Incredible Beauty: Erika Marozsán in Gloomy Sunday

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Incredible Beauty: Erika Marozsán in Gloomy Sunday

Xah Lee, 2011-05-10

Discovered this incredible beauty: Erika Marozsán (b1972).

“Gloomy Sunday - Original, Hungarian Version”.

Erika Marozsán in the movie Gloomy Sunday (1999) (aka “Ein Lied von Liebe und Tod”, “Szomorú Vasárnap”). amazon

The song she sings is Gloomy Sunday. (1933)

“Gloomy Sunday” is a song composed by Hungarian pianist and composer Rezső Seress in 1933, as Vége a világnak (End of the world), with alternate Szomorú vasárnap (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈsomoruː ˈvɒʃaːrnɒp]) (Sad Sunday) lyrics written by László Jávor. The original lyrics depicted a war-stricken Hungary and a silent prayer to God. Jávor's lyrics are a mourning to a lost lover and a pledge to commit suicide to meet said lover again in the afterlife.

The song has been sung by several singers. I first heard of it by Sarah Brightman in around 2000.

“Sinead O'Connor - Gloomy Sunday” amazon

“Heather Nova - Gloomy Sunday” amazon

“Sarah Brightman - Gloomy Sunday”. amazon

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