Sparks and Wiry Cries podcast

8 12 2009

by earsaregood under CreativeCommons

I received a comment from Martha Guth, a singer who hosts the “Sparks and Wiry Cries” art song podcast. I just finished listening to the most recent episode, and was particularly moved by the discussion and performance of Brahms’s second viola song, Die ihr schwebet, which begins with the tune of “Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine” (or “Josef lieber, Josef mein” for the German purists).

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Recital announcement

29 04 2009

Working

My apologies for the dearth of posts lately. Instead of writing this blog, I have been finishing my doctoral thesis. I also made a trip to my hometown for my Goddaughter’s first communion, and more recently, interviewed for an interim professor position. With those things done, I will return to posting tomorrow.

In other news, I am preparing Georges Auric’s Huit poèmes de Jean Cocteau for an upcoming lecture recital. The poetry is DENSE, but the music takes it and runs with it. Characteristic of the works of Les Six, Auric’s songs are both meaningful and humorous. If you are in the Twin Cities, I cordially invite you to the performance!

“The Poetry of Jean Cocteau in Song”

Andrew Fleser, Lecturer and Pianist
with Paul Hindemith, Baritone and others

University of Minnesota
Ferguson Hall’s Ultan Recital Hall

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

7:30 PM