?

Log in

No account? Create an account

June 29th, 2014

Thanks To Beautyisme For This Link

Serving Maria

Dame Kiri: honoring the legacy.

Tonight, as I was doing the dishes in my ever-warming fifth-floor walk-up in New York City, a song began to play on my iTunes shuffle.

It was "One Hand, One Heart" as sung by Kiri Te Kanawa and José Carreras from the 1985 studio recording conducted by Bernstein himself. (Many of you may be familiar with the documentary film made about the making of this recording-- for many of us it was a consummate first glimpse behind the scenes of the music world).

I stopped.
Bright-yellow gloved, and covered in soap suds, I stopped.
The music was stabbing me in the heart.
I folded over and listened to them sing...
and I cried.
Read more...Collapse )

Profile

wss crazy cool by dallowayward
westsidestory
West Side Story

Latest Month

December 2020
S M T W T F S
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

Tags

Comments

  • 5 Oct 2020, 19:59
    Happy Birthday to a Fabulous Shark! You played the role of Bernardo, the Sharks leader and Anita's lover fantastically! Thank you so much for helping to make the fabulous original 1961 film version…
  • 28 Aug 2020, 12:37
    It's a fantastic book, and I'm glad I ordered it. I was aware of Robbins' firing due to his having gone over budge and beyond scheduling, as well as Natalie Wood's overt hostility towards Richard…
  • 28 Aug 2020, 12:30
    Happy Birthday to you, Simon Oakland! You helped raise a beautiful movie-musical to the heavens by playing a fantastic role of Lt. Schrank. That role fit you perfectly, since you had both the looks…
  • 25 Aug 2020, 13:19
    Happy Birthday to the one who helped create the most fantastic, the most special, and the most beloved musical on earth! RIP, Leonard Bernstein!
  • 17 Aug 2020, 11:10
    I found this rather overblown, if one gets the drift.
Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Tiffany Chow