Friday, October 29, 2010

Samuel Barber's Now I Have Fed and Eaten up the Rose

Over the next few days, the Collaborative Piano Blog will be celebrating Hallowe'en by posting videos of some of the spookiest vocal and instrumental works with piano. Hope you enjoy the orangy redesign, which will revert back to its regular look on November 1.

What a better way to start than with Samuel Barber's Now Have I Fed and Eaten up the Rose, with a text by James Joyce. A recently re-animated corpse remembers his lost love and munches on a rose, although no longer able to tell if it's a red or white one. Ángel Rodríguez Rivero is joined by pianist Laurence Vernà in a creepy song that might just make one reconsider burial in favor of cremation...


  1. Anonymous6:33 PM

    i like this color better for the blog anyway.

  2. Really? I find the orange color horrid ;)