Friday, October 12, 2012

Lessons from Singers

The singing on the recording of Mozart's Idomeneo by the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, a Harmonia Mundi release, is exquisite: fearless, stylish, convincingly alive.

It was a surprise to find a period instrument recording of this extraordinary work and even more surprising that the recording process did not destroy the vocal colors.

We should all take lessons from singers; by that I mean listen carefully to how they make us feel.  When a singer is truly singing every note is as vivid as the taste of a good chocolate or fine wine.