I am beginning a series of posts of the pieces that I have included in my book, HONORING MARCEL MOYSE, FOLLOWING IN THE STEPS OF A MASTER ALONG THE PATH TO TONE DEVELOPMENT THROUGH INTERPRETATION FOR THE FLUTE.
This book is written in a similar format to Marcel Moyse's Tone Development through Interpretation, complete with all new musical selections and examples with thorough explanations and suggestions toward artistic mastery of all the cited genres as well as personal reminiscences of my studies with Moyse.
Moyse had me promise him that I would write such a book, & now decades later, semi-retired, I have finally had the time to fulfill this promise.
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Watch videos with other singers performing E lucevan le stelle:
CAVARADOSSI rimane alquanto pensieroso, quindi si mette a scrivere... ma dopo tracciate alcune linee è invaso dalle rimembranze, e si arresta dallo scrivere pensando E lucevan le stelle... ed olezzava la terra... stridea l'uscio dell'orto... e un passo sfiorava la rena... Entrava ella, fragrante, mi cadea fra le braccia... Oh! dolci baci, o languide carezze, mentr'io fremente le belle forme disciogliea dai veli! Svanì per sempre il sogno mio d'amore... L'ora è fuggita... E muoio disperato! E non ho amato mai tanto la vita!... scoppia in singhiozzi, coprendosi il volto colle mani
English Libretto or Translation:
CAVARADOSSI begins to write, but after a few lines a flood of memories invades him. And the stars shone and the earth was perfumed. The gate to the garden creaked And a footstep rustled the sand to the path … Fragrant, she entered And fell into my arms … Oh soft kisses, oh sweet abandon, As I trembling Unloosed her veils and disclosed her beauty. Oh vanished forever is that dream of love, Fled is that hour, And desperately I die. And never before have I loved so much!