A very big thank you to collaborative pianist, Kristen Kiekel, for playing so wonderfully! A fantastic colleague, a great pianist, an even better friend—she’s on to great things!
I’m most excited to add Batter my heart from John Adam’s masterpiece, Doctor Atomic. I have always loved new music, and I am very excited interpret Adam’s aria. Hearing new music excites me much like the Florentines were probably excited to hear L’Orfeo, a fresh perspective of the world told from a contemporary voice!
Is it just me, or does the musical language remind anyone else of Purcell?