Saturday, December 27, 2008

Cecilia Bartoli -Anch'il mar par che sommerga (Vivaldi)

Cecilia Bartoli's singing on this is amazing.
I have never put a video up before. I thought this being the holiday season some music would appropriate. It's a quick-time movie so if you don't have this plug in the video wont play.

Her control of the phrasing in this Vivaldi piece is outstanding.
When she moves through those arpeggios it is one of those moments
in music when you just have smile, it feels so good to hear her do this.
I love how she looks like she is in total ecstasy when she sings.
This is high art, this kind of perfection and flawless technique
that is also married with soul and passion, high art.

Bella, Bravissimo!


Elizabeth Torak said...

Thanks for this! What a great idea. When Tom and I lived in NYC doing the struggling artist thing we both ushered at the Metropolitan Opera for a while. Not a bad life - paint all day and go to the opera at night. I believe that was Delacroix's life -although he had a seat and didn't have to tell latecomers they wouldn't be allowed inside...

Anyway, we once saw The Marriage of Figaro with Cecilia Bartoli as Suzanna...magical.

jeff f said...

She is amazing.