Tuesday, April 23, 2013

May the Bard be with you!

It's Shakespeare's birthday today. It would also have been my mum's birthday. For them both, here are Korngold's Shakespeare Songs, sung by the incomparable Anne Sofie von Otter, with Bengt Forsberg at the piano. (If you've seen A Late Quartet, you may have spotted von Otter in a cameo role as the cellist's deceased wife, singing - appropriately enough - an extract of the Marietta Lute Song from Die tote Stadt.)