Posts Tagged ‘Marlon Brando’

The Greatest Song(s)

In less than three minutes, Bacharach takes you on what seems like a compressed tour of the whole territory of heartbreak, courtesy of his amazing mastery of the pop orchestra. He composes, he orchestrates, he conducts, and he creates a sound that is uniquely his, one I would come to know as the quintessential sound of 60s pop.

O for a Wooden O

William Walton draws us in: to the Globe Playhouse, to the London of 1600, to Shakespeare’s great war yarn … and to the London of my earliest youth.