Berlioz: Les nuits d’été, op. 7

performed by Régine Crespin and the L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande under Ernest Ansermet [The poems] form a narrative which leads from a spring-born joie de vivre (Villanelle) and a loss of innocence (Le spectre de la rose), to the … Continue reading Berlioz: Les nuits d’été, op. 7

Schubert: Der Wanderer, D. 489

sung by Dietrich Fischer–Dieskau; Gerald Moore, piano Music You Can Understand: Part 3 This is an actual ‘song,’ in the actual sense of having lyrics, although we could more properly call it by its German name, a Lied (rhymes with ‘need’), plural Lieder (rhymes with feeder).  I was preparing for what will now be next week’s post, and it is based on this song, so I thought it only logical to get familiar with this one first.  It nearly made me weep. The video above has the German text with English translation, but below is the German text.  Ich komme vom Gebirge her, … Continue reading Schubert: Der Wanderer, D. 489