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    Montserrat Caballé - Rossini - L'assedio di Corinto - Giusto ciel! In tal periglio..
    Played on my granddad funeral still gives me goose bumps



    Giusto Ciel! in tal periglio
    Più consiglio,
    più speranza Non ci avanza,
    Che piangendo, che gemendo
    Implorar la tua pietà, ecc

    CORO DI DONNE
    Giusto Ciel, la tua clemenza
    ciel! ciel! ciel!
    giusto ciel, Ponga termine al soffrir.
    .

    Merciful Lord! In such peril
    the only course,
    the only hope which remains to us,
    is weeping, lamenting
    to beg Thy mercy, etc

    GREEK WOMEN
    Merciful God! may Thy clemency,
    oh, Heaven,
    put an end to our suffering.

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    Almost spring,therefore this beautiful song.Le papillon et la fleur.




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    La pauvre fleur disait au papillon céleste :
    - Ne fuis pas !
    Vois comme nos destins sont différents. Je reste,
    Tu t'en vas !

    Pourtant nous nous aimons, nous vivons sans les hommes
    Et loin d'eux,
    Et nous nous ressemblons, et l'on dit que nous sommes
    Fleurs tous deux !

    Mais, hélas ! l'air t'emporte et la terre m'enchaîne.
    Sort cruel !
    Je voudrais embaumer ton vol de mon haleine
    Dans le ciel !

    Mais non, tu vas trop loin ! - Parmi des fleurs sans nombre
    Vous fuyez,
    Et moi je reste seule à voir tourner mon ombre
    A mes pieds.

    Tu fuis, puis tu reviens ; puis tu t'en vas encore
    Luire ailleurs.
    Aussi me trouves-tu toujours à chaque aurore
    Toute en pleurs !

    Oh ! pour que notre amour coule des jours fidèles,
    Ô mon roi,
    Prends comme moi racine, ou donne-moi des ailes
    Comme à toi !







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    by Victor Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885) , no title, 1834, from Les Chants du Crépuscule, no. 27a, published 1835 [ text verified 1 time]










    The poor flower kept saying to the...
    The poor flower kept saying to the airborne butterfly:
    "Don't fly away!
    Our destinies are different: I stay put,
    you travel!

    Yet we love one another, we live without human beings,
    remote from them;
    and we resemble one another - some say that both of us
    are flowers.

    "But alas! the breeze carries you off, while the earth ties me down
    - what a cruel fate!
    I would like my breath to perfume your flight
    in the sky!

    But no, you travel too far! Visiting countless flowers,
    you fly away,
    while I remain alone watching my shadow circle
    at my feet.

    "You go, then you come back, then you fly off again
    to shine elsewhere.
    So every morning you find me
    bathed in tears!

    Ah please, so that our love may glide along faithfully
    (oh my king!),
    take root like me - or else give me wings
    like you!"
    Last edited by Traverso; Mar-11-2016 at 18:07.

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    Quote Originally Posted by traverso View Post
    Almost spring,therefore this beautiful song.Le papillon et la fleur.
    Would have eventually posted this one too (I listen to the same recording too). Great choice!

    Such an adorable Op.1 No.1 with a quotation of Schumann's Papillons.
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    Not, perhaps, strictly Classical, but one of the most beautiful melodies, with such poignant lyrics. It's one of the most-recorded of songs, and there are lots of gorgeous renditions - this one may be my favorite. I think Radka Toneff was a true artist.

    [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc8UcQKNcxc[/yt]
    "If I follow the dictates of my government, I will be violating the dictates of my god."
    -Chiune Sugihara

    "Were my Maker to grant me but a single glance through these sightless eyes of mine, I would, without question or recall, choose to see first a child, then a dog."
    -Helen Keller, quoted by Dr. Andy Mathis

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    Ivan Kozlovsky sings Rachmaninov

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    Pavel Lisitsian - Yeletsky's aria

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    Giovanni Battista Pergolesi - La Serva Padrona - "Stizzoso, mio stizzoso"





    Stizzoso, mio stizzoso,____________________Spiteful one, my spiteful one,
    Voi fate il borioso,________________________You are arrogant and haughty,
    Ma nò, ma non vi può giovare;______________But no, you cannot profit by it;
    Bisogna al mio divieto_____________________You must at my command
    star cheto e non parlare,___________________Remain silent and do not speak,
    Zitt, Zitt, Serpina vuol così._________________Hush, hush, Serpina wishes it thus.

    Cred'io che m'intendete, si,_________________I think you understand me,
    Che m'intendete, si,_______________________Only too well,
    Dacchè mi conoschete______________________Since you have known me
    Son molti e molti di._______________________For a long, long time.

    (CD booklet)

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    Mompou - Combat del somni (Carreras)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blancrocher View Post


    Mompou - Combat del somni (Carreras)
    Thanks for reminding us this thread

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    Pergolesi Stabat Mater (Bowman/Kirkby), I'm especially stuck on Cujus animam sung by Kirkby, so evocative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marinera View Post
    Pergolesi Stabat Mater (Bowman/Kirkby), I'm especially stuck on Cujus animam sung by Kirkby, so evocative.
    No clips on you tube?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post
    No clips on you tube?
    Oh, I'm listening to it on my player...Let's see, here's the full version with Kirkby and Bowman



    Note: Scholl and Bonney version is gorgeous as well
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    Well, a private song recital this afternoon ended with the baritone singing Brahms's "Die Mainacht" and I can't get it out of my head.

    Here a private recording of the song made by Fritz Wunderlich in his own home:



    It seems he was testing different effects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenspen View Post
    Well, a private song recital this afternoon ended with the baritone singing Brahms's "Die Mainacht" and I can't get it out of my head.

    Here a private recording of the song made by Fritz Wunderlich in his own home:



    It seems he was testing different effects.
    Normally I would say he can sing a T.V manual and it's wonderful, this is almost not him.......

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    This evening's listen..



    Comme un rideau sous la blancheur
    De leurs pétales rapprochées,
    Les lys ont enfermé leur coeur,
    Les coccinelles sont couchées.

    Et jusqu'au rayon matinal,
    Au coeur même des lys cachées,
    Comme en un rêve virginal
    Les coccinelles sont couchées.

    Les lys ne dorment qu'un moment;
    Veux-tu pas que têtes penchées,
    Nous causions amoureusement?
    Les coccinelles sont couchées.

    Like a veil beneath the whiteness
    Of their closely interwoven petals,
    The lilies have enclosed their hearts;
    The lady-birds are sleeping.

    And at the crack of dawn,
    Within the heart of the hidden lilies,
    As if in a maiden's dream,
    The lady-birds are sleeping.

    The lilies sleep but for a moment,
    Do you not wish that with heads inclined,
    We whispered lovingly?
    The lady-birds are sleeping.

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