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Four Last Songs


“These mournful flowersRain-drenched in the coolness are bending,While Summer cowers, …”~‘September’Herman Hesse These Four Last Songs are Richard Strauss’s. The above quote is from what is generally listed as the second, September. The first is Frühling (Spring), the third Beim … Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo XXVIII: It isn’t Over till the Fat Lady Sings


“It isn’t over till the fat lady sings”

I won’t get time to write tomorrow, so I’m doing it today. Tomorrow I have a singing lesson in the morning and then in the evening, a rehearsal for the concert on Saturday. In between, I’ll probably need to lie down … Anybody who thinks singing isn’t a physical activity, … wrong! I know, it isn’t over till the fat lady sings – there is this lingering image of sopranos as large ladies. Continue reading

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