Song of the Day for June 28 – July 4, 2021

Monday The finale of Benjamin Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream - Now until the break of day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEgafzaxS98&list=PLa9H-OAtVZCBDTt8zUYB92aepHzOYnxD6&index=11&ab_channel=CentralCityOpera Tuesday Beethoven's String Quartet 15, in A minor, Opus 132, "Heiliger Dankgesang" - 3rd mvmt. Molto Adagio Danish String Quartet (19:04) Wednesday Here is the blessing of this project for me. I’m sure that during my education I heard of and heard an examp...
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Song of the Day for June 21 – 27, 2021

Monday It’s Monday, let’s get All the Things Done! Largo al Factotum – Thomas Hampson, Baritone Here a young Thomas Hampson is a guest artist at a New Year’s Eve production of Die Fledermaus. It’s traditional for surprise guests to show up during the second act, a big party scene. You never can tell who’s going to show up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZLAeUDLnxs&ab_channel=SergioHernandez Largo al factotum Make way for the city's servant.Off to the shop soon. It is alr...
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Song of the Day for June 14 – 20, 2021

Monday Let’s start the week with a little Gershwin! Tuesday Just happened across this lovely duet in my searches…Will Liverman and Lawrence Brownlee perform "Au fond du temple saint " from The Pearl Fishers by George Bizet. (6:27) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07JydjjiQAA&ab_channel=WillLiverman After a self-imposed absence, Nadir returns to the shores of Ceylon, where his friend Zurga has just been elected Fisher King by the local pearl fishermen. The two had once fa...
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Song of the Day for June 7 – 13, 2021

Monday So many adventures last week, including leaving my PC in a whole other state, and other great stuff. Manhattan was beautiful. The big news,  Today is my birthday! Tuesday Here’s some snappy-peppy work by Pink Martini:  “Malagueña" by Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona (4:14) Wednesday This evening I was sitting on the deck, looking up at the willow tree that shades the house and found my Song of the Day. Here is the Willow Song from The Ballad of Baby Doe, an opera by Am...
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Song of the Day for June 7 – 13, 2021

Monday Tuesday Wednesday This evening I was sitting on the deck, looking up at the willow tree that shades the house and found my Song of the Day. Here is the Willow Song from The Ballad of Baby Doe, an opera by American composer Douglas Moore. Sung here by Beverly Sills (4:12)  This was one of Sills’ greatest musical moments, she is the singing actress every soprano who takes the role is measured against. This recording features an explanation of the circumstances by the composer...
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