Mozart and Sinatra

I have been listening to a lot of classical music on our stereo lately. I love Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Rachmaninoff. I never get tired of listening to these composers. David prefers Mahler, but I find his music very cacophonous and annoying.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died in 1791 at age 35. He was a prolific composer and wildly popular. But, he was a pauper when he died. No one knows where he was buried. There is no tombstone for him. So sad. You should watch the unforgettable Hollywood movie, “Amadeus,” which portrays Mozart as such a fascinating man. We bought the DVD and enjoy watching it from time to time.

I also have been listening to Frank Sinatra, the singer who was popular back in the 1950s and 1960s. He is deceased now, but his CDs are still amazing. I like the fox trot rhythms on one CD, and I also enjoy his swing music with Count Basie on another CD. How I love Frankie!

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Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra died in 1998 at age 82. He was one of the greatest crooners of the 20th century. Crooning is a term used for an intimate style of singing, which is accomplished with the use of a microphone. It is very different from opera, which does not use the microphone.

Music means everything to me.

Along with beautiful Art and delicious Cuisine.

13 Responses to “Mozart and Sinatra”

  1. DavidH Says:

    You have such a wonderful taste in music. The playing of these cds brings so much joy into our home. Where would we be without our daily dose of music.

  2. tomthebackroadstraveller Says:

    …music touches our lives!

  3. Valerie-Jael Says:

    Music is always balm for the soul, enjoy! I sang in a choir for many years and miss it now. Valerie

  4. marmeladegypsy Says:

    I’m not big on Mahler, either, though I do like the others you mentioned. And Frank is always worth a listen!

  5. AC Says:

    That was a good movie, one that we actually saw in the theatre.

  6. Martha Says:

    Sinatra was my father’s all time favorite. My dad sang My Way with him one night on stage back in the 80s. He later gave my dad a beautiful framed oil painting of himself and signed it for him as well. Of course I still have it.

  7. Arkansas Patti Says:

    I do enjoy classical mainly as a calming or centering tool. For me, music sets my mood. Classical for calm, Zydeco for energy, Country for heart or humor. Sorry Rap, haven’t found a mood for you yet:)

  8. Elephant's Child Says:

    Music isn’t important to me as it is to so many others. Art and nature feed my soul.

  9. Douglas Morris Says:

    Hey! I saw Amadeus when it first came out and again just a year ago when I was in the hospital. It holds up very well :^) Gigi I wish my mom was here to read what you wrote about Frank; that was her man, she owned every album. Well, the man could sing! PS. I’m on the same page as Arkansas Patti in regards to rap–I know it does much for many, but it does nothing for me except make me fidgety.

  10. Nancy Chan Says:

    I used to listen to Frank Sinatra when I was a young girl because my sister and cousins love Frank Sinatra.

  11. Rain Frances Says:

    Gigi, we are sisters at heart. I love classical music, most of it, but mainly Tchaikovsky, though I will enjoy any piano concerto from ANY musician. Frank Sinatra has a sad dramatic voice, I love listening to him sing. I’m with you on the art and food too! 🙂

  12. Iris Empereur Says:

    When working late into the night when studying (just architectural drawing, standing at my A0-Coolman-machine, as students are, on last minute…) I listened to Pavarotti.
    Going to bed I turned the stereo off. But Pavarotti sang on.
    I got up checked, next turned off the cable, then the batteries.
    He was in my brain. Ohhhh, I found no sleep!
    “Bad” memory, LOL. Too classical music, great when you work!

  13. Joared Says:

    I, too, enjoy music — select classical as well as certain tunes and artists in a variety of other types. Bartok, Stravinsky and Rachmaninoff immediately come to mind in the classical genre. American jazz is an all-ttime favorite given the freedom and spontaneous musician’s creations ever-changing. George Gershwin is a very favorite composer of mine as his “Rhapsody in Blue” meshed classical and jazz. I thought of Sinatra as just another pop singer with screaming teeny-boppers I read he initially paid to behave in that manner in his youth, but as he matured I came to greatly appreciate his vocal singing quality and technique,

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