Monday, April 27, 2009

Being Inspired By Others ................Riccardo Muti

Thank you Judith for letting me share this! Please check out Judith's wonderful blog.
Judith writes beautifully and is a trained musician as well as a lover of music.
She is an inspiring gal and I appreciate having the opportunity to meet her through this
blogging community.

I would enjoy hearing your impressions of this music.



Beauty and Music......What feelings are inspired in you the listener?

Your thoughts and ideas are invited and welcome here.



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

54 comments:

Greener Bangalore said...

AWESOME !!! Just loved it....Thanks for sharing Linda

Greener Bangalore said...

AWESOME !!! Just loved it....Thanks for sharing Linda

Audrey said...

Linda that was incredible! Thank you so much for sharing it. It exemplifies "music soothes the soul."

Linda S. Socha said...

Greener and Audrey....

Thank you both for the lovely comments. Please also check out Judith's blog. She has some incredible posts. Hugs and thanks! I found this man's work passionately awesome!
Linda

Steve E. said...

Linda, nice of you to visit...and I have been to Judith's blog, and will go again. We even had an Email exchange.

When I lost all my "followers" I lost lots of addresses (URLs) and really have no way to get tham back. Linda you were one of those, but you're back--Bach!

I'm glad!

Linda S. Socha said...

Steve
Sorry you lost your followers! Glad you found me again. I like being in your world!~. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed the music...being the music man you are!
Linda

June Saville said...

Hi Linda
I do love the Intermezzo - but I can't hear it this time. My sound card has died and am awaiting my favourite technician ....

judith ellis said...

Linda - Thank you for your very kind words. They're much appreciated. I have been a trained opera singer since the age of 10, but I'm a great lover of all kinds of music. And, as you know, my blog is very much like my love of music, diverse and eclectic. Dolly Parton is an all-time favorite.

Again, thanks, Linda. Your big heart is evident in all you do. You're a beautiful lady.

BTW - I have met Muti and have spent a total of two years in Italy with other great conductors. There is a piece on my blog by another great Italian conductor, who was greatly admired by Muti, the incomparable, Arturo Toscanni. This too is a must hear! :-)

judith ellis said...

Oh, and my impression of the music--pure passion and relevance, the stuff made of soul: substantive and ethereal, present and everlasting, you and me.

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

Thanks for sharing Linda, thought it extremely good.


Yvonne.

Karen said...

This is beautiful, and a wonderful way to start my day. Later today, in the busy-ness of living, I'll recall this and breathe a sigh.

Marvin D. Wilson said...

Wonderful. Music like this makes all my molecules hum. It is the WORD - the very source of creation and universal oneness of love. Nice. Thanks for sharing. :)

Cori Lynn Berg said...

This song cleanses the palette of the soul. Thank you for sharing it!

jason evans said...

It sounds very expectant to me. A deep shine of optimism after a dark, painful time.

Marion said...

Linda! Such soul-stirring music! Since most music we hear of this caliber is in movies (background), it brought to my mind a tender love scene or some other touching scene. Thanks for posting! I visited and loved Judith's amazing blog! Blessings from Louisiana!

laughingwolf said...

music to snuggle and dream by, thx linda :)

laughingwolf said...

ooops, have had judith's blog linked from my page for some time... she posts incredible things :)

Rikkij said...

Linda, beautiful and soothing. Thanks for posting it!~rick

DB said...

Oh, Linda, thank you for this video. Having been a pit musician in the past, under conductors good and bad, I found this very inspiring. I would be proud to play under such leadership.

DB

Sherrlyn Borkgren Photography said...

Gorgeous and just perfect for today.My wedding website is indeed kidnapped so now my blog is the place to contact me. Hey did you get your question answered about links?

The Seeker said...

Beauty and Music... a match made in heaven...

xoxo

Cherie/ Butterfly Dreamer said...

I loved it !

Woman in a Window said...

What I appreciated most was just how entranced the conductor was. I really believed him. I loved him in his giving and vulnerability. The music, a treat. I'll go back and listen again, I'm sure.

Lyn said...

Thank you for this..Muti seems to live through the music and the music lives through him..perfect!

Silver said...

wow. so much passion ..so much soul showing. absolutely wonderful!

Branwen said...

Linda - OMG i just love this type of music. For some reason while listening to it, i pictured a woman by the ocean with her long bustle skirt blowing in the breeze.

much2ponder said...

OMGosh...it is simply beautiful and the conductor makes you feel as thought you are there with him. So much feeling and emotion. Wow!

Jenny Enochsson said...

Hi Linda,

Your blog contains very interesting and well-written texts. I also appricate the vivid interaction that takes place within your blog. Impressive!

Thanks,

Jenny

Jenny Enochsson said...

Hi again,

I am very happy to exchange blogs!

Looking forward to read your thought provoking texts.

Thanks,

Jenny

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Ghost Dansing said...

Rustic Chivalryit is all about love.... Italian love..... Turiddu, a young villager, had returned from military service to find that while he was gone, his fiancée, Lola, had married Alfio, the prosperous village teamster. In revenge, Turiddu seduced Santuzza, a young girl in the village. As the opera begins, Lola, overcome by her jealousy of Santuzza, has begun an adulterous affair with Turiddu.

Offstage, Turiddu is heard singing The Siciliana - "O Lola, lovely as the spring’s bright blooms". The curtain rises on the main square of the village. To one side is the church, to the other, Lucia's wine shop and the house where she lives with her son, Turiddu. The villagers move about the square, singing of the beautiful spring day (Gli aranci olezzano sui verdi margini - "The air is sweet with orange blossoms") and a hymn to the Blessed Virgin. Some villagers enter the church, others wander off still singing.

Noelle said...

Beautiful music...I love the violin...

SaoirseDaily2 said...

Thanks for visiting Linda. I am always searching for new and pretty pictures to post.

I think everyday is a struggle to eat right, take medicine and excercise. Sometimes it is depressing because you feel there is nothing I can eat..but we struggle on, don't we?

Just learned about greek yogurt. I might trying having that some mornings with fruit. The nutrionist said I could have yogurt but not the kind with added sugar. She said to read the ingredients not the grams of sugar on the label of foods. Opened up a few things I was avoiding.

Have a great weekend. Sun is shining today and I'm going to get my jalapeno seeds started. Rain for tomorrow. That will be a good day to stay in and do the things needed around the house.

Peace, Linda

Cynthia said...

Good Morning Linda, this is the
perfect selection for a Sunday
afternoon.

Linda S. Socha said...

June
Thanks for the visit! Sorry you could not hear the music! Computers can be unpredictable

Judith
Thanks Darling. Always glad to see your face and the comments

Yvonne
You are a great faithful commentator and I appreciate it!

Ah Karen...That is the way I feel visiting your blog

Marvin

The universal oneness of love...such a lovely thought and aspiration. Thanks for sharing it

Cori
Thanks for visiting and joining us . I enjoy your comments and your visits!

Jason
Love your comments and the interpretation....Appreciate your blog and your writing skill

Linda S. Socha said...

Laughingwolf

You are a man of taste and discrimination!

Rikkij

I value your judgment and your comments....I hold your blog in esteem bro

DB

Thank you so much. I deeply appreciate what you have to say both here and on your blog
Linda

Silver said...

i came back here to check this again. It can get addictive, Linda!!

AlpHa Buttonpusher said...

You have been tagged:)

Cynthia said...

Hi Linda, great music! I have left you an award at Oasis Writing Link. Please come over and look at it. You are such a lovely person and I just wanted to acknowledge you.♥

Lisa said...

thank you for the lovely words on my blog today Linda xx

Laura said...

How wonderful is this! Thank you for sharing with us.

Come and stop by when you have a chance and see my chick chat video about my life in San Francisco.

Linda Pendleton said...

Linda, I have an award waiting for you at my blog. Linda

Alexandra Garland said...

Linda, Beautiful piece!! Stimulates reflection and memories, thanks for posting!!
-Alex

Harlequin said...

lovely... and Muti is fabulous conductor. thanks for sharing.
BTW... I am kinda slow to respond to your invitation... it is only because I am still figuring out how all this blogging stuff works!!
cheers~

Harlequin said...

really liked this experience--thanks for placing this gift in front of me
Muti is such a grand conductor....

Silver said...

Linda,

do you believe in ADCs? (after death communication)

Sarah Sofia Ganborg said...

NICE POST! AND RE THE POST BELOW: I ALSO GIT SO VERY TOUCHED BY SUSAN BOYLE. ALMOST MADE ME THINK, I COULD GET SOME OF MY THINGS THROUGH AS WELL.

The Sea Wind said...

Hi Linda,

How are you dear friend. I hope you're well and is enjoying the spring/summer as it goes along. I have been busy with papers, exams and illness, but you're also in my thoughts. Please take very good care!

Christine

scot in exile said...

one of my favourite pieces... keep up the fine work.

BJ Roan said...

Awesome isn't quite strong enough, but can't think of a better word.

Jesse Mendez said...

HI,

I have an award for you my dear friend. Come and get it.

Jesse

Lisa said...

lovely x

Mad Mick said...

That guy was really into his job, you could feel his focus on composing the music.
Dont know much about Classical music, but that piece is so relaxing, i could of used it on my video now you tube wont allow copyright songs anymore.

Chrisy said...

This is the sound of the spirit soaring...thank you...