The Life You Give: Herman Prey *VII 11 1929

Growing up during the regime of the the National Socialist Party, Hermann Prey was scheduled to be drafted at the age of 15 when the end of World War II brought peace and a chance for him to study voice with Gunther Baum and Jaro Prohaska at the Hochschule fur Musik in Berlin. He sang… Continue reading The Life You Give: Herman Prey *VII 11 1929

The Life You Give: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau *1925

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, born May 28, 1925, in Berlin, Germany, was an operatic baritone and preeminent singer of lieder, distinguished for his lyrical voice, commanding presence, and superb artistry. Fischer-Dieskau studied with Georg Walter before serving in World War II and with Hermann Weissenborn afterward. In 1947 he made his concert debut in Johannes Brahms’s Ein… Continue reading The Life You Give: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau *1925

The Life You Give: Renée Fleming *1959

Renée Fleming, born February 14 1959, in Indiana, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., is the soprano noted for the beauty and richness of her voice and for the thought and sensitivity she brought to the texts. Fleming’s repertoire was extraordinarily broad, spanning three centuries and ranging from Handel and Mozart through 19th-century bel canto to the works of… Continue reading The Life You Give: Renée Fleming *1959

The Life You Give: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf *1915

Dame Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, born Dec. 9, 1915, in Jarotschin, near Posen, Germany, [now Poznań, Poland] was a soprano who performed in the major opera houses of the Western world and is remembered especially for her mastery of German songs known as lieder.Schwarzkopf studied at the Berlin High School for Music from 1934, winning various prizes.… Continue reading The Life You Give: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf *1915

“Wednesday Woman” coming soon!

To shine the light on women who for centuries have influenced, caressed, and inspired with music, words, and thoughts, Wednesday Woman is a new weekly series on Clubhouse, at The Aristipposian Poet Club. Herewith you are invited to the first rooms, dedicated to the following women: NOVEMBER3. Lili Boulanger —- composer, *Aug 21 189310. Fanny… Continue reading “Wednesday Woman” coming soon!