October 8, 1978.
Video Rating: 4 / 5
Leontyne is the greatest exponent of this song. Noone will either match or
surpass her performances of it. I’m uncertain if Ned Rorem composed this
for her, but it sousnds as if he could have.
Beautiful. I want to learn this someday! Leontyne Price is great.
Just FYI — the D-flat (C-sharp) is at 2:01, and I did wet myself the first
time I heard it. It is perfect.
EveBeglarian is wonderful.Minimalism has complexity and girth. Why can’tI
find a Rorem song I feel.This is the best I heard.I will keep listening to
this & in the morning.Hehas elegance but I want boulez,wrath and
indignation too.Boulez gets nature in a way I like too even ewhen he is
quiet. there’s got to be some greatgayAmerican composers. I like rorem’s
books.fantastic mind.Hope violin concerto is awesome or the 4 piano
concerti.He gets a lot done.Hundreds of songs !and he was hot .
This is a very strange version of this piece. I would much rather she sang
Is that John Wustman accompanying? Of course, there are some pieces of
music where she is without peer. This is just one example.
Yes, it is. And I still wet myself when I heard it. 🙂
@violatione Something tells me you didnt mean the websters definition. And
I’m not taking personal offense I’m defending an incredible composer and
brilliant piece of music. I don’t think I’m the one getting out of line and
getting overly sensitive.
I have returned to this video time and time again. It’s such a refreshingly
honest performance from one of the greatest!! Please don’t ever take it
originally by Orlando Gibbons; an English Madrigal written in 1612. sounds
much nicer than this.
This is what performing genius looks and sounds like. This is what it means
to get inside the text and music. There is no peer. Students look, learn,
This is a great American art song sung exquisitely by Miss Price. Bravo,
This lady is one hell of an act! Love it!
Truly great art. Thank you for posting it.
Ned is a sliver swan! One of the world’s finest composers of art song, sung
here by one of the world’s finest singers! Wonderful!
Wow, this song fits her voice like a glove: warm and soaring. Thanks for
@asx5252 Webster’s defines strange as : not before heard, known or seen. So
yes this version is quite strange. I never said that you weren’t allowed to
like strange versions of familiar pieces. Don’t take comments said over the
web so personally. Such sensitivity has been known to cause yeast
@BonnieBitch It’s actually a C…just sayin
1:55 is my favorite moment in the music (accompanist’s perspective)
She is amazing as usual…but where can I find art songs by Rorer(lol)
One of the truly great voices of the 20th century, and a wonderful
what a brilliant song! Rorem is top drawer in the world song lit.
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