Ich bin von Gott und will wieder zu Gott!
Der liebe Gott wird mir ein Lichtchen geben,
Wird leuchten mir bis in das ewig selig Leben!
I come from God, and to God I want to return!
Dear God will give me a little light
that will lead the way to eternal blessed life.
-- Das Knaben Wunderhorn
After a long, private battle with cancer, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson passed away on July 3, at the age of 52. Condolences to Peter Lieberson, to Ms. Hunt Lieberson's family, and to all who held this singular performer's work close to their hearts.
David Shengold's Bloomberg obituary is here, and Alex Ross has posted a poignant farewell here. (Following his lead, I've added this link for anyone who may want to order Lorraine's recording of Mahler's "Urlicht," part of Michael Tilson Thomas's San Francisco Symphony issue of the Second Symphony.) Tony Tommasini's detailed New York Times obituary is here.