In reality I have said very little things; I didn't point out many things to Geoffrey, I trusted very much not only his understanding of what I was doing, or what I wanted to do, in that moment.
Yes, it must be something that goes very well with my voice, let's say something that I understand that this would be good communication with the others, and I don't pretend for instance, to look for music that would be something that doesn't go with my personality.
But I think it is more difficult to do a career as a lieder singer, and there have been less lieder singers.
Not unless I do all these ancient and Italian or French or Baroque in the beginnning, I do German.
So don't think in reality I am a singer, I think I am a human being that has sung always all her life, and has learned a little to sing, and has found herself in the middle of a career.
Well I look for an accompanist that does his work well, this to begin.
But I have never wanted to be a singer, because the exterior part of a career, I don't like very much.
I like what it is to sing, or to be with the others singing, to make music, but the fuss and all the things that are the exterior part of a career, has never interested me.
And finally I begin to have such a success in my examinations that I found myself in a career you see.
But it's always really difficult to find someone that has the qualities to be a great accompanist.
Of course the death of Geoffrey has caused a lot of trauma to me generally.
To search for a pianist, it is very difficult; sometimes you find one.
I must say to you that my intensions for instance doing German, it is because Victoria de los Angeles is nothing to do with wanting to be like a German singer.
This quality, I mean Geoffrey was with me, was very easy doing - he loved me very much, I loved him very much, and we understood each other so well that it was a pleasure to make music.
After that I won a prize, I was with a group of ancient music of Spain that they helped me a lot with a grant, you see, during three years. And so I made my debut in 1944 and I found myself helping my family, it was a very poor family.
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