Lorraine Hunt Lieberson has died, and the world is a sadder, smaller place.
This was her most beautiful recording:
World, I stay here no longer,
I renounce thee,
that my spirit may thrive.
Here all is misery,
but there I shall behold
sweet peace, perfect repose.
Litwit recalls one of her last public performances.
Patty Mitchell remembers her at oboeinsight.
Anthony Tommasini’s New York Times obituary is here.
Charles Michener’s 2004 New Yorker profile is here.