2012年8月26日 星期日

[MUSIC] 經典百老匯 -- Cats 貓 -- Memory


今天介紹的是音樂劇史上最成功的一部《貓 Cats》。這部由作曲家安德魯.洛伊.韋伯根據T.S.艾略特的詩集《老負鼠的貓經》及其他詩歌所編寫的一部音樂劇, 從 1981 年在倫敦首演以來, 被翻譯成二十多種語言在全世界各地演出。並且這個月開始會在中國以中文版來唱。其實用中文唱我還真難想像是不是能忠於原味呢。

不過《貓》劇的成功並沒有讓評論家喜愛, 這倒是個怪事呢, 有時評論家可能跟大眾的腦子也不太一樣吧。

《貓》劇中有許多名曲, 尤其是今天介紹的這首「Memory」它是在第一幕最後, 及第二幕後面快結束時唱的。二個情境上略有不同。現在就來聽這首。「記憶 Memory」吧。




參考歌詞

Daylight
See the dew on the sunflower
And a rose that is fading
Roses whither away
Like the sunflower
I yearn to turn my face to the dawn
I am waiting for the day . . .
Midnight
Not a sound from the pavement
Has the moon lost her memory?
She is smiling alone
In the lamplight
The withered leaves collect at my feet
And the wind begins to moan
Memory
All alone in the moonlight
I can smile at the old days
I was beautiful then
I remember the time I knew what happiness was
Let the memory live again
Every streetlamp
Seems to beat a fatalistic warning
Someone mutters
And the streetlamp gutters
And soon it will be morning
Daylight
I must wait for the sunrise
I must think of a new life
And I musn't give in
When the dawn comes
Tonight will be a memory too
And a new day will begin
Burnt out ends of smoky days
The stale cold smell of morning
The streetlamp dies, another night is over
Another day is dawning
Touch me
It's so easy to leave me
All alone with the memory
Of my days in the sun
If you touch me
You'll understand what happiness is
Look
A new day has begun

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