But I digress.
This album is a selection of Strauss' orchestral songs, sung by the Finnish Soprano, Soile Isokoski. The crystalline purity of her voice, first encountered by me in her Sibelius work, has made me a fan. The piece I include here is Morgen/Tomorrow. Interesting because the lyrics were written in German by John Henry Mackay, a self confessed pederast and Scotsman who died in Berlin shortly before the Nazis did the job for him.
As you listen, you may find the translation helpful:
- And tomorrow the sun will shine again
- And on the way which I shall follow
- She will again unite us lucky ones
- As all around us the earth breathes in the sun
- Slowly, silently, we will climb down
- To the wide beach and the blue waves
- In silence, we will look in each other's eyes
- And the mute stillness of happiness will sink upon us