Serene Sunday: Largo al Factotum

I’ve just made the mistake of drinking a strong latte with my meds; saying LOUD HEAD BANGING MUSIC fits my mood is an understatement.  However, that’s not “serene.”  Hold on, let me play some Mozart.  Ahhh.  Okay, where was I?

As a child when I bothered to rise early on Saturdays to watch cartoons, I watched old Warner Bros. features such as Bugs Bunny and Woody Woodpecker.  The show’s creators played concertos from operas during the long scenes.  I started humming along to the cool music, not knowing that it was the old fogy, classical variety that made me yawn and fall asleep any other time.  Advertising agencies also cashed in on the concept, disguising classical songs as pop tunes.

Here is one of my earliest memories, Woody Woodpecker singing “Largo al factotum” from Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville.”


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5 thoughts on “Serene Sunday: Largo al Factotum

  1. What a joyous “little fella” with a warbling voice as smooth as velvety chocolate!!! Huhh…Thanks Judi for posting this special soap opera . Haven’t seen it before. 😛

  2. Giggles! What a riot! I must have missed this one growing up. Ha! And of course, the epitome of all things classical aimed at children was “Fantasia”. Sighhh!

  3. Classical music under the heading of cartoons. Loved it then and still love it now. Maybe that is why I like classical music along with the rest of what I like.

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