Thursday, January 04, 2007

"Rhapsody in Blue"

"Rhapsody in Blue," an instrumental solo piano piece written by George Gershwin in 1924, is most likely one of the most beautiful love songs of all time. I'm not exaggerating. When I worked at San Francisco Music Box Company as a manager, this song was one of my absolute all time favorites in a music box. It was wonderful in the 16-note musical movements, but it was simply divine in the 32-note movements and higher. In all honesty, it's one of my favorite songs of all time, in a music box or out. It's timeless and romantic, and it's absolutely full of emotion and passion.

"Rhapsody in Blue" is also known as "A Time For Us" and is the love theme from Romeo and Juliet (1968) with Olivia Hussey as Juliet and Leonard Whiting as Romeo. To this day, I think that this is the defining theatrical production, and certainly is the best version, of Romeo and Juliet. I suppose I'm biased, with this also being one of my top 3 favorite movies of all time. It's purely instrumental for the movie, but I just fell in love with this song all over again thanks to the heavenly vocals of Josh Groban. The song popped up on my Launchcast Plus completely randomly today, and I've been searching desperately to find it so that I can listen to it any time without having to buy the CD just yet. Being broke sucks. ;-)

Anyway, I found this slideshow video, to my absolute delight, with huge gargantuan thanks to The Just Josh Groban Blog, who deserves 100% credit for finding the video and lyrics at all. I'm so happy to have found this, I honestly feel like my heart is going to burst. Isn't amazing that music can do that to us?




Un Giorno per Noi

Un giorno sai, per noi verrá
la libertá di amarci qui senza limiti.
E fiorirá il sogno a noi negato
si svelerá l'amor ce l’ha t’ormai.

Un giorno sai, per vivere
la vita che ci sfugge qui,
Un giorno sai, per vivere
la vita che ci sfugge qui.

L’amore noi supererá
Io stacco lí delle mare delle persita
E ci stará anche per noi nel mondo
Un tempo in cui l’amore vincerá
Un tempo in cui l’amore vincerá”


Translation

A Time For Us

A time for us, some day there'll be
When chains are torn by courage born of a love that's free
A time when dreams so long denied can flourish
As we unveil the love we now must hide
A time for us, at last to see
A life worthwhile for you and me

And with our love, through tears and thorns
We will endure as we pass surely through every storm
A time for us, some day there'll be a new world
A world of shining hope for you and me

For you and me

And with our love, through tears and thorns
We will endure as we pass surely through every storm
A time for us, some day there'll be a new world
A world of shining hope for you and me

A world of shining hope for you and me



2 comments:

jackie said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this song. It is one of my absolute favorites!

Thank you for sharing. . . I'll be at your blog now every day! lol

Jackie

~Jessica~ said...

How funny that we have such similar tastes in music, Jackie! Every time I post about music, it's something that you love too. :-D I posted the song in my MySpace profile too. And saved it to my favorites in YouTube heh heh.