Monday, July 9, 2007

Today is the birthday in 1879 of Ottorino Respighi, whose composition "The Birds," makes my heart and feet feel like dancing in a meadow. Though a citizen of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, he wrote like a Baroque composer, and his work compares successfully with that of Vivaldi and Scarlatti.

Ah, the Italians... I wish I had a bottle of Sangiovese, a CD player, and perhaps some nice cheese and bread. And of course, a geologist.


ever the same, ever changing, I am e said...

Favorite songs of mine of which "this post has reminded me:

"Feed the Birds" - Mary Poppins
"The Bird and the Worm" - The Used
"Green Bird" - Yokko Kanno/The Seatbelts/Cowboy Bebop
"Little Bird" - Man of La Mancha
"Blackbird" - G Love & Special Sauce

ever the same, ever changing, I am e said...

Oh, and how could I forget?!

"Blackbird" - I think it's a Foo Fighters remake of The Beatles.