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Renee Fleming Sings Scandinavian Music, "Distant Light" Works by Anders Hillborg, Samuel Barber, Björk / Sakari Oramo, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic

Album Summary

>Barber, Samuel : Knoxville, Summer of 1915, Op. 24
>Hillborg, Anders : The Strand Settings, for soprano & orchestra
>Sigurdsson, Sigurjon B. : Virus
>Sigurdsson, Sigurjon B. : Joga
>Bjork : All is Full of Love
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Soprano Renée Fleming returns with a new recital of songs and is joined by Sakari Oramo who leads the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Her selections include Samuel Barber's famous "Knoxville: Summer of 1915" and "The Strand Settings", a four-song cycle by Anders Hillborg which was commissioned by Carnegie Hall and is dedicated to Fleming. The recital finishes with three new arrangements of songs by Bjork.


Works:

Knoxville, Summer of 1915, Op. 24 by Samuel Barber
Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor: Sakari Oramo
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1947-1950; USA

The Strand Settings by Anders Hillborg
Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor: Sakari Oramo
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Contemporary
Written: 2012-2013; Sweden

Virus by Bjork Gudmundsdottir
Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor: Sakari Oramo
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Contemporary
Written: 2011; Iceland

Joga by Bjork Gudmundsdottir
Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor: Sakari Oramo
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Contemporary
Written: 1997; Iceland

All is Full of Love by Bjork Gudmundsdottir
Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor: Sakari Oramo
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Contemporary
Written: 1999; Iceland



Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden (02/10/2016-02/13/2016).



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Works Details

>Barber, Samuel : Knoxville, Summer of 1915, Op. 24 :: Summer of 1915, for high voice & orchestra (rev. for voice & chamber orchestra), Op. 24
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Sakari Oramo
  • Ensemble: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic
  • Notes: Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden (02/10/2016-02/13/2016)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1947-1950

>Hillborg, Anders : The Strand Settings, for soprano & orchestra
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Sakari Oramo
  • Notes: Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden (02/10/2016-02/13/2016)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2012-2013

>Sigurdsson, Sigurjon B. : Virus
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Sakari Oramo
  • Notes: Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden (02/10/2016-02/13/2016)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sigurdsson, Sigurjon B. : Joga
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Sakari Oramo
  • Notes: Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden (02/10/2016-02/13/2016)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Bjork : All is Full of Love
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Sakari Oramo
  • Notes: Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden (02/10/2016-02/13/2016)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary