As I was a tenor now, I delved up my copy of Unterrichtslieder from which I used to sing as a soprano, and decided I’d sing Frühlingslied D 398, by Franz Schubert. Die luft ist blau das tal ist grün
Then my voice deepened into the baritone range and as I had no sheet music for this Lied for middle or low voice, I moved on.
But listening to Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau singing it makes me want to acquire the sheet music for this song in middle or low setting.
Next I got to sing Il mio bel foco, which I didn’t really enjoy, so I only worked on it for a short while and then moved on to something else.
The second aria I started working on, was “Meiner Liebsten schöne Wangen” from Mozart’s first opera, Bastien und Bastienne, which he wrote when he was about 12 years old.
My voice was now – just – within the tenor range, and that made singing this aria even more delightful.
After a hiatus of some twenty years, this singer decided to take up singing again. He found a singing teacher and soon was enjoying his singing lessons more than ever before.
This blog is his singing diary. Here, he’ll post videos of the art songs, arias and other songs he’s learning. For his own convenience. But if you enjoy bel canto, you’re cordially invited to read and listen along.
Let the music start.