Wednesday, February 09, 2011


I wish to make up for the fact that I have never posted Bernarda Fink, the wonderful mezzo. I have chosen "Esurientes" from the Bach Magnificat.  She is my friend Dolores' favorite singer.

I sang this when I was young and am very embarrassed to realize that her pronunciation is correct while mine was not. 

The text is "The hungry he filled with good things."


Anonymous said...

Well you should be sorry ;).
What a lovely tone. Thanks for posting her.
BTW- what did you mispronounce? KC

Dr.B said...

"Esurientes" if using Italian pronunciation, "s" between two vowels should be a "z" sound. You can hear her say "ezurientes." This s or z thing is very tricky.