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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 17th January, 2019)

A Wagnerian Sky


A Wagnerian Sky
Seen from my back garden.

Photo: Philip Gormley  (Nikon Coolpix L29)
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Comment by: Poet on 17th January 2019 at 06:43

I can see ( and hear) those Valkyries, Philip

Comment by: Maureen on 17th January 2019 at 07:48

Very dramatic indeed,and there's nothing like a bit of drama...thank you Philip.

Comment by: Philip G. on 17th January 2019 at 07:56

Yes, Poet. And what a 'pack' they are; led by the indomitable Brunhilde.

Comment by: Anne on 17th January 2019 at 08:33

Wagner, great music. I found it very fitting to use when I edited my video of Canaveral space centre visit.

Comment by: Philip G. on 17th January 2019 at 08:38

Yes, Maureen, alright is a bit of Theatre.
And by George! your gizmo's hiccups have disappeared. Splendid, Splendid!

Comment by: Maureen on 17th January 2019 at 09:15

There's time yet Philip. ha ha.

Comment by: Veronica on 17th January 2019 at 09:20

Adolph's favourite music when planning raids!

Comment by: Veronica on 17th January 2019 at 10:33

The music may have covered up the sound of flatulence he was prone to ... How those around him must have suffered!!!
We would find out these gems of information when attending lectures on WW2. Bit of useless info!

Comment by: Philip G. on 17th January 2019 at 11:33

Nor would Siegfried Jerusalem, singing Selig Sind, have stopped his savage nature Veronica. The song isn't Wagnerian, but it's heroic, and at 3:39 quite thrilling. Hope your ok.

Comment by: Poet on 17th January 2019 at 12:16

Goering and Himmler couldn't fathom the din
That was emanating from the heart of Berlin,
Though Wagner's music was considered quite loud,
One man's antics were dampening the sound.
This man I believe was Herr Snickelgrübber,
Whose crescendo like farts were as loud as a tuba.
So into his underpants sound proofing was woven,
So the rest of the Reich could hear Brahms and Beethoven.

Comment by: Veronica on 17th January 2019 at 13:46

It wasn't called the 'Winds of War' for nothing!
He certainly didn't 'turn up trumps' at the end for The Faterland ....oops Vaterland!

Comment by: Veronica on 17th January 2019 at 14:39

I'm very well Philip- watching lots of lovely old films on Ytube - it's better than Talking Pictures. Getting through Winter nicely on gloomy days - up to 3 a day!!!

Comment by: Ken R on 17th January 2019 at 16:34

Well done Poet, you have lived up to your name.

Comment by: Philip G. on 17th January 2019 at 18:09

Well Done! Veronica. Capital, Capital.
I'll be up at Mutterland's 'Linacre Centre in the morning, followed by an hour in the town centre where I might get myself another pair of low-cut black and white Bumper Boots. They only last for about two years, but they remain my favourite item of footwear.

Comment by: Poet on 17th January 2019 at 19:40

Speaking of music and movies I was wondering which famous classical pieces work best in film.
Mascagni in 'Raging Bull' , Wagner in ' Apocalypse Now' and Barber in 'Platoon' for me.
Nice of you to compliment my little ditty Ken. Cheers.

Comment by: Veronica on 17th January 2019 at 20:11

All good theme music especially 'Raging Bull'. The 'Deer Hunter' guitar music is lovely too Cavatina. I have a DVD with the theme music from those films.

Comment by: Anne on 17th January 2019 at 21:23

I should think Irene's favourite wold be Rachmaninov's piano concerto no. 2
Brief Encounter
Possibly Veronica's as well.
I was always fascinated by the music which always announced Ming the Merciless in the Flash Gordon serials.

Comment by: Veronica on 17th January 2019 at 22:11

No doubt at all Anne.
I recall reading Conrads's 'Heart of Darkness' for an essay I had to do. Not realising 'Apocalypse Now 'was based on the book. I soon realised though as I went along. Because I had seen the film it was a bonus, but the music added so much to the drama and tension. Brilliant film the kind to watch again and again. ( If you like that kind .)

Comment by: Poet on 17th January 2019 at 22:30

Adolph Hitler
Was a stickler
For eating mushy peas.
With his bare bottom bared
A trumpet was heard
Playing the Ride of the Valkyries.

Comment by: Philip G. on 17th January 2019 at 22:37

I remember Mother saying to me "I want that played at my funeral.", as we both listened Mascagni's Intermezzo from Cav' on the radio. A lovely piece.
I don't think that the theme from Dances with Wolves is 'Classical', but it, too, is a personal favourite - The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, please.

Comment by: irene roberts on 17th January 2019 at 22:38

Anne, how right you are with Brief Encounter! Veronica and I love it! xxxxx

Comment by: irene roberts on 18th January 2019 at 18:04

Anne, how right you are with Brief Encounter! Veronica and I love it! xxxxx

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