--000-- Important statement - Some of those who are calling themselves as my so-called friends on the basis of acquaintance which has happened in a short duration of past time, behaved with me in past in a manner which was crossing over the limits of friendship in that time, vexatious, objectionable even after the frequent admonitions given by me, so I do not consider them as my friends who crosses over the limits of friendship. So I am not duty-bound to publish or answer their comments which are given on any of my blogs, or to answer their email, or to accept their friend invite on any of the social website like facebook, or to answer their messages sent through the comment form on blog. So please take a kind note that if it will be found out that the abovementioned persons tried to contact with me directly or indirectly by any types of means mentioned before or through any other person by incuring him / her inbetween or by maknig fake profile through it or by any other means, through the blog or through any other medium or if it will be found out that they have done any type of act which is vexatious for me, then proper action will be taken on it. Also by all this incidence the decision is taken that the right of publishing all the suspicious seeming comments given on the blog and the right of answering any of the suspicious seeming messages coming through the comment form is reserved, readers please take a kind note of it. ----- 00000 ----- महत्त्वाचे निवेदन - भूतकाळातील थोडक्या कालावधीकरता झालेल्या माझ्या ओळखीच्या आधारावर स्वतःला माझे तथाकथित मित्र म्हणवून घेणार्‍या काही जणांनी पूर्वी मी वारंवार समज दिल्यानंतरही, माझ्याशी तत्कालीन पद्धतीच्या मैत्रीच्या मर्यादा ओलांडणारे, मनस्ताप देणारे, आक्षेपार्ह वर्तन केले, त्यामुळे अशा मैत्रीच्या मर्यादा ओलांडणार्‍यांना मी माझे मित्र मानत नाही. त्यामुळे माझ्या कोणत्याही ब्लॉगवर आलेल्या त्यांच्या कॉमेंट्स प्रकाशित करणे किंवा त्यांना उत्तर देणे, किंवा त्यांच्या इमेलला उत्तर देणे, किंवा त्यांच्या फेसबुकसारख्या कोणत्याही सोशल वेबसाईटवर आलेल्या फ्रेंड इन्व्हाईटला ऍक्सेप्ट करणे, किंवा त्यांनी ब्लॉगवरील कॉमेंट फॉर्मद्वारा पाठवलेल्या निरोपाला उत्तर देणे यासाठी मी बांधील नाही. त्यामुळे उपरोल्लेखित व्यक्तिंनी आधी उल्लेख केलेल्या कोणत्याही प्रकारे किंवा दुसर्‍या एखाद्या व्यक्तीला मध्ये घालून तिच्याद्वारे किंवा बनावट प्रोफाईल तयार करून त्याद्वारे किंवा इतर कोणत्याही प्रकारे, ब्लॉग किंवा इतर कोणत्याही माध्यमातून माझ्याशी प्रत्यक्ष वा अप्रत्यक्ष प्रकारे संपर्क साधण्याचा प्रयत्न केल्याचे आढळल्यास किंवा मला मनस्ताप होईल अशा प्रकारचे कोणतेही कृत्य त्यांनी केल्याचे आढळल्यास, त्यावर योग्य ती कारवाई करण्यात येईल याची कृपया नोंद घ्यावी. तसेच या सर्व प्रकारामुळे ब्लॉगवर आलेल्या संशयास्पद वाटणार्‍या सर्व कॉमेंट्स प्रकाशित करण्याचे आणि कॉमेंट्स फॉर्मद्वारे आलेल्या संशयास्पद वाटणार्‍या कोणत्याही निरोपाला उत्तर देण्याचे अधिकार राखून ठेवण्याचा निर्णय घेण्यात आला आहे, याची वाचकांनी कृपया नोंद घ्यावी. --000--

Monday, February 15, 2016

Gloomy Sunday

     Music is an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound and silence in which vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion.

     Music is having it’s own effect on listener which mainly depends on notes used for music and mood of listener. By hearing some musical pieces we feel happy, some musical pieces makes us feeling energetic, some musical pieces pacify our minds and some musical pieces gives us feel of sadness. I like to hear music, specially songs in movies or classical music or western music, but there is one song which is different than all other songs. In this article I am going to write about that song.

     That song is “Gloomy Sunday” which is also known as “The Hungarian Suicide Song”. There are several urban legends told about the story of this song, but many of the details are not verifiable. It is said that this song is blamed for being connected to more suicides than any other song in the history of music and due to those mysterious stories it was treated differently. This song was composed by Hungarian pianist and composer Rezső Seress and published in 1933. It’s original lyrics were titled as ‘The world is ending’. Those lyrics were about despair caused by war with a quiet prayer in the end. The Poet László Jávor wrote his own lyrics to the song which were titled as ‘Sad Sunday’ in which the singer asks his dead lover to join him at his funeral. These later lyrics became more popular. Then in 1936 it was first recorded in English and it’s lyrics were written by Sam M. Lewis. That time it was described as ‘The Hungarian Suicide Song’ on the records. There are many versions of this song. But the version having lyrics of Billie Holiday is well known version.

     The music of this song is beautiful but creepy. Composer Rezső Seress composed this song in the sad key of C minor which gives us dismal feeling full of someone’s sadness and disappointment. It is said that some suicide deaths were closely linked with this song. Rezső Seress was suffering from depression and he killed himself by jumping from his building and his death was also linked with this song.

     The Billie Holiday’s version of this song was banned from being broadcasted on BBC and only it’s instrumental versions were allowed to broadcast. Later this ban was lifted by 2002.

     It is seen that the song or it’s part or it’s version or it’s legend based on it’s story is used in movie, drama, television episode etc. Even in several scenes of movie Schindler's List this song is featured. The movie ‘The Kovak Box’ which was released in 2006 was inspired by this song.

     Thus the use of this song in various art forms gives us an idea about the powerful depressive impact of the music of this song. Many versions of this song and it’s original sheet note are available on internet and those who are interested in hearing this song are suggested to hear this song on their own responsibility. And here ends the story of this song for me.

Note -
This blog post is inspired by the blogging marathon hosted on IndiBlogger.

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