Highbrow Nonsense

Oh God, Puccini, where to start,

I know his operas off by heart,

I'd have to say that La Boheme

Is probably the best of them,

But Tosca, too, I like a lot,

And then, of course, there's Turandot,

Which always always makes me cry,

And as for Madame Butterfly,

I find its beauty almost numbing,

You cannot beat a bit of humming.

◄ Keep It In The Family

What A Tragedy ►


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Graham Sherwood

Mon 22nd Jul 2019 00:27

Don Don Don! And I thought you were such a culture vulture!

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Don Matthews

Sun 21st Jul 2019 23:02

Sour Angelica? Who's she?....

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Graham Sherwood

Sun 21st Jul 2019 17:38

Suor Angelica is much underrated

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Martin Elder

Sun 21st Jul 2019 15:59

Keith I think it could be because people in dinner jackets and evening gowns started going to concerts. Plus so much nonsense is talked about what is purported to be serious music. When much of this music was written it was for the masses.
Thought provoking poem on some marvellous music Branwell

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M.C. Newberry

Sun 21st Jul 2019 15:14

Another bit of rhyming whimsy to relish.
I enjoy much of the music in opera but have always found it difficult
accepting a very large loud-voiced woman looming over a less
physically imposing man while singing of love - not unusual in this
particular musical genre.

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keith jeffries

Sun 21st Jul 2019 14:46

I wonder why classical music is considered highbrow.


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Don Matthews

Sun 21st Jul 2019 12:48

Golly gosh! I can't keep up
The humour bug is catching
I just comment on one here and
The next's at my door scratching

Must move on.....?

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