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July 31st, 2013, 04:20
It should be forbidden to use classical music in commercials. For instance, nowadays whenever I hear Grieg's Peer Gynt I have to think of toiletpaper (!) and whenever I hear Viens Malika (the Flower Duet) from Delibes' Lakmé, performed by Mady Mesplé and Danielle Millet (conductor: Alain Lombard) I have to think of a child being deadly hit by a car and my ears expect to hear squeaking brakes after two minutes or so.

Big chance you have heard Viens Malika, if that does not ring a bell start at 1.00 of the video, you'll see (hear). It has been used in other commercials too.
O how I love this duet… It moves my soul. Why couldn't they have taken some bloody waltz of J. Strauss? I would have gladly pushed the brakes myself in that case, or run for the bathroom.




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