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Old 05-06-13, 09:49 PM   #161
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Lucky France. Having TV programs like that.....
The great Philippe Jaroussky ,a counter tenor in a Vivaldi Aria.
As there were no sopranos during Vivaldi's time the counter tenors were in charge.And they still suit this repertoire best.
Maybe one needs to get used to this but its certainly worth it.
( Justin Bieber Fans might want to take their Chicken Mc Nuggets plus Triple Mac and look elsewhere. Here we drink a glass of Champagne accompanied by a few oysters....)
Philippe Jaroussky - Vivaldi aria - YouTube
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The so called "Four last songs" by German composer Richard Strauss have always been a favorite of soprano Gundula Janowitz. Her immaculate rich and focused voice ( no wobbly vibrato here, which so many Primadonnas subscribe to ) is a pure joy. It is in my humble view the premier version of these works.
Here is the song "Abendrot" ( "Evening Red ") ,translation of the words you can find on the clip.
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Gundula Janowitz: Strauss - Four Last Songs, 'Im Abendrot' - YouTube
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Haha! I feel a notch more sophisticated when clicking this thread. Vive la musique magnifique!!

Another favorite of mine:

Antonio Vivaldi: Cantate "Cessate, omai cessate" - " Ah, ch'infelice sempre" - YouTube
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Great !!! Welcome to this secret haven of "snobs" .
We may be the last Mohicans perhaps before they find out and we are done...

I love all those newly recorded and exhumed Vivaldi works, particularly they are recording now all of his operas !!! Bring them on....what a great and often underrated composer he is...

Anyway: here is my personal favorite ,good old Mozart again ,sigh....
His simplicity and at the same time depth are nearly impossible to get right. Gundula Janowitz managed even that.
The following Aria is in one of the greatest examples of this pure singing Wolfgang Amadeus requires.It does not get better than that.
Gundula Janowitz, Mozart, Dove sono i momenti, Marraige of Figaro - YouTube
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My God.. I got goosebumps listening that Aria. Superb.

wow.. thanks.
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More goosebumps.
"Nacht und Traeume" ( "Night and Dreams ") by the great Schubert
( who managed to compose nearly 1000 works in his short and largely miserable life ).
Here is Barbara Hendricks,and she sends shivers down my back...up and down...Barbara Hendricks Songs Schubert "Nacht und Träume" - YouTube
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The same song sung by the French Baryton Gerard Souzay.
Nacht und Träume Gerard Souzay D827 - YouTube

And here is the text:

Holy night, you sink down;
Dreams, too, drift down
Like your moonlight through space,
Through the quiet hearts of men;
They listen with delight
Calling out when day awakens:
Return, holy night!
Fair dreams, return!
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Excellent song selection as always, Mozart. :)

Though this requiem infers loss and sadness, I see passion and reverence-a strong desire to seek redemption. As someone accustomed to walk in the dark confines of my mind, I find this song cleansing.Soothing,even. There is nothing depressing about it, and I wouldn`t want it played on my funeral- I rather enjoy Mozart`s genius on a pensive night,while reading my favorite book: Dante`s inferno. Empowering stuff! :)


Mozart - Lacrimosa - YouTube


Lacrimosa dies illa
Qua resurget ex favilla
Judicandus homo reus.
Huic ergo parce, Deus:
Pie Jesu Domine,
Dona eis requiem.
Amen.


**takes a deep breath**
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Agreed about the Mozart,strawberry !!!! Acutely observed.
Here is probably the most special female vocal artist in last century,
Kathleen Ferrier.No more words needed.Kathleen Ferrier, Phyllis Spurr, 1950: Down By The Sally Gardens (Irish Country Song) - YouTube
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Agreed about the Mozart,strawberry !!!! Acutely observed.
Here is probably the most special female vocal artist in last century,
Kathleen Ferrier.No more words needed.Kathleen Ferrier, Phyllis Spurr, 1950: Down By The Sally Gardens (Irish Country Song) - YouTube
I had to learn this song on the Tin Whistle. Thank you for the childhood memory
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