Sunday, October 24, 2010

Heartstrings of the Week: Gritty, Giddy & Cute

I'm sharing three very varied, very awesome songs tonight, cause I'm in a "moved by music" mood...which is 24/7 for me, let's be honest.

My brother Mike showed me this first song tonight and AH, I fell in love and immediately bought it on iTunes. Yes, I've heard Jeff Buckley's version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah", but I really love this arrangement. These guys are Norweigen, so unless you speak their lingo I suggest you forward to the beginning of the song and just soak it up. In fact, the red-head with the gap in his teeth (I think he sings the third verse) is named Kurt Nilson, winner of Norweigan Idol. I love his voice mucho! It's got a subtle grit to it and his range is amazing! GAH! Love it.

For more info on the song itself, cause the words are really intriguing, go here.

Alright, ready for some opera? Good! Introducing my very favorite opera soprano: Anna Netrebko. In the spring of 2006 I went to New York with my high school choir and some of our parents. My lovely parents took me to the Metropolitan Opera one of the nights we were there. The opera we saw was "Don Pasquale" - the soprano was Anna Netrebko - the tenor, whom I will gladly introduce another week, was Juan Diego Florez. My heart! I love them.

So, here is Anna Netrebko singing one of my favorite arias - "Je veux vivre" from Romeo & Juliet - sung by Juliet just after she meets Romeo. By just listening to the upbeat tempo and gaiety (yes, I just used that word) of the song, you get the idea of what she's feeling. I often sing this song around my room after a really good date ;) Enjoy!

Last, but not least, I found this gem on YouTube a while back and was reintroduced this evening. This makes me want to have asian children. Isn't she adorable? I think I could watch this over and over for hours and never get sick of her facial expressions. So sweet!

That's all for tonight, folks.
I'll post all about my magnificent Florida adventures sometime this week!

Have the best week of your entire life, mmmk?


ames4eva said...

awww, the little one is gorgeous!

Kim said...

Isn't the opera singer on Princess Diaries 2?
Beautiful voices all of them!