At the memorial dinner, Van Hagen showed her range and sang in several languages -Strauss' 'Allerseelen,' about All Souls' Day; Schubert's 'Nacht und Traume' and 'Standchen,' both quiet and poetic songs about the night and dreams; De Falla's 'Siete Canciones Populares Espanolas'; Handel's 'Lascia ch'io pianga,' a prayer for mercy; Monteverdi's 'Lamento
Della Ninfa,' a lamentation on fate; Dvorak's 'Song to the Moon'; Puccini's 'O Mio Babbino Caro,' about simplicity and love; Caccini's 'Amarilli,' based on the story of Amaryllis who pierces her breast every night to call for her lover; Delibes' 'Les filles de Cadix'; and 'Ave Maria' by Bach/Gounod.
Dopo una ricostruzione della difficoltosa pubblicazione italiana, vengono quindi prese in considerazione alcune voci significative tra le molte che si esprimono sul Lamento
di Portnoy, al fine di individuare i principali nodi critici relativi al testo.
Those present on the night will hear Dimitri Shostakovich's String Quartet No.3 (tribute to The Cold War), George Crumb's Black Angels for Electric String Quartet (tribute to the Vietnam War), and Andreas Tsiartas' Taqsimi on an Armenian Lamento
(tribute to The Armenian Genocide).
It will feature Purcell's Dido's Lament, Dowland's When Phoebus First Did Phoebus First Did Love and Monteverdi's Lamento
For example, there's "Lamento
" (no translation required), a beautiful blues number dedicated to the singer's father, who died when she was 11.
For the sombre side of Chabrier try Lamento
which has some lovely cor anglais playing.