Conxita Badia"The reason why your rendition of my lieder was so extraordinary to me is that you know how to sing melodies. And to think that you must go so far to find a performer of melodies!" Arnold Schoenberg to Conxita Badia, 1932.
 
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 Is 'Atrocity' a suitable text to be set to music? Arnold Schoenberg did it exactly 100 years ago, while creating one of the most singular song cycles of the XX Century: 'Pierrot Lunaire'.

 

Song of the week: Sei mir gegrüßt (F. Schubert) - I. Bostridge, J. Drake
 
Els amants - R. MagritteDo you think that Sei mir gegrüsst is a sad song? O in your opinion it is a exultant love song? It's not an easy question. We can hear it performed by Ian Bostridge and Julius Drake.
Nu - R. CasasWhat's a blog without list posts? This week, the 10 saddest art songs ever written. For instance, An den kleinen Radioapparat: Hanns Eisler, Bertolt Brecht and exile.
Song of the week: The lads in their hundreds (G. Butterworth) - S. Keenlyside, M. Martineau
 
Songs of warThe Gramohone Awards 2012 take place today, September 27th. Among the nominations from the Solo Vocal category is "Songs of War" (Simon Keenlyside and Malcolm Martineau)

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LIFE Victoria Tardor 2021

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The Buch der Lieder and ten composers
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The 10 saddest songs
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The 10 happiest songs
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Ten buggy songs
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Wilhelm Meister's Songs
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Lied goes pop
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Abecedari Liederabend
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