09
Mar
11

the art of song

I think it would be worth taking voice lessons for 10 years just to be able to sing this song (it’s me at the piano, NOT singing; nobody wants to hear that):

08 Psyche

(Emile Paladhile)

And this might actually be one of the most beautiful things ever written:

03 Liebst du am Schönheit

(Gustav Mahler)

That or Brahms Intermezzo Op. 118 No. 6, or maybe Strauss’s Four Last Songs.

Hmmm. . .something to think about.

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2 Responses to “the art of song”


  1. March 10, 2011 at 1:20 am

    Thanks for the beautiful music. I’m a cryer, but these are kind of tears I welcome.

  2. March 12, 2011 at 1:31 am

    Strauss is a byatch to sing! Very difficult, as Strauss lies in a high tessitura. The Four Last Songs are quite difficult — I very much like the Kiri Tekanawa recording, but of course there are others that are wonderful. You can’t tell by her that these songs are tough to sing, which is the magic of a geniunely talented singer singing the right repertoire. Her voice just soars and the songs are beautifully rendered.


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