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Daily Archives: July 12, 2015
I had a first-time try last Friday at singing some of the songs from Hector Berlioz’ song cycle Les Nuits d’Eté (Summer Nights) the texts for which came from six poems composed by Theophile Gautier.
I’ve had a CD for some years of the song cycle recorded by the late great Janet Baker, so I was not entirely unfamiliar with it. I never thought at the time that I’d one day be singing it.
The theme of the cycle is love, its progress from innocence to loss and renewal. The second song of the cycle, Le Spectre de la Rose, began as a work for piano – Afforderung zum Tanz (Invitation to the Dance) – written, in 1819, by Carl Maria von Weber. Continue reading
Raspberry Dyed FabricsGrowing on our new allotment is a number of raspberry plants. They’re old and neglected, but still producing little fruits, though not particularly useful, food-wise.
Rather than wasting the harvest, I used it to dye some fabrics and papers. Continue reading