DFD Memorial Singing Strauss

Zueignung/Dedication: Poetry by Hermann von Gilm zu Rosenegg (1812-1864) Ja, du weißt es, teure Seele, Daß ich fern von dir mich quäle, Liebe macht die Herzen krank, Habe Dank. Einst hielt ich, der Freiheit Zecher, Hoch den Amethysten-Becher, Und du segnetest den...

Debussy Translations 2012

Les Angélus words are by Grégoire Le Roy (1862-1941). Cloches chrétiennes pour les matines, Sonnant au coeur d’espérer encore! Angelus angelisés d’aurore! Las! Où sont vos prières câlines? Vous étiez de si douce folies! Et chanterelles d’amours...

Lotte Lehmann Christmas

Lehmann can sing Christmas better than any of my best wishes, but still I send the hope that all your Christmases may be bright. These songs are from her final broadcast of December 1941; Japan had bombed Pearl Harbor; Germany had declared war on America and the U.S....

Whitman’s Words for A Sea Symphony

I. A Song for all Seas, all Ships Book XIII: Song of the Exposition [from verse 8] Behold, the sea itself, And on its limitless, heaving breast, the ships; See, where their white sails, bellying in the wind, speckle the green and blue, See, the steamers coming and...