Song of the Day for May 24 – 30, 2021

Monday Happy Monday! Move on Up – Curtis Mayfield (8:48) Tuesday Here is my favorite Prelude and Fugue from J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, The Prelude in E flat minor and Fugue in D sharp minor, BWV 853  (9:51) performed by Paul Barton. Wednesday Guess what? I’m going somewhere! Thursday Empire State of Mind –Alicia Keys and Jay Z (5:35) Friday I might meet someone nice! If not, We’ll Catch Up Some Other Time… Saturday Some left their computer in Connecti...
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Song of the Day for the Week of April 26 – May 2, 2021

Monday Good Morning, Good Morning - The Beatles (2:41) Tuesday Apparently I took the day off! Wednesday The other day one of my singing idols passed away. Mezzo-soprano Christa Ludwig was one of the truly great singers of the 20th century. She started performing just after WWII, and retired in 1994. Here she is singing a selection from Richard Wagner’s five Wesendonk Lieder, Träume (Dreams). (4:56) It’s a song cycle, but since it’s Wagner, he wrote it with a huge orchestra.  Tr...
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Song of the Day for May 17 – 23, 2021

Monday Sluefoot from Daddy Long Legs (1955) Leslie Caron and Fred Astaire (4:51) Tuesday Today I’m just going to hand over a big lovely chunk of classics: Ella and Louis – Jazz About Love  (53:12) Wednesday Back to some choral music. I cannot get over how beautiful the work of Morten Lauridsen is. I’ve already shared the last song, “Dirait-on,” (watch out, it gets stuck in your brain!) Here’s the complete set of the  Songs of the Roses, performed by the Elora Festival Singer...
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Song of the Day for May 10 – 16, 2021

Monday Here’s Monday’s very late Song of the Day, Joan Sutherland and Marilyn Horne, two great, great, singers singing a duet (Mira, O Norma) from Bellini’s opera, Norma. The characters are the Druid priestess Norma and her acolyte, Adalgisa. They love the same man, who has two children with Norma, secret children, because she’s a priestess, but it turns out he’s a lying cheater, so they bond and stay friends. It doesn’t end well for Norma, or the guy. That’s opera, folks. https://www.yout...
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