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Paysages: Songs by Debussy, Fauré, Messiaen / Susanna Phillips, soprano

Album Summary

>Debussy, Claude : Ariettes oubliées
>Messiaen, Olivier : Poèmes pour Mi
>Fauré, Gabriel : Les roses d'Ispahan, Op. 39 no 4
>Fauré, Gabriel : Nell, Op. 18 no 1
>Fauré, Gabriel : Apres un reve, Op. 7 no 1
>Fauré, Gabriel : Adieu, song for voice & piano (Poeme d'un jour), Op. 21/3
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Notes & Reviews:

This program of French song marks the solo debut recording of the brilliant young mezzo-soprano, Susanna Phillips. Ms. Phillips was the recipient of the Metropolitan Opera's 2010 Beverly Sills Artist Award, and appeared at the Met last season as Pamina in Julie Taymor's production of The Magic Flute, and as Musetta in La bohème, the role with which she made her Met debut in 2008. Following her Baltimore Symphony debut under Marin Alsop, the Baltimore Sun proclaimed, "She's the real deal!" In the banner year of 2005, Susanna Phillips was the winner of four of the world's leading vocal competitions - Operalia (both First Place and the Audience Prize), the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the MacAllister Awards and the George London Foundation. Susanna Phillips's triumphs have taken her to The Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Minnesota Opera, Santa Fe Opera, the Dallas Opera, the Boston Lyric Opera and many others - a star in the making!

"Paysages, soprano Susanna Phillips' solo debut album, marks what seems destined to be an impressive career. Her voice has plenty of power and it's sweet and warmly rounded, with a seamless legato. The absolute security of her technique is apparent in this repertoire, and she seems undaunted even by the workout Messiaen gives her. She invests each phrase with a depth of understanding and personality that can't help but communicate with listeners. It's no wonder that she has been showered with awards, accolades, and prestigious performance opportunities in her brief career leading up to this recording... Pianist Myra Huang provides an exceptionally sensitive and poetic accompaniment and is a strong match for Phillips' intelligence and intensely focused musicality. Bridge's sound is exemplary: warm and cleanly detailed with a realistic presence. Highly recommended." -All Music Guide

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: 01/13/2010-01/15/2010.



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Works Details

>Debussy, Claude : Ariettes oubliées
  • Performers: Myra Huang (Piano); Susanna Phillips (Soprano)
  • Notes: 1885-??-??_1887-??-??&1903-??-?? (01/13/2010-01/15/2010)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1885-1887

>Messiaen, Olivier : Poèmes pour Mi
  • Performers: Myra Huang (Piano); Susanna Phillips (Soprano)
  • Notes: 01/13/2010-01/15/2010
  • Running Time: 25 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1936-1937

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Les roses d'Ispahan, Op. 39 no 4
  • Performers: Myra Huang (Piano); Susanna Phillips (Soprano)
  • Notes: 01/13/2010-01/15/2010
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1884

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Nell, Op. 18 no 1
  • Performers: Myra Huang (Piano); Susanna Phillips (Soprano)
  • Notes: 01/13/2010-01/15/2010
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1878

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Après un rêve, Op. 7 no 1
  • Performers: Myra Huang (Piano); Susanna Phillips (Soprano)
  • Notes: 01/13/2010-01/15/2010
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1877

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Adieu, song for voice & piano (Poème d'un jour), Op. 21/3
  • Performers: Myra Huang (Piano); Susanna Phillips (Soprano)
  • Notes: 01/13/2010-01/15/2010
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1878