Thursday, July 06, 2006

Lorraine Hunt Lieberson


1 March 1954 - 3 July 2006


Requiem dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.

May Ms. Hunt Lieberson experience the Urlicht, which she so wonderfully delivered for Tilson Thomas. Her voice always managed to convey a hint of sadness. I suppose that it is more than a hint, now.

I waited a couple days before saying anything, largely because - aside from her Mahler - I am not all that familiar with her work. However, from what I know and how deeply people who know much are affected, I can safely say that her absence will be noted. With much sadness.

It's her turn for some light - she certainly gave enough of it out in her short life.