Thursday, 11 July 2013


Another of my favourite singer Regine Crespin (1927-2007) singing ''Villanelle'' from ''Les nuits d'été'' of Hector Berlioz. What a beautiful clear voice, I do not think they make them like that anymore.
The villanelle from the Italian villanella, a little country song or pastural theme poetry. Villano a peasant or villini a little villa in the countryside.

Orchestre de la Suisse Romande with Maestro Ernest Ansermet (1883-1969),
recorded in 1963.

A bit of humour for today, who thought we would ever see the Madonna in this classical painting of the  Italian renaissance tweeting.

A funny and sad comment on our world today.


  1. Hey, the BVM keeps up with the times, eh?

  2. Our Lady also has quite a good website, although she is not keen to FaceTime