Sunday, July 7, 2013

Sunday Brunch – Auger and von Otter Sing Bach

Helmut Rilling's recording of Bach's B-minor Mass is a good representation of the state of  the modern-instrument/HIP hybrid of the 80s (We can tell it's the 80s from ASvO's haircut, and because Arlene Auger is still singing.) I think if you search diligently, you can find the entire mass on YT, in bits and pieces. This is sublime music making.

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  1. I can report that as of tonight ASvO is still doing the sublime music-making thing.

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    1. Cool! What and where did you hear her sing?

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    2. Mahler 3rd at Tanglewood.

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  2. What a find! And what a Vintage von Otter find!

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    1. I'll say. I WAS going to call it "Vintage von Otter" but I didn't want to "steal" your tag line :) (I also didn't use Otterphile this time, though I should have.)

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    2. I've seen a VHS of her singing La morte de Cleopatre with (I think) Colin Davis, and her hair is like that, except with a mullet extension in the back. The 80s were quite something. (Oh, and the massive puffy sleeves on the awkwardly tailored dress, naturally.)

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