Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Lorraine Hunt Lieberson's Neruda Songs...

is a beautiful heartbreak.
If you don't know her, there is a nice piece online from the New Yorker.

Recommended (again) by Rafi Zabor, you can find on iTunes these recordings done with the Boston Symphony Orchestra with James Levine conducting as Ms. Lieberson sang music composed by her husband.
These songs are the last pieces performed by her and they are a series of Pablo Neruda's love sonnets set to music by her husband, composer Peter Lieberson. Hunt Lieberson died in July, 2006 of breast cancer at 52 years old.
These recordings are something else.


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