Conducted by Igor Stravinsky.
Adrienne Albert - soprano,
Robert Craft - piano.
One of Stravinsky's last compositions, possibly the last, as sung by Adrienne Albert. There is a lovely YouTube encounter when the singer discovers herself and writes back to the uploader of the track. Chronologically it should read from the bottom up, of course, but it's more fun to read down.
Oh wow! I'm learning this piece for my Master's recital and I LOVE it!! I've known the poem for ages but had no idea that it'd been set to music. Wonderful! And this recording is very very good. Perfect pitch or just hard work? Bravi! :) didyce23 2 weeks agoA happy story, and the world has not ended, so happier still.
@adriennealbert I've only just seen this comment ... apologies, I don't get notified by email! I can't believe I'm talking to you directly. Truly inspiring. This is probably one of my favorite pieces of music, ever, and I mean this performance, specifically, as I mentioned before. My wife and I actually performed this song as a part of our wedding. I think we did a nice job on it :-), but nothing touches this original magic for me. Thank you so much!ragorimoviecv 5 months ago
Wonderful to know about this recording, Adrienne. A great performance from singer (you!) and pianist Robert Craft of, as you say, Stravinsky's final composition. ~Janet rwindeler 6 months ago
Congratulations, Adrienne! Wackiavelli 6 months ago
Go, Adrienne! Wackiavelli 6 months ago
@sanstitle, yes, this was Stravinsky's last completed composition. adriennealbert 7 months ago
Was this Stravinsky's last composition? sanstitle 7 months ago
@AndTok2, Thank you so much for adding my name to the credits of this recording. Much appreciated! It was the "talk" of Facebook for a couple of days:-). adriennealbert 9 months ago