Category Archives: Lifelong Love

Reading Always Reading

I have always been reading. As long as I can remember. So I suppose at least from the moment, that I learned the alphabet. I got many books in my youth, took them from my brothers bookshelves, and from the, … Continue reading

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Tristan und Isolde

Wagner Tristan und Isolde. Needs no explanation. I played it countless times. Hard work in the LP era. Easier now, when the whole Act 2 is on 1 CD, as this one by Karl Böhm. Birgit Nilsson as Isolde and … Continue reading

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Le Nozze di Figaro

1.Mozart  Le Nozze di Figaro. The music is enchanting. The story is, well, let’s say, a little burlesque. Above all, Susanna, Figaro, La Contessa and the other characters remind me always of my friends. Mozart’s music is all- human. CD: … Continue reading

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Le Temps a Laissié Son Manteau

Limbourg Brothers Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry In spring the beautiful rondeau of Charles d’Orléans sings in my head. Le temps a laissié son manteau De vent, de froidure en de pluye, Et s’est vestu de brouderie, De soleil … Continue reading

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Fülle des Wohllauts

No chapter from a novel describes the delight of the opera lover as beautifully as the above section from Der Zauberberg. Nobody has written about opera as beautifully as Thomas Mann: ‘Ein international Chor gefeierter Sänger und Sängerinnen setzte, begleitet von diskret zurücktretendem Orchester, die hochgeschulte Gottesgabe seiner Stimmen ein zur Ausführung von Arien, Duetten, ganzen Ensembleszenen aus den verschiedenen Gegenden und Epochen des musikalischen Theaters:der … Continue reading

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