Monday, 8 October 2018

BLOG UPDATE - OCTOBER 8, 2018


Dear reader,

Thank you for your many inquiries as to my whereabouts - Unraveling Musical Myths will return shortly. I am taking a brief hiatus, commensurate with external obligations
- chiefly, study. Posts, new series, features and full length articles will return momentarily.

In the interim, enjoy below the stunning vocals of Canadian soprano
Barbara Hannigan as she soars effortlessly over the ethereal strings of Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen's "Let Me Tell You," a contemporary song cycle commissioned in her honor for the Berlin Philharmonic in 2013, which Abrahamsen based on the 2008 eponymous novella of the same name by British librettist and author Paul Griffiths. Let Me Tell You forms an artistic take on the dialogue of Ophelia from Shakespeare's Hamlet (separated into three parts).

The stunning work received much critical praise and earned many accolades following it's 2013 world premiere, including the much coveted Grawemeyer Award For Music in 2015.



Barbara Hannigan and the Berlin Philharmonic (under Andris Nelsons) perform Abrahamsen's "Let me tell You," movement 7: "I will go out now" (world premiere performance, December 20, 2013)


-Rose.

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