Thursday, February 18, 2010

What a Cello!

While looking on YouTube yesterday for the music of my previous post, I discovered another amazing artist, Stjepan Hauser. He is a cellist who's solos accompanied by piano are life-stopping. I love discovering new artists that move me! See what you think.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

My Favorite Aria

I know it has been waaaaaaaay too long since my last post....Wilmaryad will agree :) So....having said that and admitting my fault, I am starting my first post of the year 2010 with a sublime aria I happened to think of today and searched on YouTube. Mon Coeur S'ouvre A Ta Voix written by the composer Camille Saint Saens for the opera Samson et Dalila. I searched through various well known mezzo-sopranos but not finding the one voice I recalled quite vividly in my youth. One mezzo led to another and yet another until I stumbled on a singer whom I had never heard but INSTANTLY knew it was the voice from my past! I was absolutely thrilled and started to cry. After listening to the performance I came down to reality and looked at the information. I started to laugh because it was a Romanian mezzo-soprano by the name of Elena Cernei. You are wondering why I laugh at this? It is because the beautiful soul I have fallen head over heals for happens to be Romanian as well and it struck me as such a coincidence :) Try to tell me this aria does not move at least part of your heart!