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I’m aware that when listening to classical and opera music, most people feel deterred from listening to it as they “don’t understand what they’re singing about”.
I find that such beautiful pieces should evoke two feelings. The music itself should make you “feel” something and conjure up what the story is about. The language (translation) of the song explains the accompaniment to the music (or vice versa).
I personally like to listen to the music and let the music depict what the composer is trying to say. I then check the translation and normally, it’s a similar feeling and the understanding of the words give the song an extra layer of meaning!
Hope you enjoy, Ian. X
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