Renée sings refugeesmain
Fascinating new release coming up from the Emerson Quartet and Renée Fleming, their first collaboration.
After the Berg Lyric suite, they perform Sonnets for Elizabeth Barrett Browning by Egon Wellesz and Komm, süsser Tod by Eric Zeisl.
Wellesz was a Viennese Hitler refugee who settled in England. Zeisl wound up in Los Angeles.
In the second half of the last century neither could get a mainstream hearing for their music anywhere on earth. Now, their time is coming round.
(Anybody seen my Klimt?)