A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, opera a cappella now available at Albany Records

Monday, August 27, 2007

Happy birthday Bernd Ulken

Bernd Ulken, a great Wagner fan, had a major birthday celebration this week, so I stayed at Cooperstown for the celebration. His wife Esther Nelson surprised him by having Tim Hoekman (Codirector of Glimmerglass Opera's young artists program) and me set some of Bernd's favorite German poems. The one I set was von Platen's Der Pilgrim vor St. Just.

Here's a link to a nice reading and translation of the poem by one Pavel Chichikov.

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