Every Time We Say Goodbye
Cole Porter, "Every Time We Say Goodbye"
In previous posts, I introduced you to Michael Feinstein. I wrote: "With his ernest voice and his considerable talent, Feinstein dedicated his career to finding lost songs; he sings them, and by doing so, he brings them forward to a new generation: he gives them new life." My plan is to help Feinstein bring his songs forward by bringing them to you.
Tonight, we'll hear the song "Every Time We Say Goodbye." Cole Porter (1891 - 1964) wrote this song in 1944. He was a prodigious composer—while attending Yale, he wrote over 300 songs! He also distinguished himself by writing not just the music for his songs, but the lyrics for them, as well.
Here is a link to Michael Feinstein singing "Every Time We Say Goodbye," from his 2000 album Romance on Film, Romance on Broadway. Marian McPartland (1918 - 2013), the great jazz pianist, accompanies Feinstein on the piano:
I created "Over the Frozen Waves," the image above, in 2006. It is based on Mandelbrot fractals. The title is from the tenth-century Old English poem "The Wanderer":
bereft of my homeland,
have had to bind in fetters
my inmost thoughts,
Since long years ago
I hid my lord
in the darkness of the earth,
and I, wretched, from there
travelled most sorrowfully
over the frozen waves.