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yzer
12-03-2011, 09:36 AM
when I start the morning before sunrise with a stale rum and Kashmir off the hard drive. I remember hearing Arabic music on short wave with my R-390A operating from a diversity antenna settup during the 70's and early 80's. I had a different and more imaginative idea of Islam then, didn't we all?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffo4tzU0rUc

which leads to the next cut: damn gorgeous alto voice of Annie Lennox. Another blast from the past when I was welding bird cages.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJE_Sc1Wags

Oh, no. This set is leading somewhere else.

yzer
12-03-2011, 10:03 AM
Oh yeah, another voice. I have this one complete on CDs. I was deeply in love with the mezzo-soprano voice of Anne Sophie von Otter during the late 80's, and throughout the 90's. Maybe Annie Lennox could have done this with additional studies. Here is the low range (hey, it's seasonal)...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22IZ-Y8UtfU
and the higher range of this amazing voice...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9WTv7CPeqA&feature=related

The wife has a beautiful alto voice as well, surprisingly so for a woman only 5'4". She's been away on trip for two weeks now. Maybe I'll clean up the house a little before going out to wash the boat this morning.

yzer
12-03-2011, 10:11 AM
Now that the the sun is lighting the sky, this morning is really tomorrow...

seriously, I love this song (and Schwarzkopf).

And tomorrow the sun will shine again
And on the way which I shall follow
She will again unite us lucky ones
As all around us the earth breathes in the sun
Slowly, silently, we will climb down
To the wide beach and the blue waves
In silence, we will look in each other's eyes
And the mute stillness of happiness will sink upon us


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ncTGTqrIl8

yzer
12-05-2011, 01:36 AM
The secret to understanding Morgen is understanding the liberal German mind during the occupation. R. Strauss is an unusual and inspiring example of an older German composer who weathered the Third Reich (not without cost) and outlived it long enough to comment on his experience. Morgen dates from 1948. Schwatzkopf (despite her post-war marriage to a UK recording producer) never outlived her association with the Nazis. Soprano Elisabeth Schwarzkopf is a representative of a younger generation of Germans who grew to maturity during the Nazi years of the 1930's and lived long enough to comment on it's passing.

To listen to Morgen, follow the English language translation I provided. The audio transcription is first rate. Forget the visuals of the video: it's off-base and way too sentimental to represent the meaning of the poem/song.

purri
12-05-2011, 05:50 AM
Oh yeah, another voice. I have this one complete on CDs. I was deeply in love with the mezzo-soprano voice of Anne Sophie von Otter during the late 80's, and throughout the 90's. Maybe Annie Lennox could have done this with additional studies. Here is the low range (hey, it's seasonal)...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22IZ-Y8UtfU
and the higher range of this amazing voice...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9WTv7CPeqA&feature=related

The wife has a beautiful alto voice as well, surprisingly so for a woman only 5'4". She's been away on trip for two weeks now. Maybe I'll clean up the house a little before going out to wash the boat this morning.

On an obscure allegorical note.

Would Varadero care to post a professional crit on Ms von Otter?

varadero
12-05-2011, 06:08 AM
On an obscure allegorical note.

Would Varadero care to post a professional crit on Ms von Otter?

Please purri, can you help me with your request? I have no idea of what you ask.
Bobby