Soothing Soprano

Here’s a lovely recital of love songs, sung by Erin Morley, the soprano “Sophie” from last spring’s Rosenkavalier that I really really loved.  The recital is lovely, plenty of Strauss which she does so beautifully.

I needed this today…

(Feature image:  Erin Morley holding the silver rose above, with Elinca Garanca, from last season’s Rosenkavalier at The Metropolitan Opera)


Little Birds Singing

Uuf, it’s been a rough 6 weeks or so.  But the gorgeous soft fall sunlight and bright glowinggold cottonwood leaves the last few days have left me feeling a bit like this.


I heard this piece, “Longing,” the 2nd movement of Bulgarian composer Dobrinka Tabakova’s Concerto for Cello and Strings on the radio the other day, and wow is it gorgeous.  In fact it left me speechless and near tears, and if I hadn’t been driving I might have broken down completely.

You can read the composer’s thoughts on the piece here.  I am going to have to get that album.  She is a new composer to me and I will be checking out more of her work. Wow.