Sunday, May 9, 2010
Sometimes I make an exception and the human talent comes via the earphones instead of the birds. Coltrane, Bach, Bill Evans, Satie. Today I listened to The Beautiful Voice, of the great Renee Fleming. Not a new cd (1998), but one of her best. The big soprano made a selection, from arias to folksongs, of the perfect material for her voice. The result is astonishing. You have never heard such a Rachmaninov Vocalise before, or a simple, exquisite folksong d' Auvergne, among other jewels. Moments of serenity and deep emotion on an early Sunday morning. Thank you Renee!..