Four Poems for Valeska - III

from by Ludwig Recordings



An Art Song setting of Bravig Imbs's poem "Four Poems for Valeska - III".
This song was composed by Christopher Ludwig, and performed by Baritone Cliff Ridley, pianist Tatiana Khvatova and violinist Alina Khvatova.



Wheeling aloft and chanting to the sky
only the lark had risen again--
the grass was trounced by rain and beaten down.

Slowly out of the vapors of the earth
redolent with root and the cold breath of stone,
breathed there a phantom with unknown eyes
raised above mine to the soaring bird.

The trembling that was evening shook the air,
and when the phantom sang I could not tell
whether the lark was mute or singing still--

so merged with wonder is your voice,
O lark and phantom of your words . . .


from Medicine Man, released September 18, 2015



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Ludwig Recordings is a Record Label specializing in the music of composer Christopher Ludwig and its artists.
Ludwig Recordings has an especially strong focus on Art Song.

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