Saturday, March 21, 2009

In a mood for a song well sung...

video

Who do you turn to when you're in the mood for a mellow simple song that is gorgeously sung? I have VAI Music to thank for their DVD of Marilyn Horne's 1981 solo recital at Teatro la Scala, accompanied by Martin Katz. Perfectly done in every way...

2 comments:

Georg said...

Hallo Smorg,

A pleasure to listen to this song. Made in USA?

Georg

Smorg said...

Hallo Georg,
Yup, composed by Stephen Foster and is played a lot during the December holiday season. I've rarely ever heard it sung this exquisitely, though. Marilyn Horne was more known for her bravura singing of florid music from the bel canto period, but I really like her in quiet and controlled pieces like this one (and 'Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair') more. And that Martin Katz is magical from the piano! :o)

Cheerio,
Smorgy :o)