The day before a recital? that condemned man feeling again. Time to take stock, not sing a note, tweak my site, look forward to adding more Schubert songs to my repertoire list. Meanwhile my wife Myriam has been working hard on the publicity for the next concert, in Jodoigne, recycling Jente Boone's wonderful photo-montage. I stood on that tree trunk for a couple of hours, gazing at non-existent skyscrapers.
Schubertreise XV coming up fast: the performance takes place this Sunday in Bever (see events page). The gargantuan "Leichenfantasie" is done and dusted, as well as the humorous "Totengräberlied". The recital is dominated once again by differing versions of the same song. So, for instance, we get to hear the two versions of "Thekla" and "Geistes-Gruss" as well as the three versions of "Der Jüngling am Bache" — and this song is particularly interesting, since the first version