What a wonderful composer. The orchestrated version of his “Le Tombeau de Couperin” is gorgeous, but the original piano version is something special, and no one plays it better than Angela Hewitt.
Kiri is 70 years old today!! Woo Hoo!!!
The great conductor is 84-years-old today!!
“I suffer so much in this life. That is what they [the audience] are feeling when I sing, that is why they cry. People who felt nothing in this life cannot sing.”
“An interpreter must give his blood to the work interpreted.”
“Jazz attracted me because in it I found a formal perfection and instrumental precision that I admire in classical music, but which popular music doesn’t have.” – Django Reinhardt
“In my ballets, woman is first. Men are consorts. God made men to sing the praises of women. They are not equal to men: They are better.”
Plácido is 73-years-old today!!