Friday, January 14, 2011

I Heart Schubert!

Over the holiday break, I had the joy of rewatching one of my absolute favorites, The Young Victoria.  I think this movie starring Emily Blunt is just fabulous!  I could watch it over and over again.  As I watched I noticed that I loved the soundtrack that played behind much of the film.  In one scene Prince Albert declares how much he enjoys Schubert, so I thought I should start a Schubert Pandora station.  This idea, my friends, has been brilliant because the music is glorious.  In between Schubert pieces, they also play some Mozart, Chopin, Schumann, and others -- wonderful pieces!  I am sure Albert and Victoria would be amazed at how accesible the music is these days.  We can hear entire sonatas with the touch of a button whereas in their time the music would have been live and on the piano or pianoforte.  Part of me cherishes the thought of a live performance, but another part enjoys the beauty of the music floating in the air whether on cd, computer, or ipod. 

I also must admit that I love that Queen Victoria had a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Dash!  I think that is one of my absolute favorite kinds of dogs!!!  If I were to have one, I would name him Bingley after Mr. Bingley from Pride and Prejudice.  Maybe someday!!  Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Not Darcy, eh? Not that I don't like Bingley, you understand. Of course, I just have a special place in my heart for Mr. Darcy. :-)
    That makes me want to go watch Pride & Prejudice now.


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