An unmissable parody of Song of Love, immortalised by a master’s touch in an act he performed several times at Curtis. Claude died yesterday, much loved, aged 89.
And a bonus birthday gift.
(A note on the performers: The pianist, Johannes Dickbauer, was a violinist student of Pamela Frank. Jose Maria Blumenschein, the violinist, is now concertmaster of the Radio Orchestra in Cologne, and the cellist, Nick Canellakis, is a YouTube phenomenon. Pamela suggested this birthday tribute encore for her father who was in attendance at the event, in 2006 or 2007.)