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The Naked Voice - Contemporary songs from Wales, Scotland, England, Germany & Canada / Patricia Green, mezzo-soprano

Album Summary

>Dove, Jonathan : Ariel, song cycle for unaccompanied voice
>Schafer, R. Murray : The Princess of the Stars
>Tann, Hilary : Arachne
>Evangelista, José : Exercises de Style, for unaccompanied voice
>Kurtág, György : Einige Satze (after Georg Christoph Lichtenberg's Sudelbuchern), for voice & optional instruments
>Weir, Judith : King Harald's Saga, opera for unaccompanied soprano
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Praised for her "warm creamy voice" and "singing with a poignancy and molten resonance," mezzo-soprano Patricia Green has gained international renown for her remarkable versatility, three-octave range, and exceptional musicianship. a performer of new music, Patricia Green has created more than 30 world premieres working internationally with composers Boulez, Schafer, Ligeti, Dusapin, Laitman, Eggert among many others. The works collected on this CD represent a small sample of the immense span of riches for solo voice. Written within the last 30 years by living composers from Wales, Scotland, England, Germany and Canada, each maintains a connection to the ancient art of storytelling and poetry; with texts from Shakespeare, Norwegian history, Ovid, Native Indian legend, aphorisms (5th-6th Century) and surrealist French poetry.

American Record Guide, November/December 2013
Green certainly has solid control all through the chromatic program. Judith Weir's King Harald's Saga epitomizes the program's concentration on storytelling, even beginning with a short narration to set the scene in each movement.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Blue Griffin Studio The Ballroom (05/11/2012-05/12/2012); Lake Lansing Park, Lansing, Michigan (05/11/2012-05/12/2012).



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Works Details

>Dove, Jonathan : Ariel, song cycle for unaccompanied voice
  • Performer: Patricia Green (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Notes: Blue Griffin Studio The Ballroom (05/11/2012-05/12/2012)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1998

>Schafer, R. Murray : The Princess of the Stars
  • Performer: Patricia Green (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1981

>Tann, Hilary : Arachne :: A dramatic song cycle for voice & crotale
  • Performer: Patricia Green (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Notes: Blue Griffin Studio The Ballroom (05/11/2012-05/12/2012)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2002

>José Evangelista (1943 - ) : Exercises de Style, for unaccompanied voice
  • Performer: Patricia Green (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Notes: Blue Griffin Studio The Ballroom (05/11/2012-05/12/2012)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1997

>György Kurtág (1926 - ) : Einige Satze (after Georg Christoph Lichtenberg's Südelbuchern), for voice & optional instruments
  • Performer: Patricia Green (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Notes: Blue Griffin Studio The Ballroom (05/11/2012-05/12/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1996

>Weir, Judith : King Harald's Saga, opera for unaccompanied soprano
  • Performer: Patricia Green (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Notes: Blue Griffin Studio The Ballroom (05/11/2012-05/12/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1979