Sunday, January 1, 2012

Schubert's Ave Maria by Deanna Durbin

Deanna Durbin, at age 18, singing Franz Schubert's masterpiece. Here is what Schubert had to say about this song, in a letter to his father:

"My new songs from Scott's 'Lady of the Lake' especially had much success. They also wondered greatly at my piety, which I expressed in a hymn to the Holy Virgin and which, it appears, grips every soul and turns it to devotion."

1 comment:

Jean M. Heimann said...

This is just beautiful! I love Schubert's Ave Maria and Deanna Durbin sings it so well. What a voice! She is also one of my favorite actresses from the 30's and 40's.

Thanks for sharing this!:)