Sunday, October 23, 2011

OT: Placido Domingo Sings "Furusato (Home)"

From his concert on April 10, 2011 in NHK Hall. Instead of the third verse, he repeated the first verse.

(This is the song that the Fukushima evacuees Monma and his wife, from "Trap of Prometeus" episode, couldn't sing.)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good for him. It has strong symbolic value.

But my, he's aged!

I stopped listening to western classical music about a decade ago because I prefer Hindustani, Persian and Arab classical (the improvisation allows for more freedom in performance -- western classical has to be reproduced in exactly the same way each time, and this bores me). I haven't seen his face since then, I wouldn't have recognized him.

rtega said...

"western classical has to be reproduced in exactly the same way each time"

That is indeed the problem with most classical musicians nowadays, not with classical music.

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