vintage song obsession: bizet – the march of toreadors (1990-1991)

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.

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra – Bizet: Carmen Suite 1: The Toreadors (mp3)

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This is the first song I can remember being obsessed with.

You can buy the track at amazon.

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