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Top 10 classical Mothers (Mother's Day special)

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Top 10 classical Mothers (Mother's Day special)

by Melissa Lesnie on May 7, 2011 (May 7, 2011) filed under Classical Music | Opera | Comment Now
Gotta love those musical mums. Celebrate Mother's Day in style with Sutherland, Domingo, Gigli and more.

10. Dvorák: Songs My Mother Taught Me

This cherished piece from Dvorák's Gypsy Songs cycle is a lyrical hommage to the passing of tradition from mother to child. Here it is performed by Dame Joan Sutherland in English translation:

Songs my mother taught me,
In the days long vanished;
Seldom from her eyelids
Were the teardrops banished.

Now I teach my children,
Each melodious measure.
Oft the tears are flowing,
Oft they flow from my memory's treasure.