Monday, April 29, 2013

Luisa, Luisa!

 Since my encounter with Luisa Tetrazzini I keep thinking of this Schubert song that ends with "Luisa."

It is "Der Jungling an der Quelle," or the Youth at the Brook. It is a song I love, about the young man who goes to the brook and sits and wants to forget all about this girl, this Luisa, who has done him wrong. But the leaves and the brook, all day they whisper her name. At the end of the song that is what you hear.

"Luisa! Luisa!"

The beautiful little sing-song-y song has been on my brain all day.

Now it can be on yours!

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