My dad only listens to classical music. And even Stravinsky or Ives are too modern for him. He likes the old stuff. So I got a fair dose of classical music growing up.
At some point when I was in elementary I heard the March of the Toreadors from the Carmen Suite and I wanted to hear it again. The next Sunday, when WQED had an all-request program, I requested it. My dad sat by the radio all afternoon–knowing him he probably didn’t even go to the bathroom–until it came on and he taped it for me.
I listened to that tape a lot.
This is the first song I can remember being obsessed with.
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