Thursday, February 4, 2010

Singer of the Day:Imgard Seefried, 1919-1988

Irmgard Seefried is one of the all time greats! This remarkable performance of Mahler's Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen speaks for itself.

Poem:Friedrich Rückert (1788-1866)

I am lost to the world
with which I used to waste so much time,
It has heard nothing from me for so long
that it may very well believe that I am dead!

It is of no consequence to me
Whether it thinks me dead;
I cannot deny it,
for I really am dead to the world.

I am dead to the world's tumult,
And I rest in a quiet realm!
I live alone in my heaven,
In my love and in my song!

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