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Pure Diva

Album Summary

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Yevgeny Onegin
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlo
>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka
>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Die tote Stadt (The Dead City)
>Offenbach, Jacques : Les contes d'Hoffmann
>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas
>Settle, Ronald : Shadows, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
>Bishop, Henry Rowley : Clari
>Coates, Eric : The Green Hills of Somerset
>Traditional, Irish : The Last Rose of Summer, folk song
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Notes & Reviews:

Violin virtuoso Ray Chen, winner of the Queen Elizabeth International Music Competition, makes his debut recording on Melba Recordings, accompanied by another fast-emerging Australian talent, the pianist Timothy Young, on Diversions, a disc of scintillating chamber music that presents Stravinsky at his most entertaining, his spirit brimming with optimism and bravura.

Cheryl Barker is particularly noted internationally for her performances of Madama Butterfly, singing this role for English National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Deutsche Oper and many others. She holds an honorary Doctor of Music conferred by the Victorian College of the Arts where she studied with Dame Joan Hammond, to whom this recording is a tribute.



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Works Details

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Yevgeny Onegin :: Tatyana's Letter Scene
  • Performers: Cheryl Barker (Soprano); Samatha Cohen (Theorbo); Timothy Young (Piano)
  • Conductor: Guillaume Tourniaire
  • Notes: Studio 420, Ferry Road, ABC Brisbane (04/01/2010-03/27/2010)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1877-1878

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello :: Willow Song
  • Performers: Cheryl Barker (Soprano); Samatha Cohen (Theorbo); Timothy Young (Piano)
  • Conductor: Guillaume Tourniaire
  • Notes: Studio 420, Ferry Road, ABC Brisbane (04/01/2010-03/27/2010)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello :: Ave Maria
  • Performers: Cheryl Barker (Soprano); Samatha Cohen (Theorbo); Timothy Young (Piano)
  • Conductor: Guillaume Tourniaire
  • Notes: Studio 420, Ferry Road, ABC Brisbane (04/01/2010-03/27/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlo :: Tu che le vanità
  • Performers: Cheryl Barker (Soprano); Samatha Cohen (Theorbo); Timothy Young (Piano)
  • Conductor: Guillaume Tourniaire
  • Notes: Studio 420, Ferry Road, ABC Brisbane (04/01/2010-03/27/2010)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Rusalka :: Song to the Moon
  • Performers: Cheryl Barker (Soprano); Samatha Cohen (Theorbo); Timothy Young (Piano)
  • Conductor: Guillaume Tourniaire
  • Notes: Studio 420, Ferry Road, ABC Brisbane (04/01/2010-03/27/2010)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Die tote Stadt (The Dead City) :: Marietta's Lied
  • Performers: Cheryl Barker (Soprano); Samatha Cohen (Theorbo); Timothy Young (Piano)
  • Conductor: Guillaume Tourniaire
  • Notes: Studio 420, Ferry Road, ABC Brisbane (04/01/2010-03/27/2010)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1920

>Offenbach, Jacques : Les contes d'Hoffmann :: Elle a fui, la tourterelle
  • Performers: Cheryl Barker (Soprano); Samatha Cohen (Theorbo); Timothy Young (Piano)
  • Conductor: Guillaume Tourniaire
  • Notes: Studio 420, Ferry Road, ABC Brisbane (04/01/2010-03/27/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas :: When I am laid in earth (Dido's lament)
  • Performers: Cheryl Barker (Soprano); Samatha Cohen (Theorbo); Timothy Young (Piano)
  • Conductor: Guillaume Tourniaire
  • Notes: Studio 420, Ferry Road, ABC Brisbane (04/01/2010-03/27/2010)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1689

>Settle, Ronald : Shadows, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  • Performers: Cheryl Barker (Soprano); Samatha Cohen (Theorbo); Timothy Young (Piano)
  • Conductor: Guillaume Tourniaire
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Bishop, Henry Rowley : Clari
  • Performers: Cheryl Barker (Soprano); Samatha Cohen (Theorbo); Timothy Young (Piano)
  • Conductor: Guillaume Tourniaire
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1823

>Coates, Eric : The Green Hills of Somerset
  • Performers: Cheryl Barker (Soprano); Samatha Cohen (Theorbo); Timothy Young (Piano)
  • Conductor: Guillaume Tourniaire
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Traditional, Irish : The Last Rose of Summer, folk song
  • Performers: Cheryl Barker (Soprano); Samatha Cohen (Theorbo); Timothy Young (Piano)
  • Conductor: Guillaume Tourniaire
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance