I've had a great day!!! You know Newman and B16 said music was a way to touch the higher world. Today I was just fooling on the computer and found that some of my favorite music can be found on You/tube.
I usee to have about 5,000 records (LP's and Cd's and DVD's.) When I moved to my condo I had to get rid of most of them; just didn't have space. But playing on the computer I found many of my favorites. In my book, I mentioned 4 extended operatic excepts that I would HAVE to have on a desert island. I found video of all four.Here they are:
Act I of Madam Butterfly
Act III of La Boheme (outside the gates of Paris)
Wotan's farewell to Brunnhilde from Act III of "Valkyrie"
Final trio from R.Strauss's "Der Rosenkavalier"
Have to get back to looking.
Just a few of great works that move me as Newman and B16 say.
I hear these and others and say the catholic hierarchy is hardly worth my time.
B16 a dreadful Pope, but knows music. So I'd like him as a neighbor, but not as Pope!