Sunday Music

Some hours ago I climbed up the castle hill of the Marienfestung (Ger., Eng.) in broad sunlight – sweating out Silvaner and looking for a park bench. It was a very nice excursion. Now a distant thunder is rumbling, it’s all grey in grey and pouring down in buckets, and it became remarkably cold.
I was lazy last week and have to catch up on things. A small genealogical research came in, a nice and absolutely unexpected surprise, but other things have to be done first.

This Sunday Music is “Loverr come back to me” sung by the Austrian tenor Richard TAUBER (1891-1948) (Ger., Eng., hommage) – what a voice! I hope you enjoy it and have a good week, take care.



25 thoughts on “Sunday Music

  1. I think last week was the time for doing little and procrastinating. That’s exactly what I did.

    I think perhaps you also needed to gather your energy?

  2. My mother used to play – and sing – that after my stepfather died, having been widowed for the second time. It brought tears to my eyes.

  3. I think I gathered enough now, dear Roses, the lazyness-storage is filled to the brim, so I can use it up and turn it into raw energy, yoh!

    I have to confess that I do not know a lot of Ms Streisand, dear Norma, except the Cabaret numbers.
    GOtt Strafe GEMA!

    Oh dear … I am sorry Z.

    Harry LIEDTKE “sang” to the TAUBER recording – according to wikipedia its one of the earliest attempts on a German Tonfilm: It is basically a silent movie, but they have a “Tonspur” for two minutes: TAUBER sings, LIEDTKE acts. The fillum was produced (shown for the first time January 1929 in Tauentzienpalast) after the recording already was published (1928) and had become a huge success for TAUBER. Die Dietrich just had turned 27 in December 1928.

  4. What a great voice! Hopefully things will brighten up in all aspects of your world.

    PS – I posted the pancake recipe!!

  5. he does have a lovely voice. And I can understand every word he is singing. Unlike turning on the radio and wondering what the hell it is they are trying to announciate let alone which note it is that they are trying to hit these days….

  6. Great to see you Ponita, the recipe is very promising!

    A lyrical tenor, dear Princess. Learning to pronounce correctly is a large part of the education as a singer; one must be able to sing clearly and understandable in the language of the song, from French to Russian. Isn’t Huggy Jon a professional singer?

  7. I didn’t know that he’s a pianist, Princess.

    Looking for your links, Savannah, hope you are feeling better now.

    Krieger and Densmore left, but I think Densmore does not speak with the rest anymore. I’d like some plonk now.

  8. I’m looking at your “Marienberg” link and reading about things that date back for CENTURIES.

    It’s as if you live in an enchanted kingdom.

    There is nothing like this in Canada or the United States.

  9. A strange result LX. In Europe – as is my impression – a large part of the public opinion is pretty critical about Germany and it’s fiscal and oeconomical politics and views. People holding up pictures of Merkel with the well known moustache and slogans like “Get out of my country!” were / are common in the Southern part of the Union.

  10. Professional? A wannabe Liedersänger cannot really make a living in Canada. And I’m no traveler. I like to come back home after work! So I did the next best thing: teach, Been a vocal coach, which I hate. I did perform occasionally in non-formal concerts (mostly classical) with my friends and small opera productions.

    Voice like Tauber (and Wunderlich) are almost extinct today thanks to the power of moder technology. Nowadays, young singers only want to be BIG and have BIG voices. They end up only screaming and belching more than singing. They want to be the next Pavarotti or te next Domingo. The lauder the voice, the lauder the applause.

    And how many singers could accompany themselves at the piano while singing like Tauber did?

  11. No need to apologize for something here, JON. Ah, the crux for all of us – teaching! As I read in a biographical article TAUBER was in his beginnings also pointing towards the “big” things, insisted in trying himself on Wagner. It went wrong. One teacher finally made it clear to him and he turned towards Mozart and everything went fine. BTW I can not understand what is so phantastic about Wagner’s music, it is Tingel-Tangel in my ears and will always be.

    I checked, I listened and I linked, dear Savannah!

  12. They also wanted to make and Heldentenor out of me and, although tempting, I bailed out. “Winterstürme” (aus Walküre) and the Wensendonck are the only things I sing of Wagner

    Try to listen to Wagner WITHOUT the singing and then you’ll enjoy it! I must admit I’m an afficionado of complicated orchestral architecture. :)

  13. Then kick Richie in the groin where it hurts and listen to Bruckner; especially what Günter WAND did (Eng.).
    I seriously tried it, JON: The Bavarian Broadcasting brings the Bayreuth nonsense live every year; I sat there and listened, but it always was circus music at best – yes I am ignorant and all, but I never got it. Bruckner on the other hand is an abyss where one can easily get lost …

  14. No need to say sorry LX! I admit that it’s a gripping piece, one really can see them coming, very evocative. Wakes one up from all the boring lull before … was Wotan weihen wolle, wigelaweiha … oh dear, not before coffee …

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