St Patrick’s Day – Irish Music Memories
There is a lot of great Irish music out there, but one that really stands out in memory is this particular tune of “St Patrick Was a Gentleman.” My mom used to play it on the piano from The Book of a Thousand Songs (1918). Another one she’d play from that book is “We May… Continue reading
Lucia di Lammermoor – A Classical Cousin
For today’s classical (music) cousin, here is a favorite scene from Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, or what I have previously called “Romeo and Juliet in Scotland.” The hapless Edgardo shows up just as his beloved Lucia (under her brother’s manipulation) has signed an arranged marriage contract. Fun fact: this opera holds a direct link to… Continue reading
“Happier” – PSY
I little thought my favorite song of the year would be a song by PSY (yes… the Gangnam-Style guy). But the joke’s on me—this is a masterpiece. Love the song, rap, animation style, and story it tells. I recommend watching with subtitles. Continue reading
Hi, I’m Marian—sharing a fondness for classics and other books here and on my YouTube channel. I’m a Christian, designer, and avid tea drinker, and my home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest, US.