My Tardy Valentine

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

It's not too late for love, is it? Valentine's Day has just passed, but Movies on the Radio is still feeling the ardor.

David Garland offers a fresh bouquet of love themes from movies old and new, including "Spartacus," "The Godfather," "Women in Love," "Ben Hur," "Chinatown," "Hamlet," "Sophie's Choice," and even "Superman" and "Batman."

Comments [3]

John Epperson from NYC

Mr. Garland, I don't think you mentioned Eleanor Bron is also in TWO FOR THE ROAD and BEDAZZLED, both directed by Stanley Donen.

Feb. 18 2013 10:58 PM
beth from Lancaster, Pa

Beautiful, diverse selections--lovely!
some great examples of love themes, David!
great show.

Feb. 16 2013 09:33 PM
Kenneth Bennett Lane, Lake Hiawatha, NJ from Richard Wagner Music Drama Institute, Boonton, NJ


TODAY BEING ST. VALENTINE'S DAY, IT IS MOST APPROPRIATE TO LIST LOVE MUSIC. GRIEG, WAGNER, TSCHAIKOVSKY, RIMSKY-KORSAKOFF, RACHMANINOFF, SCHUBERT, SCHUMANN, HUGO WOLF, BRAHMS, VERDI, GOUNOD, PUCCINI, SAINT-SAENS, MOUSSORSKY AND MASSENET HAVE ALL COMPOSED ROMANTIC LOVE MUSIC.
I have performed songs or opera roles of all of these composers. My favorite scene where the music is magically erotic is the GARDEN SCENE of Act two of BORIS GODUNOV between the lovers DMITRI and MARINA. It is so seductive !!! I am a Wagnerian heldentenor, an opera composer, "Shakespeare" and "The Political Shakespeare" and director of the Richard Wagner Music Drama Institute. My websites where one may download, free, my singing of 37 out of the 100 selections that I have sung in four solo concerts at the Isaac Stern Auditorium of Carnegie Hall by going to Recorded Selections; www.WagnerOpera.com, www.ShakespeareOpera.com and www.RichardWagnerMusicDramaInstitute.com.
Roles that are represented in my singing to be heard on my websites are: Tristan, Siegfried, Goetterdaemmerung Siegfried, Lohengrin, Parsifal, Siegmund, Walther von Stolzing, Florestan Federico and Eleazar.

Feb. 14 2013 10:47 PM

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