Walking around with Rossini in the ear

Rossini's operas are a firework of energy and vitality. ©Charles Thibo
Rossini’s operas are a firework of energy and vitality. ©Charles Thibo

Decades ago, around 1985, I possessed a thing called “walkman”. It was the must-have gadget at the time: a small cassette player with earphones. Actually the first wearable device to listen to music. I was so proud of my white Sony WM-22 – later I had a black DD II model, the Rolls-Royce edition in a metal housing. And I listened to Rossini all the time.

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