April 23, 2014

Janet Baker sings two songs by Gerald Finzi, from Let Us Garlands Bring (1963)

These are settings of two Shakespeare poems: “Come Away, Death” is from Twelfth Night (II.4), and “It was a Lover and His Lass” from As You Like It (V.3). 

Happy 450th, dear Will.

April 23, 2014

Umberto Urbano sings Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1928)

April 23, 2014

Rose Caron sings Gounod’s Prière (1904)

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April 22, 2014

Dezsö Ernster sings Tristan und Isolde (1946)

April 20, 2014

Callas sings the Easter Hymn from Cavalleria Rusticana (1953)

April 19, 2014

papalvo:

La Jetée (1962), dir. Chris Marker

So many great voices have scarred me for life.

Oh, and if you happen to be in London at all in the coming weeks, do consider visiting the wonderful Chris Marker exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery. Nothing about singing there. Then again, Marker is the kind of creative artist who makes everything sing: everything he touches becomes music.

http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/exhibitions/chris-marker-a-grin-without-a-cat

April 19, 2014

Barbara Kemp sings Salome (1921)

April 18, 2014

Lily Dupré sings Massenet’s Roma (1912)

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April 18, 2014

Marcelle Demougeot sings Il Trovatore (1905)

April 15, 2014

Jan Peerce sings the Passover music from Halévy’s La Juive

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