Celebrate Women’s History Month with Grammy-nominated violinist Tessa Lark and CPR Classical. The CPR Performance Studio opened its doors after a long hiatus to welcome Lark and pianist Andrew Armstrong.
They played the heartbreakingly beautiful “Songs My Mother Taught Me” from Antonin Dvorak’s “Gypsy Songs,” a collection of melodies with text from the Czech poet Adolf Heyduk. It was Fritz Kreisler's arrangement that made it into a touching violin work.
Songs my mother taught me
In the days long vanish’d
Seldom from her eyelids
Were the teardrops banish’d
Now I teach my children
Each melodious measure
Oft the tears are flowing
Oft they flow from my mem’ry treasureNatalie Macfarren
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