June 24, 2016

Cecilia e Martha

Listen to Cecilia talking in Italian about her upcoming concert with Martha Argerich - I always love how vivid and liberate she is in her mother tongue.


As far as I understood: Martha was kind of afraid of this progetto, didn't know how to accompany a (female) voice, because she never did before. Cecilia gave her the hint to regard the voice as a violin, and that was fine for Martha.

Diego says that dispite two Dive Assolute meet, they come along with each other easily. As far as I understood him - and I'm not at all sure that I did! - Martha finds things quite difficult while Cecilia always knows a way out and everything turns out to be easy.

My Italian is so rusty!

June 17, 2016

Cecilia received Polar Music Prize yesterday

I love what and especially how Mrs Alice Bah Kuhnke is saying about Cecilia! <3

There are several Videos of the ceremony online, here's Ann Hallenberg's tribute:

Anne Sofie von Otter congratulates on Facebook:

June 6, 2016

Cecilia's Mozart-programme with Barenboim in Berlin

Haydn: Arianna a Naxos (Mezzosopran and piano)
Mozart: Ch'io mi scordi di te (Mezzosopran, piano and orchestra)
Mozart: Parto, ma tu ben mio (aria Sesto, La Clemenza di Tito)
Mozart: Deh per questo istante solo (aria Sesto, La Clemenza di Tito)
Mozart: Piano-concerto A-Major, KV 488)

June 5, 2016

.....and more flowers to her birthday

copyright : NiccoloT

June 4, 2016

June 4

Everywhere, on the radio, social networks, newspapers I come across best wishes to Cecilia's 50th birthday today. We all know and I'm sure, many of us sent her the very best wishes in their minds already.

It should not be missed here:

Tanti auguri a cara Cecilia! Health and joy may be with you the next 50 years!