Author Topic: Yvonne Minton  (Read 1319 times)

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Offline zamyrabyrd

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Yvonne Minton
« on: January 01, 2009, 11:53:50 PM »
How did I miss this wonderful lady all my life? I just stumbled on a Lied von der Erde on youtube that makes her, IMHO, the best interpreter of the Abschied.

part I: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3hCCTRYcz0
part II: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsCdu09A9r0&feature=related
part III: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXU5HsdwoPk&feature=related

(couldn't find part IV, maybe it was not posted yet...beautiful visuals as well)

She REALLY knows what she is doing, has absolute control, can float the tones at will and then intensify according to the expression. Here's something about her:
http://shop.abc.net.au/browse/product.asp?productid=344994

excerpt:
"...Her Mahler was revered for its wonderful tone colours. The many characters of Des Knaben Wunderhorn, the heartbreaking 'Die zwei blauen Augen' or the mesmeric 'Abschied' of Das Lied von der Erde underline her affinity with the language and sentiments of this music. Surprising as it may seem, this is the first anthology ever to be showcase the artistry of this great musician."

ZB
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Offline david johnson

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Re: Yvonne Minton
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2009, 12:07:59 AM »
i listen to her doing mahler's 'distant trumpets' sometimes...i like it each time.

dj