Weekend 3-23-14

Inspired by a delightful conversation about mezzos and hot cars, I am going another round with La Clemenza di Tito – the Gardiner recording from 1991 that I have been meaning to listen to for years.

I have also had to attend to a bit of a media storage issue:

No more room!

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It was necessary to designate an alternate Verdi through Z (actually Verdi through Wolf, but it includes Z conceptually) overflow area on the top of the DVD shelf.

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And having accomplished this, I took a nap and dreamed that the spouse and I were watching a documentary about a scientist. There was a musical interlude while the scientist was driving (he was in the car) and I recognized the voice immediately – but she was singing in French, which made me think in the dream that it must be part of that Carmen bootleg I have and I was all excited go to and see via comparison if I was correct, but then the spouse was like, no, those are songs by [dream gibberish – Darnton, Danton, Radant, something like that] and I was all excited because it seemed there must be another bootleg out there that I didn’t have – but naturally I woke up then and concluded that I listen to entirely too much opera.

2 thoughts on “Weekend 3-23-14

  1. All those neat shelves of opera and Michael Ende on the coffee table, that looks like around here except for the neat part.

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    1. The lack of neat elsewhere in the house more than compensates for the obssessively alphabetized opera collection.

      (I’m enjoying reading Momo – I’ve read it in English before, which helps, and sometimes I am surprized by the bizarre vocabulary items that I already know, e.g. words from Maria Stuarda or Wagner librettos or whatnot.)

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