Word of the Week: PRIMAVERA

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 07:31

Awaited, beloved and celebrated. It’s the Spring season: primavera, our Word of the Week.

La primavera (female noun), a symbol of birth, fertility and renewal, is a favorite subject of artists, celebrated in painting and music, the most famous of all being “La Primavera” by Botticelli.

Here’s an Italian hit from 1981, performed by Loretta Goggi at the Sanremo Music Festival, “Maledetta Primavera” - in this case perhaps not as celebrated, but certainly awaited as the singer wonders if she has to wait for the next spring season to fall in love...