Sunday, 24 April 2016

QUOTE OF THE DAY: April 24, 2016

Today’s Quote of the Day comes to us from 19th century German Romantic composer Felix Mendelssohn in the form of an excerpt from a private correspondence of the composer to French dilettante Marc-André Souchay, dated the 15th of October, 1841 at Berlin:

“…there is so much talk about music, and yet so little is said.
For my part, I believe that words do not suffice for such a purpose,
and if I found they did suffice I would finally have nothing more to do with music.”

-Felix Mendelssohn

Enjoy below the beautifully melodic catavina "Sei getreu bis in den Tod" (“Be Thou Faithful Unto Death”) from Felix Mendelssohn’s 36th Opus (No. 40): the 1836 oratorio Paulus, which borrows text from the Biblical Book of Revelation verse 2:10 "Sei getreu bis in den Tod, so will ich dir die krone des lebens geben” (“be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.”) For full text and sheet music click here.  Sung by tenor Peter Schreier.


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