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Music As Therapy – “The Gypsy Baron”

There is scientific evidence that music can help to ease the symptoms of depression – https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/01/080122203158.html. With this in mind, we invite you to take time out from your busy schedule, relax momentarily and listen to our “Inspiring Music Selection for Today”, personally selected for you by our President, Karl.

Today′s selection is the London Symphony Orchestra’s interpretation of the Viennese Waltz Op. 418 from The Gypsy Baron, an operetta in three acts by Johann Strauss II that premiered on October 24, 1885.  According to Karl: “Set in 18th Century Hungary, this is the colorful story of the marriage of the nobleman Sándor Barinkay and a gypsy girl who is revealed to be the beautiful daughter of a Turkish Pasha.  The comedy involves fortune-telling, a hidden treasure, a band of gypsies, a Mayor, a Military Governor and other assorted actors.  Story-telling, tales of glorious exploits in battle, singing and dancing, laughter…and a truly happy ending…it’s all there!  I hope your imagination takes flight as mine does when you listen to this magnificent waltz.”