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21 February 2005 @ 12:24 am
I'm still absorbing all the classical CDs I got when my dad was here (approaching thirty, and a list that will keep me shopping for years), but my favorite of the bunch is the Saint-Saens (just imagine the appropriate umlaut over the 'e' here). Although, technically, I got the Saint-Saens on my own initiative, but still...

Saint-Saens did some scary things with the violin (including one of my all-time favorites, Danse Macabre), but I was listening to his Symphony No. 3 here, and I'd totally forgotten the organ. An organ in a symphony... Now that takes balls. Between that, "Carnival des Animaux," and "Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso" (scary good violin, there), he's currently my favorite classical composer.

And my dad says he wasn't original. Screw original, I'll take talent any day. Even if it's coming from a cheese-eating surrender monkey.

I'm glad dad came to visit. Even if he did destroy the dishwasher.
In the mood: appreciative
Now playing: Saint-Saens - Symphony No. 3 - 2. Allegro Moderato - Presto - Maestoso - Allegro (RFD)
Kyaa the Catlord: evilkyaathecatlord on February 21st, 2005 04:27 am (UTC)
Speaking of strange violin activity, have you ever listened to Laurie Anderson? Ok, I'm a freak. :)
Douglas Triggsdoubt72 on February 21st, 2005 04:34 am (UTC)
Uh... I don't recall.

It wasn't in the collection of MP3s you gave me, was it?
Kyaa the Catlord: hungrykyaathecatlord on February 21st, 2005 04:37 am (UTC)
naw, I never bothered to rip them from CD.

One of these days though...