Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I have been young, and now I am old....

Here is a young Kathleen Battle singing Johann Strauss’s “Frühlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring)” (with Herbert von Karajan conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra).

And here is a not-quite-as-young Kathleen Battle singing Puccini’s “O mio babbino caro” (with Seiji Ozawa conducting the China National Symphony Orchestra).

My post title refers, of course, to conductors Herbert von Karajan and Seiji Ozawa, not to Kathleen Battle, who remains exquisite.

And if listening to Kathleen Battle is not your cup of tea, there is always Anna Netrebko.


  1. Oh! Spellbinding! I'm coming back to listen to her again, but I'm almost late for tech! She is magnificent, isn't she Robert!

  2. Voices of Spring is beautiful.

    Thanks for alerting me to the Chinese comment on my blog that was a link to a horrible site. I deleted it immediately.

    An Arkies Musings

  3. yes i have been young, ages ago, and now i am old