Letters from America
These letters are my glamorous aunt’s posts on her adventures and her life and times as a
♦ mature Sydney escort ♦
Wednesday 8 April 2020
Thank you my friend Michael MA60 for sending me the link to the lovely but mournful Kol Nidrei, which I have added here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYdXu2MH6YE
It’s suitably intense for so many people’s lives right now.
I am sending you in return Ravel’s Kaddisch sung by the beautiful Frederica Von Stade. I realise it’s actually quite an old recording now, from 1981. There are other recordings by other great singers: Jessye Norman, Cecilia Bartoli, but the von Stade is so lean and spare and penetrating, it is the best I think, the most oriental. She has the touch, not too sentimental or fruity, for the haunting Hebrew song of mourning. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQFwDgBjpbo