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Aaaahhhh, New Music

weather: clear
outside: 16°C
mood: happy
music: Bryn Terfel - Bugail Aberdyfi

I was a bit upset today because I couldn't find any Angela Hewitt *harumph*. But I did find some Cecilia Bartoli and some Bryn Terfel.

I have to try very hard not to call BT, "Papageno" because that's the only thing I see in my mind when I hear his voice. =)

I'm still unsure of CB. Her voice is a bit flat compared to Kiri Te Kanawa in the arias that I've heard so far. But, I really like her La Pastorella (Schubert) though.

I really want to find some Magda Olivero, at the different stages of her career and voice (the "slender, shiny, young girl" tone as opposed to the "large, dark, mature woman" tone). I probably won't be able to hear the difference, lacking the training and all, but just for kicks.

I really want to find out who did the Queen of the Night Aria in the Die Zauberflote recording that I have. "Holy shit" is about the only thing I can say about that =}


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Sep. 15th, 2002 03:29 pm (UTC)
The Queen of the Night Aria is awesome, just in general. Wish I could sing that high. :P (We're still trying to figure out whether I'm first soprano or second, at school. I wonder if my voice changed much over the summer. I'm probably more second soprano than first, but I like singing first soprano, we all joke that we're the "Divas". :P)

And how could you not find any Angela Hewitt? That's like.. impossible! She's really good though, didn't realize just how good she was until I heard her myself.
Sep. 15th, 2002 04:47 pm (UTC)
The Queen of the Night Aria is awesome, just in general.

Yeah, just "Holy Shit". =) It's not only that it's hitting all the high notes, it's jumping around doing detached notes and trills. The control it takes is amazing.

And how could you not find any Angela Hewitt?

I was looking on *CoUgH*KaZaA*CoUgH*, so sometimes people don't have the things I like. =}
Sep. 15th, 2002 06:00 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I have extreme respect for somebody who can sing that and not screw it up, let alone make it sound beautiful. :P

And I didn't realize you were looking on KaZaA, I thought you meant you were in a CD store or something and I was rather.. i'unno.. flabbergasted? :P
Sep. 15th, 2002 06:12 pm (UTC)
No, I'm sure HMV or the Virgin Megastore or someone has tons of Angela Hewitt =)

It's just very expensive to be buying CDs, even used. I find that I only want certain songs from a bunch of different artists. And about the only time I want a whole CD is if I can get an autograph =)
Sep. 15th, 2002 06:48 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it is expensive to buy CDs. If I really like one, then I'll buy CDs. (Basically, if I think you really do deserve my money. ;))

I'm sorry I don't have an mp3 player, though. I like to listen to music when I go out so I have to burn songs to listen to them. Sometimes it's easier to buy CDs, I guess it just depends.
Sep. 15th, 2002 04:35 pm (UTC)
I have not heard of the music you are listening to, though I would like to, I always like to try out new music.
Sep. 15th, 2002 04:48 pm (UTC)
It's Classical and Classical Opera =) Y'know that corner of the music store with cobwebs that no one ever goes to? =)
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