Earlier today, I played in a recording session with dramatic soprano Susan Tsagkaris at Donway United, with recording engineer Timothy Minthorn presiding. Susan sang the last two songs from the Richard Strauss Four Last Songs, Měsíčku Na Nebi Hlubokém from Dvorak's Russalka, Hojotojo! from Die Walkure, and the Liebestod from Wagner's Tristan und Isolde.
For those of you that haven't seen me in a while, yes, I've lost a fair amount of weight - nearly 40 pounds since the end of June. Because of the weird change in weather over the last few days, the Kawai was a bit pitchy - we'll see how much the climate-related tuning woes of the piano affect the final cut of Susan's demo tape once Tim is finished editing.