Sensuous Soul, A Magnificent Performance

I spent years in the Caribbean living and working on sailboats. The stereo was our main entertainment besides watching dolphins ride our bow wave.

Once while teaching an adult student to sail downwind, Bolero by Ravel performed by Andre Rieu was playing on the stereo. It was just majestic as it worked up to a crescendo that was heavenly. If was as if the music was gently pushing the winds and seas as we lazily toured the southern side of Jost Van Dyke.

The film "10" from 1979,  brought renewed fame to the one-movement orchestral piece BolĂ©ro by Maurice Ravel. Use of the piece during the love scene between Derek and Moore's characters, with Jenny describing it as "the most descriptive sex music ever written", resulted in massive sales of the work. Because Ravel's music was still under copyright at the time, sales generated his estate an estimated $1 million in royalties and briefly made him the best-selling classical composer—over 40 years after his death. Derek later appeared in a 1984 film named Bolero, titled to capitalize upon the piece's regenerated popularity.

This is a must-have for any music lover's library.

Bolero (From "10") Andre Rieu

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