3 thoughts on “Cold Cold Cold Weather Music

  1. If you want some truly icy cold weather music, try the song “Cold Genius” from Henry Purcell’s ‘King Arthur’ (1691). The frozen genius is thawed, and sings:
    What power art thou, who from below
    Hast made me rise unwillingly and slow
    From beds of everlasting snow?
    See’st thou not how stiff and wondrous old
    Far unfit to bear the bitter cold,
    I can scarcely move or draw my breath?
    Let me, let me freeze again to death.
    Here’s a wacky postmodern russian version:

    and here’s a version with Klaus Nomi (countertenor, new-wave icon)

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