Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Voices Of Spring

I'm sure it's purely coincidental that I've killed the first mosquito of the year today.

Lucia Popp was at the top of her form when this was recorded in 1965. Normally I'm not a big Strauss* fan, but this is the most visually pleasing rendition** I've seen, and it's the only one I found with a chandelier.

Frühlingsstimmenwaltzer by Johann Strauss II

*none of the Strausses, really, Richard, whoever.  They are superb, I admit and glorious, just not my preferred flavor

**though I truly wish she'd left out that very high note at the end - it goes a bit thin and pushed, and a proper vocal coach would have discouraged its inclusion

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