Fimnora is back in full swing with her Monday Music Medicine Show. This week she wants to know…
So my beautiful Monday Music Medicine Show friends, if it pleases you to play, share with us: Classics that move you. You know I want to hear it!
Classical music is always a fun one for me. There are so many pieces I could pick. I fell in love with this particular one when I heard it played in the movie Counterpoint in 1968. And what was THAT movie all about???
In December of 1944, Lionel Evans, an internationally renowned American conductor, is on a USO tour with his 70-piece symphony orchestra in newly-liberated Belgium. While fleeing from a German counterattack, Evans and his orchestra members are captured by a Panzer division and taken to an old chateau in Luxembourg. Despite orders to execute every prisoner, General Schiller, an avid music lover, commands Evans to give a private concert for him. Evans refuses in order to barter for more time. The presence of two U. S. servicemen hiding among the orchestra members further endangers the group’s safety. (http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/71589/Counterpoint/)
I won’t tell you what happens, but this movie whet my whistle for WWII history as well. It starred Charlton Heston, Maximilian Schell, Kathryn Hays, and Leslie Nielsen. AND as I was looking for a description for it, I stumbled upon the SERENDIPITOUS NEWS that the movie can now be ordered from Amazon! I’ve been waiting for YEARS to get my hands on this! Guess what’s going to be mine when I get my Social Security check tomorrow!. 😀
Here is Brahms’, Symphony No. 1 Movement 4.
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