18. March 2008 · Comments Off · Categories: Links

… right there at the top … is Dawn Upshaw …

Golijov, paying tribute to his ideal interpreter, has said: ‘I don’t compose for her. Sometimes, I feel that she’s composing me!’ Her grateful colleagues often call her a muse, though this pedestalled status makes her giggle. ‘No, it’s not, “Come, let me inspire you,”‘ she said, with a parody of a dizzy diva’s self-importance. ‘It’s more like, “Hey, I really connect with your music and if you like the way I sing it, then let’s do business!”‘

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