We switched from “Choral Music” to “Songs.”
What’s the difference?
Oh. I see.
Multiple voices. The former requires a choir, many voices. The latter requires just one voice, perhaps more. But usually one.
I get it.
14 Songs (too many to name individually)
Zigeunerlieder Op. 103 (8 songs)
Christian Elsner tenor
Burkhard Kehring piano
Christian’s voice is pretty good. Not quite in the range of tenor that I enjoy (he sounds closer to a baritone with tenor leanings; but the hell do I know?). But he’s very good, with a lot of power.
And the piano is gentle and mournful enough – with enough depth of emotion – to be compelling.
Overall, these songs, although somewhat dirge-like, are strangely mesmerizing.
Even in German.
I dunno. This could be another Favorite – which goes against everything in me. Yet…