Quassù 2019.5


Puck “sente” il temporale che arriva.

Folksongs: Down by the Salley Gardens

Herbert Hughes (1882 - 1937): Down by the Salley Gardens, melodia tradizionale irlandese (Maids of Mourne Shore) adattata a un testo di William Butler Yeats (da The Wanderings of Oisin and Other Poems, 1889). Alfred Deller, controtenore; Desmond Dupré, liuto.

Down by the salley gardens my love and I did meet;
She passed the salley gardens with little snow-white feet.
She bid me take love easy, as the leaves grow on the tree;
But I, being young and foolish, with her would not agree.

In a field by the river my love and I did stand,
And on my leaning shoulder she laid her snow-white hand.
She bid me take life easy, as the grass grows on the weirs;
But I was young and foolish, and now am full of tears.


I goti

Stefano Gobatti (5 luglio 1852 - 1913): Preludio sinfonico all’opera I goti (versione 1898). I Musici dell’Accademia, dir. Luigi Verdi.
Ecco un caso alquanto curioso di compositore acclamatissimo quando era in vita e oggi com­ple­ta­mente dimenticato.


SG

«Salute e trionfo al giorno in cui Stefano Gobatti segnerà dell’impronta sua la prossima evoluzione dell’arte musicale in Italia» (Giosue Carducci).