I hope everyone is doing well. The June heat is really kicking in here in Maryland, so I have found myself reading a lot lately (currently working on Jane Eyre) and watching a lot of movies. Just the other day I watched Love in the Afternoon starring Audrey Hepburn and Gary Cooper. While I did find the film pleasing, my favorite part was most definitely the waltz tune that was featured throughout the movie.
The waltz is called "Fascination" and was written by the Italian composer Fermo Dante Marchetti. It was released in 1904, and English lyrics were composed by Dick Manning and released in 1932.
Here is my favorite instrumental recording of the song:
And here is Nat King Cole's rendition:
For me, this piece of music instantly struck a chord. Both the instrumental version and Nat King Cole's version are so romantic that every time I hear the piece I just want to get up and spin across the dance floor. I could listen to this song all day long while dreaming of walking along the Seine River in Paris. One day this dream will become a reality!
I hope that everyone is having a lovely start to the week. What songs have been stuck in your head lately?