R.I.P. Jo Stafford (1917–2008)

July 21, 2008

We’ve now lost a great singer of the vintage of Magda Olivero. Though their métiers have been cultivated in very different atmospheres and circumstances, the timeless values of communication through song are displayed by both. Abounding obituaries testify to the force of Jo Stafford’s art, as does this performance, which now seems valedictory:

As someone has said before, poetry makes us think its words, music makes us feel its tones, but song makes us feel its words.

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