Art & Aesthetics

​CD: Mezzo-soprano Anna Cley and pianist Virginie Martineau-Larderet 

Label Lux Classic

Book by Dr. Benedict Beckeld

"Art & Aesthetics" is a young man's philosophical promenade through countries and aesthetic experiences, and through the reflections of today's creative and educational scene which these experiences raise. The lyrical music extends his voyage from the philosophically aesthetic to the purely aesthetic.

Literature and music, the present and the past, join in the creation of the future.

Dido and Aeneas – Purcell (1689)  1.Thy hand Belinda … When I am laid” / Paride ed Elena – Gluck (1770) 2. “O del mio dolce ardor" / La clemenza di Tito – Mozart (1791) 3. "Deh per quest’istante solo”, 4. “Parto, parto” / Oberon – Weber (1826) 5. “Arabiens einsam’ kind”, 6. Arabien, mein Heimatland” / Sapho – Gounod (1851) 7. “Ô ma lyre immortelle” / Orphée et Eurydice – Gluck version révisée par Berlioz (1859) 8. “J’ai perdu mon Eurydice”, 9. “Amour viens rendre à mon âme” / Die Walküre – Wagner (1870) 10. “So ist es denn aus” / Samson et Dalila – Saint-Saëns (1877) 11. “Amour viens aider ma faiblesse”, 12.“Mon cœur s’ouvre à ta voix” / The rape of Lucretia – Britten (1946) 13.“Give him this orchid”.

 

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"A must have book for singers" - OnStage
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