I’ve been planning todays selection for most of the week , listening to the doom and gloom in the background. Somewhere, I know, in our past was an America that for all it’s problems was idealistic enough to lead the world to a better life. The world of 2020 is a better world than the world of 1928. Not perfect but a far better place to live. Yet we seem to be hell bent on tearing that world down with little thought as to what needs to replace it. I think one thing about getting older is realizing that civilization ain’t a bad thing
Not trying to lecture here just trying to understand why all week I’ve been coming back to this Gershwin piece, An American in Paris. It conveys his experiences in Paris in the 1920’s. It is fun, lively, sensual, interesting and optimistic. Almost the exact opposite of where we seem to be these days.
This is a classic performance from 1958