Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Beim Schlafengehen

I recommended this video of Renee Fleming singing the 3rd of Strauss' "Four Last Songs" in a comment today over at Everything is Interesting. The music so perfectly matches my mood and our dreary weather here, I decided to make it my blog post. The Hesse poem on which the song is based, with English translation, can be found at the Wikipedia page here.

Originally uploaded at Youtube by Gabba02


Julie H. Rose said...

I think of this as a gift. Thank you.

Mary said...

So beautiful!

chayaruchama said...

Didn't know you were a Strauss lieder fan, Gracie.
Great stuff.

[ Biiiig lieder fan here; it chagrined my late mother NO end, that I sang it relentlessly...she abhored the stuff]

BitterGrace said...

You're welcome, Julie. I hope it gave you pleasure.

I'm glad you enjoyed it, Mary. For me, it echoes some of the same feeling I got from your snow poem.

I love lieder up to a point, Chaya. I have my limits. BTW, Dave went to Tristan und Isolde at the Met last night, all by himself. I'm a little sad I couldn't be there--but only a little. Five hours of Wagner is, well, a LOT of Wagner.

Anonymous said...

Goose bumps.