Song 43:365 is my version of Whitney Houston’s Saving All My Love for You. Written by songwriting duo Michael Masser and Gerry Goffin, it was originally recorded by Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. in 1978, but it wasn’t until 1985 when it appeared on Whitney Houston’s debut self-titled album that it became a hit.
This lovely piece of music from Offenbach’s opera The Tales of Hoffmann always reminds me of the Coves del Drach in Mallorca where visitors can experience an underground concert with musicians playing violins, cellos and a harmonium as they row across the subterranean lake. The barcarolle has its origins in Venice and is traditionally sung by gondoliers. The barcarolle is normally in the 6/8 time signature and speed is dictated by the gondolier’s stroke as the gondola moves through the water.