccini and Paganini. This third movement from Puccini’s Bassoon Concerto is certainly no master work – but a charming little piece nonetheless! Enjoy

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My first post in a while! Hope you enjoy it


 

An Opera challenge! Opera/Vocal Puccini

Opera. I still don’t like it – but here’s my wifes’ challenge!

My wife says; HOW could you not love this? (O Mio Babbino Caro by Puccini) And I say … well – I guess I do – a little bit! (*uTube link)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0diDwHtATw

BUT – a BIG BUT! … I feel the emotional power much more from the Orchestral version.

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Done to death but still irresistible Puccini Rachmaninoff

Done to Death but still Irresistible

Hijacked by car ads, Hollywood tearjerkers and Muzac/elevator music; they remain eternally and universally appealing!

Rachmaninoff – Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini. Heaps of these versions on a “theme by Paganini” by a number of Interperters and Composers. I like this particular one by Rachmaninoff /Performed by  John Barry from “Somewhere in Time” – The movie.

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What can you say?! Puccini’s O Mio Bambino Caro (from the movie A room with a view)

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Not sure if this is the best version (by the St. Louis Symphony) – But it’s good enough!

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