Two weeks ago I was in one of the best concerts ever in my life. I got my ticket since early February and it was one of the last ones. That event is one of the most famous in Munich. It is part of a complete weekend with classical music.
It’s called “Klassik am Odeonsplatz”” that literally means “Classic at Odeonsplatz”, which is a square in downtown Munich surrounded by beautiful architecture and a nice atmosphere. It takes place every summer and the most remarkable artists of classical music perform in an Open-Air concert.
This year was awesome not only because Yannick Nézet-Séguin was directing the orchestra and Thomas Hampson was the leading Baritone, but also because my favorite tenor Rolando Villazon gave one of the most powerful and amazing performances I’ve heard from him. And yeah, I was there.
The final duet with Hampson and Villazon singing Verdi’s “Dio, che nell’alma infondere” was stunning. But, for me, what really got the night was the final solo performance of Villazón, when he stood in front and sung “Ciel, che feci” from Verdi’s Oberto. And it’s obvious that he was going to sing Verdi, as nowadays he’s promoting his latests work, which goes around him.
Huh! I have goosebumps just remembering. Amazing, that’s the word to describe his interpretation. After that I just stood up and burst into applause with all my energy. But stop reading about it. Watch his great performance in the following video from 13:38.
More than a song, it is actually the melody of the day: Harmageddon from Apocalyptica is one of the first singles of the band and it is simply good when it comes to put your mind in a state of trance. I use it to study and it works for me. The rythm and pace of it awake my brain and fill it up with strong bass notes created by the cellos of these metal-lovers. Hmmm… Check it and convince yourself.
My barrio, my beautiful barrio. This song makes me think of the old 50’s – 60’s Pachuco style with TinTán. The overstyled Zoot suits, the puns, the nostalgic voices singing in a dark bar, while the sadness is drunk away with a nice cold strong whisky, or maybe a cigar puts the mood, I don’t know, I can’t explain, just feel it… do you feel it?
Her artistic name is actually Aṣa but is pronounced “Asha”. Thanks to some strange paths that I follow listening my music (in other words: Spotify), I discovered this nigerian singer and Oh boy! I love her voice. I invite you to check more material from her, she has some pretty nice songs, the musical production and her voice make a perfect match in her style. Very joyful songs indeed.
This time I would like to share the song “Be my man”. Well, I won’t dedicate it to any person, but would be nice if some girl sings it to me the way Asha does. Huuuuh! The music is simply great and the rythm is highly contagious. It makes me wanna dance and sing it again and again.
The vintage era sounds nowadays in my head. It all started with “Time of the Season” from The Zombies, and from there I started to make a big circle around that nice 50’s – 60’s rock era.
Oh my! Getting excited I increased the list with The Monkees, Tommy James & the Shondells, The Yardbirds, Janis Joplin, The Animals, Fats Domino… huh and the list goes on and on.
After listening along my memories, I ended up with the Zombies again. This song is punching in my head and makes me wanna jump and shout. Well, just gonna let you listen to this classic: “She’s not there” from the Zombies: