Thursday, February 19, 2009

Mercoledi Martedi Musicale

For some reason those early morning walks earlier this week reminded me of a lovely ballad from On The Town, the Bernstein-Comden-Green love note to New York City. As I recall as he walks alone in the early morning Gabe, a sailor on leave, muses on being in a "Lonely Town." In this concert performance Thomas Hampson sings it beautifully and Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the dance sequence that follows it with a light, graceful touch.

Sadly this song was not in the film version, which used only 3 of Bernstein's numbers including the iconic New York, New York.

19 febbraio - San Corrado Confalonieri

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