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December 1 1924: film of Puccini’s funeral in Brussels.
The end of an era. Was it a state funeral, as stated here? He had taken a train to Brussels from Milan on November 4 for radiotherapy for throat cancer and died there of a heart attack on November 29. The cortège is perhaps on its way to the station for the journey back. The music is the chorus at the end of Turandot:
O Sun! Life! Eternity!
Love is the light of the world!
Our infinite happiness
Laughs and sings in the Sun!
Glory to you! Glory to you!”
Or is it the similar one at the end of Act 2? Followed by part of the Act 2 intermezzo from Manon Lescaut.