Emmanuel Chabrier: L’île heureuse (The happy isle)

1 05 2009

"We are the monarchs of luminous maritime deserts"

This song positively sparkles! The light glints off the water while the boats rock gently in the waves. Amid this scenery painted by the piano, the voice moves very much like the impassioned lovers it represents — at times impulsive, at others, tender and caressing.

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7 12 2009
Martha

hey there!

We have something in common as classical song lovers! I co-host a podcast on this subject that includes live performances of classical song from the up and coming generation of song singers. it’s available on itunes, and called ‘Sparks and wiry cries’

check it out!
would love to trade links!

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