An Die Musik (To Music) Recital

Some years back, when I was singing with Aurora Chorus, I first learned of a song by Franz Schubert called An Die Musik. The title translates To Music. In English, the lyric opens with these words:

You, noble art, in how many grey hours
Where life has ensnared and encircled me
Have you kindled my heart to warm love, 
Have you transported me to a better world!

When I think of how “life has ensnared and encircled me” the last three years, it has been Music that has saved me, “kindled my heart to warm love” and “transported me to a better world!”

And so that is the theme for this recital, To Music! Thank you, Music! In today’s performances you will hear music that celebrates our connections with one another, music that acknowledges our sadness, and music that brings hope. 

  • Take Five by Paul Desmond and Dave Brubeck
  • La Cumparsita by G. H. Matos Rodriguez
  • Divertimento in D Major by Wolfgang Mozart
  • Equinox by John Coltrane
  • Funkytown by Steve Greenberg
  • VI. Gigue from Partita III for Solo Violin by J S Bach
  • La Vie En Rose by Edith Piaf and Luis Guglielmi
  • You Are The Sunshine Of My Life by Stevie Wonder
  • Fantasy-Piece by Robert Schumann
  • Thoughts At Eventide by Ben Vereecken
  • Andante from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Wolfgang Mozart
  • Louisiana by Anat Cohen

Special guests: Jon Oace, bass; Jay Harris, percussion; and Michael Lasfetto, piano.

There are twelve separate videos in this playlist. View the playlist in the upper right corner of this screen to select an individual performance to view.