100 years ago, a terribly hugh earthquake which could compare with Tawian 921 happened here.
Thousands of people died, all of the houses were collaped,
in the morning, 5am suddenly here became a dead citty.
For remebering this miserable day forever, every year the day of 28th of December,
we hold the festival here. And this year, we sing Requiem of Verdi.
Lots of musicians wrote "Requiem". Mozart, Brahms, Verdi, Berstain....
The lyrics are in Latin, it's the mess for comforting the spirites.
The most memorable one is called "Dies Irae", means "The day of God's anger"
All of the composers would write it heavily and strongly,
and make the volumn very loud, and they'd use all of the trumpets.
If you accidently fall into sleep during the concert,
normally you'd be waken up by this piece.
It's really good "Dies Irea" of Verdi, it's been deeply loved by italians.
But I've sung the Requiem of Moart, I remember when I was singing "Dies Irae"
Miserable melody plus the orchestra and the beauty of the lyrics,
made my eyes totally watered by the tears.
I could bearly read the lyrics from the music score, Mozart rocks!!
The requiem of Verdi is also very great, but I love him more his operas.
The concert went very well, both orchestra and the chorus,
we finished well also the very difficult part of the Fuga,
and all of the italian audiences were happy and satisfied as well.
p.s. when we were rehearsaling, I got the job of piano accompany.
had to practice both the part of mezzosoprano and piano,
it really killed me.
死了數萬人, 所有的房子都倒塌了, 這裡在凌晨五點多瞬間變成ㄧ個死城
很多音樂家寫過"安魂曲", 莫札特, 布拉姆斯, 威爾弟, 伯恩斯坦....
可是我唱過莫札特的安魂曲, 當我唱到"Dies Irae"時
p.s.在彩排時, 我居然接了鋼琴伴奏, 同時要練女中音和鋼琴簡直要了我的命!!!
- Jan 06 Tue 2009 05:21