The first song I ever heard was the voice of my mother. Her whole being is a song. And through her hands: Schumann - Scenes from Childhood. Having an alto timbre she collected Gramophone records of Kathleen Ferrier singing Brahms’ Alto Rhapsody as well as Mahler’s Rückert Lieder and Das Lied von der Erde.
Singing for me has always been a Song of the Earth. Throughout many periods of my life this work of Gustav Mahler together with Schubert’s Winterreise has always come back to meet me on my singing path.
And every time it mirrors a different strength, quest, and emotion. Singing for me means an endless path of deep encounters in life.
An eternal searching for deepness and simplicity in the sound to be able to reach another's heart. And now I have been given the gift of sharing to others all what has been given to me; I feel the key to my inner search always lies in finding a true sound in oneself.
Singing for me means being a mother myself. The most true music will always be the Song of the Earth for my child.”
© Marco Borggreve