Ercole su’l Termodonte, RV 710, Sinfonia. II (Andante)

It’s been a whole week since I posted something on this blog. My sweety and I had a visit from one of our lads who lives away. It was our first time together with him in almost two years. We had a wonderful time, including some family dinners and gatherings and other outings. Our homeContinue reading “Ercole su’l Termodonte, RV 710, Sinfonia. II (Andante)”

A Woman’s Face (Sonnet 20)

Canadian-American singer/songwriter and composer Rufus Wainwright is best known, at least by me, for his indie pop and rock music (and, of course, his cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” which appears on the soundtrack to the movie Shrek). In 2016, he released an album of compositions based on William Shakespeare’s sonnets, Take All My Loves:Continue reading “A Woman’s Face (Sonnet 20)”

I’m Kissing You (from the film, Romeo + Juliet)

William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet received a significant shakeup in Baz Luhrmann’s lavish, audacious 1996 film Romeo + Juliet. While the movie follows the original Shakespearean dialogue faithfully, it is set in a modern-day city called “Verona Beach” that looks a lot like Los Angeles (the film was shot partly in Miami, Florida inContinue reading “I’m Kissing You (from the film, Romeo + Juliet)”