Saturday, November 20, 2010
Karita Mattila: Aria from Bachianas Brasileiras no. 5
I did not go to see the Makropulos Case - I am not fond of dissonant music and Janacek is not to my taste. I listened to some parts of it along with other compositions of Janacek and decided that I can put appreciation of him on the back burner for now.
But the opera and Ms Mattila are getting quite the buzz among local opera lovers. Mike (owner of the blog Civic Center) has a marvelously comprehensive two-part post up on both the composer and the soprano Karita Mattila that's not to be missed. I've posed a utube video of Ms Mattila singing Bachianas Brasileiras #5 from a composer that IS one of my favorites, Villa Lobos.