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Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Tone Poem Tuesday

Sorry for the late posting, but geez, I'm having a busy bunch of days here. Wowza.

Anyway, here's an old favorite of mine. I haven't heard a lot of Edward Elgar's music, but whenever I listen to him I come away thinking I need to listen to him a lot more. Elgar wrote this piece while spending several months in the Italian Riviera with his family. I don't know the first thing about the Italian Riviera, but in this piece I hear adventure and wistful remembrance and drama and excitement. This concert overture reminds me of the very best film music from that form's Golden Age, and for me, that is a compliment.

Here is "Alassio (In the South)", by Sir Edward Elgar.

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