I have never paid much attention to the conductor. Oh, I’ve heard the names of the Big Boys, Toscanini, von Karajan, Seiji Ozawa – but I must say that I’m now hooked on Bernstein. His passion is visible; and when combined with the passionate work of Tchaikovsky, you have here a truly triumphant combination.
Why do I love old Wartime songs? Too young. And yet, I’m moved to the core.
Oh, my! Two superlatives together.
Another of my favorite songs. He improvised on a word (days instead of nights), but with a velvety voice like his, I suppose it’s forgivable. Take a listen.
What can I say – this is one of my favorite songs. And Michael Buble has a gorgeous baritone, as good as Sinatra in the early years.