This analysis describes how wonderfully Strauss paints the picture of passion, secrecy and stolen delight, in this wonderfully ecstatic Nocturne.
Amores, Amores: Filipa van Eck and Albert Combrink perform Latin American music by Alvarez and othersAlbert Combrink2009-08-14T21:03:09+02:00
Following our successful trip to Mozambique presenting Portuguese language music, Filipa and I have extended the Villa-Lobos portion of the programme to include a broad spectrum of Latin American gems. Amongst music from Cuba, Brazil and Argentina, the strains of Spain and Portugal are weaved in, reflecting not only their erstwhile colonial power and influence, but also the roots of the music from Latin America.
Our programme includes the famous and very popular “La Partida” (The Farewell) by Marcello Alvarez (1833?-1898). This beautiful song shows off the dramatic and vocal range of [read more…]
" O vosso canto vem do fundo do Sertao, como uma brisa amolecendo o coracao" - "Your songs come from the depths of the forest, like a breeze softening my heart." These words by Brazilian poet Manuel Bandeira - speaking of a beloved to a bird in the forest - could apply to Villa-Lobos. His vocal music has not been adequately explored in recital or on recordings. Putting together a selection of songs is not an easy task. But there is much of value and beauty to explore. A concert-tour to Mozambique with soprano Filipa von Eck was the perfect opportunity to explore these delightful works.