I know this album is listed under Classical. And I even recognize one
of the pieces. It's called
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
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.