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Music Hum is one of ~4 midterms this week. What fun. Now this is stuck in my head.

Vivaldi's "Agitata da due venti" from the opera "Griselda" (1735) (Da Capo Form)

Cecilia Bartoli is amazing. And super cute. Look at that expression. She's so into it!

A Section:
Agitata da due venti,
freme l'onda in mar turbato
e 'l nocchiero spaventato
gia s'aspetta a naufragar

(Buffeted by two winds, the waves rage in the stormy sea, and the frightened steersman expects to be shipwrecked.)

B Section:
Dal dovere da l'amore
combattuto questo core
non resiste e par che ceda
e incominci a desperar.

(By duty and by love my heart is assailed, it cannot hold out, it seems to yield and begin to despair.)

Date: 2011-03-06 06:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I think the facial expressions on pro-singers are amazing. Also really funny sometimes, considering the way they need to contort their mouths to get the sound out right...

Sorry I totally failed to get back to you today...yesterday... /sigh

Date: 2011-03-06 07:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I think they look funny too, but my gosh what a voice to go with them. And the way she kind of bounces in between sections like she can't wait to get going again. It makes me really happy.

Don't worry about it at all. Considering the number of times I fail to get back at you, we can probably call it even. Forever. Blah blah blah. Liz, I bought so much fruit!

Date: 2011-03-06 10:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
haha I think that's really important in a performer, that zest...

Fruit is AMAZING. :D No such thing as too much, c'mon...

Date: 2011-03-06 08:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Bartoli has a lovely rich timbre, but she overracts in operas and that makes it hard to watch her. >.>

Date: 2011-03-06 10:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'd forgotten how frilly Vivaldi is. It seems almost inappropriate for those lyrics...


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