Thursday, September 16, 2010

No Trans Issues Here, Just Something Very Beautiful!

I have told you before of my love for the music of Gustav Mahler. If you will take a few moments to listen to the following, you will know why I love it so much. Edith Mathis sings, as Leonard Bernstein conducts. Please enjoy!

7 comments:

Caroline said...

I have never been able to come to terms with this operatic style of singing within the symphonic form. I grudgingly accept the drinking song at the end of Beethoven"s ninth because it is more like a riot of noise.

Human voice just breaks into my reverie of joy.

I did manage 46 seconds!

Caroline xxx

Caroline said...

You are up early today!

Caroline xxx

Melissa said...

Ha! I haven't gone to bed yet, but I'm about to! What a shame you couldn't enjoy it. My own Mahler collection has a boy soprano singing that piece, and surprisingly, it is even more beautiful!

Melissa XX

Halle said...

Thanks for that link Melissa. Nice to be reminded what a great conductor Lenny was; such a pleasure to watch his joy in the making of music.

Amusing to see the German subtitles, just in case people couldn't make out the words (in German). :P

I'm betting the 'sexless' soprano voice of the boy would be a lot less distracting for those like Caroline.

Anonymous said...

Himmlisch! Thank you.
El

Veronica said...

Our classical collection is not very large, and I'm afraid there is no Mahler in it. I've never been very familiar with his music. This is a beautiful piece, and I think Edith Mathis is singing gorgeously as well. I think the human voice is one of the most beautiful instruments there is.

I grew up on Leonard Bernstein! I loved Young People's Concerts. One of the first records my parents bought was a recording of Peter and the Wolf that Bernstein narrated. What a voice he had!

Dru Marland said...

I enjoyed it. Not least because of the close up view which is not usually available if you're at a classical gig, so you can see the effort she puts into getting the notes right, and so on...