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Love Songs / Anne Sofie von Otter

> Avec le temps - Avec le temps
> Pierre - Pierre
> Marcie - Marcie
> The Sound of Music: Something Good - The Sound of Music: Something Good
> Les Demoiselles de Rochefort: Chanson de Maxence - Les Demoiselles de Rochefort: Chanson de Maxence
> Chanson des vieux amants - Chanson des vieux amants
> Sakta vi ga genom stan (Walking My Baby Back Home) - Sakta vi ga genom stan (Walking My Baby Back Home)
> Att Angora en Brygga - Att Angora en Brygga
> Dis, quand reviendras-tu? - Dis, quand reviendras-tu?
> The Happy Ending: What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life - The Happy Ending: What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life
> Bagdad Cafe: Calling You - Bagdad Cafe: Calling You
> Blackbird - Blackbird
> On the Town - On the Town: Some Other Time

Album Summary

>Mehldau, Brad : Love Songs, for mezzo-soprano & piano
>Ferré, Léo : Avec le Temps, song
>Serf, Monique Andree : Pierre, song for voice & piano
>Mitchell, Joni : Marcie
>Rodgers, Richard : Something Good, song (from film score "The Sound of Music")
>Legrand, Michel : Les Demoiselles de Rochefort
>Brel, Jacques : La chanson des vieux amants (The Song of the Aged Lovers) (a.k.a. "Mon amour")
>Ahlert, Fred E. : Sakta vi ga genom stan, song (Swedish version of "Walking My Baby Back Home")
>Farnlof, Lars : Att angora en brygga, song
>Serf, Monique Andree : Dis! quand reviendras-tu?
>Legrand, Michel : What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?
>Telson, Bob : Calling you
>Lennon, John : Blackbird
>Bernstein, Leonard : Some Other Time, song (from "On the Town")
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Gramophone Magazine
[Mehldau's] songs are a good fit for von Otter and they tap into all the qualities which make her such a class act as a recitalist. There's an intriguing mix here of classical formality and a jazzer's freedom through Mehldau's spacey chords and embellishments.

BBC Music Magazine
Von Otter obviously likes and understands the musical styles here, from Ute Lemper-ish cabaret-jazz to Euro-musicals, swoony, soft-centred, but often bitter-sweet. She's able to adapt her mezzo, with a higher, bluesy delivery, to the extent that she usually sounds like a different singer

The Independent
The second CD (chansons and show-tunes) is the most successful, with the closing "Some Other Time" good enough to stand alongside Bill Evans and Tony Bennett. Von Otter sings with real feeling

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Berwald Concert Hall, Stockholm, Sweden (06/2010).



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Works Details

>Mehldau, Brad : Love Songs, for mezzo-soprano & piano
  • Performers: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Brad Mehldau (Piano)
  • Running Time: 29 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Léo Ferré (1916 - 1993) : Avec le Temps, song
  • Performers: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Brad Mehldau (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Monique Andrée Serf : Pierre, song for voice & piano
  • Performers: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Brad Mehldau (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Mitchell, Joni : Marcie
  • Performers: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Brad Mehldau (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Rodgers, Richard : Something Good, song (from film score "The Sound of Music")
  • Performers: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Brad Mehldau (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Legrand, Michel : Les Demoiselles de Rochefort :: Chanson de Maxence
  • Performers: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Brad Mehldau (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1966

>Brel, Jacques : La chanson des vieux amants (The Song of the Aged Lovers) (a.k.a. "Mon amour")
  • Performers: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Brad Mehldau (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ahlert, Fred E. : Sakta vi gå genom stan, song (Swedish version of "Walking My Baby Back Home")
  • Performers: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Brad Mehldau (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Lars Färnlöf (1942 - 1994) : Att angöra en brygga, song
  • Performers: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Brad Mehldau (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Monique Andrée Serf : Dis! quand reviendras-tu?
  • Performers: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Brad Mehldau (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Legrand, Michel : What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?
  • Performers: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Brad Mehldau (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Telson, Bob : Calling you
  • Performers: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Brad Mehldau (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Lennon, John : Blackbird
  • Performers: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Brad Mehldau (Piano)
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney (1942 - ).
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Bernstein, Leonard : Some Other Time, song (from "On the Town")
  • Performers: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Brad Mehldau (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1944