06 March 2009

Lorraine Hunt Lieberson

I was listening to the radio the other day and heard a beautiful and intriguing song cycle.  The singer was Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (who died in 2006) and the music was composed by her husband, Peter Lieberson.  The songs are set to the poems of Pablo Neruda.

I confess a near total ignorance of Neruda’s poetry.  I am somewhat familiar with his political convictions, which to say the least, do not present a favorable impression, but I’d like to read some of his poems someday.

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