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|Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:46 pm Post subject: From the beauty of God and song - Carmen-Würth-Forum
The beauty of God and singing.
Welsh world star Bryn Terfel celebrates an almost perfect song recital in the Carmen-Würth-Forum. He is enthusiastic about the acoustics of the hall.
Good day and thank you very much. "These are the first spoken words of bass baritone Bryn Terfel in the Künzelsau Carmen Würth Forum. He sang for about half an hour: songs by Franz Schubert like "Liebesbotschaft" and „Auf dem Wasser zu singen“. In German, although he does not seem to speak that language at all.
"I come from Wales," he continues in his mother tongue. His enthusiasm for the grandiose acoustics of the Chamber Music Hall in the Carmen Würth Forum is also transmitted to the audience. "Carmen, please can I take it away?", He asks the present namesake of the forum.
"Random" the right notes
Then he leaves the play of the printed program to the played surprise of his famous companion Annabel Thwaite on the piano and sings some songs from his British homeland. Of course, for the "random" the right sheet music are ready. Including a fantastic "Danny Boy", the "unofficial anthem" of the Irish.
He tells - in English - of his visit to Glenlivet, one of the renowned whiskey distilleries in Scotland, claiming "I do not remember much of it." But he wants to keep a song a saleswoman should have sung. "Ye Banks and Braes." And of course he does not want to keep that to himself. The longer he sings, the more one can understand his enthusiasm for the acoustics of the room.
The audience listens to a bass baritone, whose grandiose vocal power literally spreads like a musical revelation in the acoustically perfect sounding room. Accompanied by the very quiet, but no less perfect playing Annabel Thwaite, the Carmen Würth Forum can unfold its entire acoustic splendor. The audience, meanwhile almost frenetically enthusiastic, celebrates him at the farewell with standing ovations. Sir Bryn Terfel takes it with Welsh serenity and humor. He interprets old English-language songs with increasing enthusiasm, chatting with the audience, occasionally trying to get the Carmen-Würth Forum to Wales, and singing the Tosturi Dew. He describes the "grace of God" with the words "The Beauty of God".
Be close to the audience
He leans against the piano, keeps wiping his wet forehead, stands at the edge of the stage to be close to his audience, and at some point throws his jacket aside. "Tevye is not a rich man," he calls after almost 90 minutes of concert and a few additions to the audience immediately surprise. "But he loves his five daughters. Dear God. "For a splendid farewell, he interprets the role of the Jewish milkman from a Russian shtetl. What a moment when he sings: "If I was a man rich." Who participates as a spectator in such a magnificent performance, for the moment of the appearance of Sir Bryn Terfel can not be richer.