Kreisler Plays “Londonderry Air”

Today is Saint Patrick’s Day. In celebration of Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland (c. AD 385–461) and all things Irish, take a moment and listen to this old recording of Fritz Kreisler playing his arrangement of Londonderry Air: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/kreisler-plays-kreisler-great/id192629398″]Find on iTunes http://www.amazon.com/Londonderry-arr-Kreisler-Digital-Remaster/dp/B000TE5YA8″]Find on Amazon

“Vissi d’arte” from Tosca

Through the expressive power of music, opera conveys the deepest and most complex human emotions. It allows us to enter the psyche of characters and experience the drama on a gut level. Opera, with its far flung story lines and sung libretto, can’t be approached literally, as if you’re watching a movie or a play. It has to be experienced as metaphor…a story unfolding through music. Vissi d’arte (“I Lived for Art”) is one of …

Read more

Send this to a friend