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Mon, 29 Nov 2004

In a Spanish Garden / Madalyn Blanchett & Terry Muska
I know this album is listed under Classical. And I even recognize one of the pieces. It's called Habanera, and it's from Carmen. Which I only know because it was sung on an ancient episode of The Odd Couple. (And on an ep of Gilligan's Island, although I don't recall if they identified the source on that show.) Because that's the only way somebody like me knows anything about opera. Call it opera and I'm not interested. But call it musical theater and I'll be the first in line to buy tickets.

But I digress. The point I was going to make before I went so far off track is that, although I accept that the tracks on this album really are classical and therefore old, they don't sound old. They're lively and fun and unstuffy. The performance is mostly guitar (Spanish guitar, I imagine, although that's just a guess) and flute. And it's enough. If I'd known classical music was like this, I might not have been quite so much the reverse snob about it.

In a Spanish Garden
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