What lightened up my mood today was this CD I saw on Amazon while looking for versions of Rienzi’s prayer. The compilation is by RCA and is called “Ten tenors in prayer.”
I’m still a bit queasy about the follower thing, whether it be on Tumblr or on twitter. I’m with Oscar Wilde there, who said,
“Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.”
One song I’m very fond of, for a whole bunch of reasons, is Ricardo Broschi’s “Son qual nave ch’agitata.” It is a song like many others in a way. It picks up the metaphor of a ship, lost on the sea in a storm. The calm B-part is describing reaching safety, which means the shore, and the beloved one.
“… but I won’t do that,” of course, the line of the insufferably catchy tune ends. There are things that a loving heart is just unable to do — have you ever noticed the similarities between Lohengrin and Orfeo ed Euridice in that respect?
Some are convinced that the average musician is a bit single-minded on what they are doing, and that they are lacking other skills. Some might be, but I know quite a few who are great in other fields as well, especially science.
For me, this comes as no big surprise; after all music has got a great deal to do with maths.
I would even go as far as to say: Musicians make the best nerds.
As by now tragic endings to movies are rare, I suggest happy endings for operas — or, at least, a post-mortem reconciliation to maybe render them more popular.
It’s not so hard, is it? Just say sorry, will you…
I thought, today, I would just continue with my wish-list for Mr. Jaroussky — Songs and arias that if he sung them, would render my life fulfilled.
In fact, the next on my mind would be two pieces, which are somehow connected for me. The first being: