Something for Thursday

When you’re writing a swashbuckler of a novel with young lads first learning to use a blade and pistol as your hero and dastardly men on black horses with eye-patches and a big red feather in their black hats as villains, you need to listen to some swashbuckling music to get in the mood. Erich Wolfgang Korngold is my go-to composer when there’s some swash to be buckled, so here’s a suite from his score to the Errol Flynn historical adventure film, The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex.

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