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Into The Fire (Live At Wigmore Hall) - Joyce DiDonato

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DiDonato and her collaborators here…carry the colour of voice and string quartet through the recital…And the highest compliment I can pay all three of the arrangers is that it sounds as if those sounds were conceived and swathed this way all along…[Into the Fire] is a wonderful calling card for DiDonato. Small wonder she has become something of a muse for Heggie.

Recorded live at London's celebrated Wigmore Hall, this captivating recital by Joyce DiDonato and the Brentano Quartet was conceived around Jake Heggie's song cycle Camille Claudel: Into the Fire, a work written for DiDonato - she describes it as "one of most moving projects I've ever been part of". Songs by Debussy and Strauss and a quartet movement by Guillaume Lekeu complete the program, which prompted the Financial Times to write that "the beauty and range" of DiDonato's singing "are surely now at their impressive peak."

Into the Fire

Debussy: Trois chansons de Bilitis
Gruber, F: Silent Night
Heggie: Camille Claudel - Into the Fire
Lekeu: Molto Adagio for String Quartet
Strauss, R: Ach Lieb, ich muß nun scheiden!, Op. 21 No. 3
Strauss, R: Acht Gedichte aus 'Letzte Blätter', Op. 10
Strauss, R: All mein Gedanken ... Op. 21 No. 1
Strauss, R: Die Nacht, Op. 10 No. 3
Strauss, R: Du meines Herzens Krönelein, Op. 21 No. 2
Strauss, R: Lieder (3), Op. 29
Strauss, R: Morgen, Op. 27 No. 4
Strauss, R: Schlichte Weisen, Op. 21
Strauss, R: Traum durch die Dämmerung, Op. 29 No. 1
Strauss, R: Vier Lieder Op. 27

Live at Wigmore Hall

Joyce DiDonato (mezzo)

Brentano Quartet

 


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