Category: Music

The Cold Song

Purcell – The Cold Song from his opera 1691 King Arthur | Klaus Nomi – New York 1982, just months before he would die of complications relating to AIDS. What power art thou, who from below Hast made me rise…

Covers

Two covers have surfaced on the Faceweb that deserve a much wider hearing, that is of course assuming there is still and interwebland operating outside of Facebook. First, from Louise Barder, Amy Winehouse’s stunning cover of The Teddy Bears’ To…

18th-Century Sunshine

François Couperin, Les Barricades Mistérieuses as played by French pianist Alexandre Tharaud.

Nunc dimittis

Puffed sleeves! Anne would be so excited. Backstory: Mary & Joseph bring their baby to the synagogue to be consecrated. Simeon, the high priest, had been promised he would see the Messiah before he died. He was very old and…

Trude Herr: Cabaret Genius

The OM’s foreign correspondent sends these slices of brilliance from Cologne. Trude Herr (auf Deutsch) was a hometown girl, who had a great career as a character actress in German film and as a singer on the Berlin cabaret circuit….

Widor Toccata From Symphony No.5

It occured to Miss Mussel the other day that the organ is the only instrument that requires specialist footwear. It is also the only instrument where the operator is usually invisible, giving the whole affair a rather intriguing mad professor/Wizard…