21. October 2008 · Comments Off · Categories: Links, Listen, Videos, Watch

14. Recitative

Irene
O bright example of all goodness!
How easy seems affliction’s heavy load,
While thus instructed, and companion’d thus,
As ’twere with Heav’n conversing, we look down
On the vain pomp of proud prosperity.

15. Air

Irene
Bane of virtue, nurse of passions,
Soother of vile inclinations,
Such is, prosperity, thy name.
True happiness is only found,
Where grace and truth and love abound,
And pure religion feeds the flame.
Bane of virtue. . . (da capo)

… and because I have to post this as well, it’s so wonderful … here you go with more …

And yes … Lorraine Hunt Lieberson … sigh. No. Words.

(You can read Alex Ross’s words here, though.)

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