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I have kindly been provided a translation by Paolo Palma (the new challenge
is identifying Mr. Diafora(?)):
Italian: "Ringrazio con tutto cuore l'egregio signor Diafora (?) per le gentili
parole pronunziate. Sono veramente grato al gran pubblico di New York, per
le accoglienze tanto entusiastiche che ha fatto alle mie opere. Accetto
l'augurio del buon viaggio, e finisco gridando America forever!"
"I thank heartily eminent Mr. Diafora (?) for the kind words he spoke. I
am very grateful to the audience in New York for its enthusiastic welcome
given to my works. I take your wish for a good journey, and end up
shouting America forever!"
in Sports" (1.8MB) Frank Deford (July 28, 1999; NPR's Morning Edition)
"An Ode to the United States" (and
their capitals) (0.67MB) Glen Steer (April 3, 1995; NPR's All Things Considered)
"Poor Beckmesser" (4MB) Martin Bernheimer
(unknown date) Metropolitan opera broadcast intermission
(6MB) Terrence McNally (unknown date) Metropolitan opera broadcast intermission
Charge of the Light Brigade (recorded 1890)