musicaefantasia

Musica e fantasia: curtas as sugestões de discos, filmes e livros.

Categoria: decade of 1970

Seven-sided poem, by Carlos Drummond de Andrade, translated by Elizabeth Bishop

Seven-sided poem, by Carlos Drummond de Andrade, translated by Elizabeth Bishop

In the Seven-sided poem, Carlos Drummond de Andrade rhymed ironically mundo and Raimundo. When Elizabeth Bishop translated it, she associated faster and vaster, also a poor rhyme. That way, rhyme poverty brings humor to the original and its translation.

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You belong to me, with Carly Simon

If there’s a good meaning of the word attachment, it is in You belong to me. The singer says to the loved one that there’s no need to look attractive to others: I’ve got lovin’ eyes of my own.

Allegro non troppo, by Bruno Bozzetto

In the early years of the 20th century, two students cut the classes to to watch Allegro non troppo: one of us bloggers and a college colleague, very savvy, that knew it was a good movie. It was suprising and unforgettable: the movie was excellent, very creative. It was an afternoon session: mothers couldn’t take their eyes of the screen, while their children run between the cinema chairs…

Music pieces by Sibelius, Debussy and Stravinsky (among others) were so well associated to animations, that one could not believe the latter were created to be played along the former.

Taj Mahal, com Jorge Benjor

Taj Mahal, um palácio e um túmulo muito bonito na Índia, é também um samba que levanta pistas de dança. A letra usa técnicas de estilo modernista. A melodia, que alguns achariam pobre, serviu de base para um rock.

Pois é, seu Zé, com Gonzaguinha

Gonzaguinha, filho de Luiz Gonzaga, era conhecido por seus sucessos, muitos cantados por Maria Betânia. Mas teve fase alternativa, quando cantava músicas consideradas difíceis pelo público. Houve tempos em que vender pouco era prestigioso: o autor¨era chamado de maldito.

Mal secreto

Se a falta de coloquialismo era um problema nas letras da bossa nova, os deuses da poesia mandaram para o tropicalismo vários grandes letristas, inclusive o mais coloquial de todos os coloquiais baianos, o poeta Wally Salomão, muito subestimado.