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Celebrating Christmas in the vocal tradition (Video)

When it comes right down to it, musicians “sing” through their instruments, and pianists with generous polyphonic resources (many voices) will find the melody and flesh it out as the tour de force of a composition.

On this special day of Christmas I therefore chose la creme de la creme of a vocal model performance.

A grand display of elegance.

Arleen Auger sings “Hallelujia” from Mozart’s Exultate Jubilate K. 165

If we can learn from the phrasing and nuance of this diva, we can play more expressively.

Merry Christmas! And may music always have a sacred place in our lives!