From the recording Chic To Cheek
Track two traces the origins of Jobim’s durable bossa classic “A Insensatez” to Frederic Chopin’s timeless “Rainy Day Prelude.” Op. 28 No. 4.
Parenthetically, Chopin's favorite instrument was reputed to be the guitar. In this arrangement, the prelude gently and seamlessly morphs into the bossa and gently slides back into the completion of the Chopin, so that the simpatico between these two works is physically experienced. Rory’s smoky vocals in the original Brazilian Portuguese intensifies the latin mood. Then, the English version, brings a new appreciation for the chilling poignancy of the lyrics.