Vocal Arts DC, the Washington-based art song series, has started a new Web/FB feature called “My Favorite Song.” General Director (and voice expert extraordinaire) Peter Russell is asking people to share their favorite classical song and explain why. He leads off with his selection, F. Paolo Tosti’s Ideale, arch-romantic yumminess, beloved by a certain type of tenor, and Peter’s ideal ‘Ideale.’
I’ve been a support of VADC from the beginning, and the program annotator for 20 plus years. Watch this space for a “My Favorite Song” entry of my own before long. And here’s hoping you have time to listen to an old or new favorite song today.