Sacred Halls and Wide Rivers
Concert with Daniel Lewis Williams and Judith Williams in the PromotionsaulaTogether with his daughter, Judith, world renowned bass, Daniel Lewis Williams, gave a Liederabend in the sold-out Promotionsaula. They offered a bouquet of opera arias, operetta arias and spirituals.
Even though Williams sang the spirituals in the second half of the program with incomparable American feeling they didn't seem to belong in this program since their childish-na´ve form of expression seems to conflict with a cultivated, trained voice.
After melodies from Lehar, Strauss and Stolz followed the duet (unfortunately the only duet) "Tonight, Tonight" from Bernstein's WEST SIDE STORY and the gripping rendition of "Old Man River."
Judith Williams contributed arias from Puccini's LA BOHEME and GIANNI SCHICCI with her beautifully timbered voice. Later she made a wonderful impression with her excellent renditions of Gerschwin's "The Man I Love" and "I Got Rhythm." An evening which one will not forget!