Song of the week: Si mes vers avaient des ailes (R. Hahn) - S. Graham, R. Vignoles
 
Aleko i Zemphira a la llum de la lluna - M. ChagallHow to talk about art song when it's a type of music I don't particularly like or know? The only think I can say is what I feel when a song stricks me like a little piece of magic. This is a good example: mild and tender like a kiss, Si mes vers avaient des ailes by Reynaldo Hahn on a poem by Victor Hugo, sung by Susan Graham with Roger Vignoles at the piano.
Autorretrat - D. Fischer-Dieskau"For Dieter: the past and the future". These words were inscribed by Benjamin Britten in the score of "Songs and Proverbs of William Blake"; the two men, Britten and Fischer-Dieskau, recorded the song cycle and we can hear "Proverb II & The Chimney-Sweeper".
Glaçat - J. Herrmann"I like these songs more than all the rest, and you will come to like them as well". Schubert was right, we love his Winterreise. We can hear Martti Talvela and Ralf Gothóni performing song No. 7, Auf dem Flusse.
Song of the week: Auf das Trinkglas eines verstorbenen Freundes (R. Schumann) - D. Fischer-Dieskau, H. Klust
 
Dietrich Fischer-DieskauIn memoriam
Song of the week: The singer (P. Warlock) - C. Maltman, J. Drake
 
Alguns cercles - W. Kandinsky"The Singer" is a song written by Peter Warlock in 1922, based upon a poem by Edward Shanks. Perhaps not his best work but a delightful song nevertheless, performed by Christopher Maltman and Julius Drake.

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