Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day

The "requiem aeternam" from Verdi's Requiem, sung by the best living talent, Renee Fleming.

(Start at 4:00; the section ends at 7:35.)

Fleming was one of the featured artists in this year's Memorial Day concert (public TV) broadcast from Washington DC last night.

This section of the work is very challenging for both the soloist and the chorus.  Fleming not only sings it correctly; she sings it as the prayer it is.  If you don't get it after hearing her sing it, you'll never get it at all.

For our fallen, Memorial Day, 2016.


Anonymous said...

I accept the fact that I don't get it.

Anonymous said...

De gustibus non est disputandum.