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Saturday, July 29, 2017

No. 14 - Der greise Kopf (047)

Next up is number 14 in the Winterreise cycle, "Der greise Kopf."

There's a marked turn in this piece. Up to this point, there's been several mentions about a hot heart, about storms, and a passionate outcry of loss. But in 14, we begin to see those fade away. Now, our Wanderer starts to contemplate death.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

No. 13 - Die Post (046)

Welcome back to Winterreise!

Believe it or not, it was still winter when we last looked at the masterwork that birthed Singerreise. Now that taxes are finished and my performing load is under control, we're ready to dive back in!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

End of the 99 Reasons campaign

Perhaps 99 wasn't enough?

Today marks the final day of the 99 Reasons campaign. To be honest, I thought it would garner more attention, more viewership, and, of course, more patrons. None of that seems to have happened, at least, not significantly so, and thus this becomes a learning experience.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Spirituals and Deep River (45)

Singerreise's videos and articles are all about the singing life. Sometimes that means I'll be doing interviews of other singers to find out more about what they do. Sometimes, I take a survey of opinions on a subject. When I do that, I get to do my favorite thing, and just be a host for the conversation.

But more often, Singerreise's about my singing life, and my career. I consider my own life as Exhibit A, the first of many examples. So if you're interested in finding out more about what I do as a working opera singer, this is the right place!

One of the things I do with Singerreise is take you behind the scenes, showing you something that I'm currently working on. This is one of those Episodes! As I often do, I'm singing a solo for church on Sunday. The piece that I chose is Deep River, arranged by Moses Hogan. Sarah Silvia will accompany me.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Deep River at Patreon

Patrons just got treated to a new audio file of me singing Deep River with Sarah accompanying. This is part of the upcoming episode, targeted for Friday. If you want to have an early listen yourself (and then download the file and put it on your smartphone to show off to your friends), all it takes is $7 at patreon.com/singerreise! And there's more coming.

Anyway, I took a listen to the recording today - I got all my bars lined up in the right place, all of my levels set in Audacity, and let it run.

It brought me to tears.