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I knew I had to toughen up if I was going to get through life, to find a way to stay vulnerable to certain things while at the same time growing more thick-skinned about life in general. All of my emotions sat too close to the skin, and I needed to rein them in. For me that was as much a physical process as learning how to connect through my registers.
Renée Fleming in her book, The Inner Voice: the Making of a Singer.
I need to figure this out. Badly.
I feel like I’m pretty good about this, but some of my friends are really struggling. I feel like we all need reminders.
Always good to read this. The life of a singer is such a strange dichotomy; you need to be vulnerable in order to move the audience, but you need to have a thick skin in order to take criticism and improve. I don’t think anyone really has it figured out.
This is so relevant for anyone`s who an artist in general, and is currently struggling to make it, and still retain the feelings and to channel them through the art itself. Need to read this.
Messrs Hampson and Hadley singing Puccini. Most excellent. And conducted by Maestro Bernstein? Even bloody better.
One word. Pwoah.
Revisiting another part of One`s childhood with this little gem. Such tender, sensitive conducting, and wonderful singing.
Enjoy Thomas Hampson when he was younger:-) - a concert in 1990 (with Leonard Bernstein)
Mahler: Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen (Thomas Hampson, Leonard Bernstein, 02.1990)
Hmmmhmmm sweet music, and lord, Maestro Bernstein is on the dot with that tempi.
Some of my favourite composer quotes
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My music nerd self just has to point out that even though this was reblogged from a “classical composers” blog, most of these guys are late Romantic/Postmodern composers.
I make no promises ;)
Excellent quotes nevertheless.