We've all got a lot on our minds tonight, it seems safe to guess, so I'll keep this brief: I'd been waiting a long time to hear Liebeslied, a delightfully mysterious, frequently sumptuous piece for amplified vocalist and orchestra by Alex Temple, so thank you, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, for making this something of a super Tuesday after all.
Captured on Feb. 1, 2020, the performance features mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard and conductor James Gaffigan. You can watch just the one piece in the clip embedded below, or view the entire concert – including pieces by Mozart, Ravel, and Robert Schumann – on DSO Replay, with a subscription. (The Ravel piece – the intoxicating Shéhérazade, also featuring Leonard – is on YouTube as well.)
(P.S. I would be wholly remiss were I not to add that there are two audio recordings of Liebeslied on Temple's official website, one of them the premiere, with Mellissa Hughes and the American Composers Orchestra.)