Sunday, February 22, 2009

Being Inspired by Others

Intermezzo from the opera, Cavalleria Rusticana, by Pietro Mascagni
Conducted by the great Riccardo Muti


Khaled KEM said...

Hi Judith,

Thanks for the lovely piece of music I needed it on that Sunday afternoon. I always enjoy the opera and the classic music. It gives me that quietness and peaceful moments.

I still have to re-post the music soundtracks to my new template. I would like you to listen to them (the Arabic soundtracks) and let me what do you think.

I will be ready in few hours for the Oscars and I guess that you will post a "Being" about it.

Have a lovely Sunday afternoon and evening.

judith ellis said...

Hi Kahled,

I'm pleased you enjoyed the piece. It is one of my favorites. When I was a teenager I performed selections of this great Mascagni opera at one of the largest halls in Detroit. I have sweet beautiful memories.

Looking forward to your music soundtracks. I love all kinds of music, so it will be great to hear your selections. As I speak a other languages, Arabic is not one of these. Where there are lyrics, I hope to be able to find the translation.

I love movies, but I must admit to not being a great fan of award shows. But I may watch the Oscars tonight as I loved Slumdog Millionaire. It looks like it will win for Best Picture and I am also rooting for Mickey Rourke. Kate Winslet is a favorite.

I have not seen The Reader or The Wrestler. That brings up another habit of mine; I rarely rush out to the theater when the movies come out. Sometimes I see them two or three years later.

Khaled KEM said...

I watched Slumdog Millionaire. It is a very good movie. I watched also the Curious case of Benjamin Button and I liked it also. I did not watch any of the others movies.

We share the same habit. I use to watch every (good) movie coming out but now I do not. It could take me few years before watching it.

Most of the sound tracks are only music so you won't need translation. I can tell that you have a great taste for music and you will like those pieces as well.

judith ellis said...

Yeah, there's something about following the herd that doesn't altogether move me. I am generally the same way about books. I never simply read a book because it's on the New York Times Bestseller, even when I know that I will at some point read it. I am more incline to read books referred by people I know and respect.

Cool about the music! Too bad there are no songs include in your selection. It would have been good to hear the human voice too. The voice is my favorite instrument followed by the cello. I once did Villa Lobos' Bachianas Brasileiras no. 5 with celli. It's a marvelous composition!