Category Archives: music

Unusual Way

Nine the movie version of the Broadway musical is playing in theatres now. I haven’t seen it yet. Nicole Kidman sings my favorite song from the show, Unusual Way.

Here is Laura Benanti in the Broadway revival with Antonio Banderas.

Aretha Franklin: I Dreamed a Dream

Aretha Franklin: I Dreamed a Dream from Les Miserables

That, ladies and gentlemen, is what you call knocking it out of the park.

A French Christmas

More Christmas music recommendations. Here are some of my favorites this season.

Sweet-voiced singer Marie Michele Desrosier has two lovely Christmas albums. I downloaded this one from iTunes.

Marie Michele Desrosiers Chante Noel
Marie Michele Desrosiers Christmas

Another iTunes download, Bruno Pelletier has a live Christmas concert. I downloaded a few songs. The album is an import so it goes for various prices on Amazon depending on the seller.

Bruno Pelletier Concert de Noel
Bruno Pelletier Christmas Concert

A fun way to get into the French Christmas spirit, this two-volume collection features many French singers. Don’t miss Django Reinhardt’s Christmas Swing on volume 2.

The French Christmas Album Volume 1
French Christmas volume 1

The French Christmas Album Volume 2
French Christmas volume 2

An Italian Christmas

I love listening to Christmas music. I started months ago. Here are some of my favorite music purchases for this holiday season.

New for this year, Andrea Bocelli brings his earthy operatic tones to Christmas.
Andrea Bocelli: My Christmas

Andrea Bocelli: My Christmas

King of the High Cs, Luciano Pavarotti’s Christmas music is a classical treat.
Luciano Pavarotti: O Holy Night

Luciano Pavarotti: O Holy Night

Image you are walking through a snowy Italian village at Christmas. This instrumental CD is dripping with atmosphere.
Christmas in Italy

Christmas In Italy

Happy Birthday, Maria Callas

Maria Callas was born on this date, December 2, 1923.

Just listen:

Becoming Obsessed

I’m becoming obsessed with musical theatre on youtube.

Not sure if it’s because I’ve been watching Glee, or if I just miss New York this time of year. Everyone back East is wearing sweaters and coats and scarves. I love coats. And I’m sitting typing this in L.A. in a short-sleeved tee shirt. It’s not natural.

I’ve even been listening to “On Broadway,” the satellite radio channel in the car. That’s how I found Seth Rudetsky. I love his deconstruction videos.

If you have any recommendations, please leave them in the comments section.

Lea Michele: On My Own

My television is busted. I couldn’t watch my new favorite show, Glee.

I had to get my musical theatre fix, so here is Lea Michele singing “On My Own” at the Hollywood Bowl Les Miserables Concert.

Dance of the Snowflakes

From the Nutcracker, featuring the Bolshoi Ballet

Ann Wilson Rocks

Funny Video of the Day

Baby Dancing to Beyonce