Muzak Monday: The Pink Panther Theme – Henry Mancini

Posted By on April 6, 2020

HenryManciniPhotoNormally this post would be titled “Music Monday,” but since Henry Mancini’s Pink Panther Theme is often played as “elevator music,” I’m changing the subject line to Muzak Monday. The Pink Panther Theme is also a favorite for those The_Pink_Panther_Theme_coverwho enjoyed Inspector Jacques Clouseau films or just enjoyed listening to fun music played by a symphony orchestra.

During our early married years while living in Cleveland, Brenda and I often attended concerts by the Cleveland Orchestra, both downtown or their summer home at Blossom Music CenterI do miss it. Brenda is a violinist and grew up playing in orchestras and so it was a natural to pick up  tickets whenever we could (or be given them). I sort of think some of her older customers (she was a pharmacist in Shaker Heights) enjoyed seeing a few younger people appreciating and enjoying classical music and the orchestra. Considering our early loose-ties to classical music and the orchestra AND having the last name is Corbett … one would think we would be more involve with music in Cincinnati (see video below).

  The Pink Panther Theme – Henry Mancini Orchestra (mp3)

As an aside, I proposed to Brenda after a very nice concert at the Chautauqua Institution in western New York, an organization appreciated for their longtime association with music and the arts (I doubt I was thinking much about the music, and barely remember listening. HA!)


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