One aspect of #THEGOODWIFE that doesn't get nearly the attention it deserves: the music.because as a former band nerd, I always pay attention to television shows background music.
— Michael Ausiello (@MichaelAusiello) September 22, 2014
There are obviously other music nerds, to wit (yes it's "wit" not "whit"), Christophe Caron Soriano who takes the original audio, strips out the actors' dialogue yackity yacking, and posts the music soundtrack:
Si ceux comme moi ont été marqués par la BO exceptionnelle du 6x11 de The Good Wife, c'est par ici à partir de 15:50 https://t.co/8sfE8JVYWF— Captain Hype. (@CarlitoDNole) January 8, 2015
.@CarlitoDNole I thought I was the only music nerd who likes listening to the background music &gets annoyed when actors talk over the score— Bossy Adagio (@adagioforstring) August 21, 2015
"The Good Wife" Se6Ep1 "The Line" episode opened with an instrumental song whose title I couldn't remember:
TuneFind wasn't helpful because it only goes to season 5.
HeardOnTV was also not helpful because apparently they don't list classical music on soundtracks (I thought).
At first I thought the song sounded like Liszt - Liebesträume in A-Flat Major, Dreams of Love
Then I thought it vaguely sounded like the theme to "Upstairs, Downstairs"
@bennettdavis172 @MEEchelleO Carl Sagan would've been able to go into my brain & find the missing neuron binder :-) http://t.co/TgqKAr9TG4
— Bossy Adagio (@adagioforstring) June 1, 2014
and I vaguely recalled a Classic Arts Showcase clip which I incorrectly remembered (I'm not the only one) as "O Bambino" but is actually "O mio babbino caro" from "Gianni Schicchi" composed by Giacomo Puccini
Youtube if very polite and spellchecks you without overtly judging you on being culturally illiterate:
Then, it further dawned on me I could try to corroborate this answer by double checking attributed songs from the last episode from last season: Se5Ep22 "A Weird Year"
and they helpfully remind people that this song was also featured in the historical Brit flick "A Room with a View":
However, they neglected to point out that it's the same song Woodstock whistles for Peppermint Patty's ice dancing program in "She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown " when her taperecorder malfunctions:
I agree with Joseph Ryan's critique of the then ten soulless people who voted the Snoopy video down:
and more recently, "O mio babbino caro" made a cameo in "Gotham":
Alan took our Fierce Female quiz and got Emma Thompson. Take the quiz to find out your FF! http://t.co/jkc0L8c1V8 pic.twitter.com/C9maqQALYC— NY Philharmonic (@nyphil) June 4, 2015
Conversely, answering "O mio babbino caro" on the New York Philharmonic buzzfeed quiz: "Which Fierce Female Are You?"
helps one to be described as NY Phil fierce female, Maria Callas:
And thus it would only make sense to end with a Maria Callas performance of "Oh Mio Babbino Caro" uploaded by Daniel Kurganov: