Chant Hindu -- Beatrice Harrison Nightingales In Her Garden, Oxted (spannerworks1 YouTube)
Yes, Angels exist and dreams do come true! And a dream came true on Wednesday, thanks to my friend Naeema (@Naeema).
In "Blackbird" on August 3, I wrote that "I once heard the most magical recording of British cellist Jaqueline du Pre playing to the accompaniment of Nightingales in her back garden..." and how I have looked for this recording for years.
Naeema tweeted that she had a "surprise" for me. When I checked the comments on "Blackbird," she had sent me a link to British cellist Beatrice Harrison (1892-1965) playing the cello in her garden with Nightingales! Maybe that's what I heard so long ago... who knows and who cares! I just couldn't believe my ears and wanted to share this amazing recording.
|Beatrice Harrison (Photo courtesy of bbc.co.uk)|
Thank you Naeema for this wonderful "surprise," and thank you for my "blogwarming" present -- the header to Mich Cafe. It is by this amazing Lebanese visual artist. And I would encourage you to see more of Naeema's work at http://naeemazarif.com/.
I hope you enjoy the recording as much as I am.