|Brian Awasa (1966-2016)|
Today's post is a heartfelt farewell to the wonderful and wonderfully talented pathbreaking countertenor Brian Asawa, who passed away this afternoon (April 18) at the age of 49 from advanced cirrhosis.
You can hear two different sides of his artistry in Rachmaninoff (Vocalise):
and Handel (the gorgeous duet "Son nato a lagrimar" from Giulio Cesare):
The musical world mourns his passing.
What I'm reading: Louise Penny's Armand Gamache mystery novels
What I'm listening to: Brian Asawa
What I'm working on: music for CD release concerts