Amazing Barbara Bonney

Barbara Bonney… I become sad when musicians fade away. Yet it is to be expected, given the course of life. We all get older; our focus changes. Our interests may change, yet our love for music is always enduring. Performing artists have an incredibly challenging life. The travel, the lonely hotels, the occasional insensitivity of the public, and the airport security hassles are often just too much. At some point, even the most dedicated of musicians call it quits. I have always admired Ms. Bonney. I found her singing to be sublime. Whether Schubert, Schumann, Richard Strauss, or her interpretation of Nordic songs, she always spoke with me. I miss her…

Here is Barbara Bonney with “Morgen” by Richard Strauss:    


And next, here is Barbara Bonney singing “Die Forelle” by Franz Schubert:    


Did you hear the change in the mood, the musical darkness as the fish is about to be caught? That is the mark of a magnificent artist! Oh Yes, you want to SEE her? Hard to find images now, but here you go: Barbara Bonney sings “He shall feed his flock” from Handel‘s ‘Messiah’:


And finally, here is my special gift for you: Barbara Bonney sings for us “Ach, Ich Fühl’s” from Zauberfloete by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:    


Astoundingly beautiful!