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