Voice of Nature - The Anthropocene / Fleming, Nézet-Séguin

Release Date: 10/8/2021
Label: Decca
Catalog Number: 003456502
Number of Discs: 1

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Renee Fleming explores how music's relationship with nature can be relevant for the age of humans. Looking back to the Romantic era and looking forward with new commissions from Nico Muhly, Caroline Shaw and Kevin Puts. "The music on the album begins in a time almost two centuries ago, when people had a profound connection to the beauty of nature. Now we have reached a moment when we see all too clearly the effects of our own activity, and the fragility of our environment." - Renee Fleming

 

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The repertoire plays to Fleming’s vocal strengths. While her voice is not as terrifically full as it once was, there remains an exquisite beauty to the sound and a sense of total technical ease. The French songs are a special highlight and showcase Fleming’s silvery lightness of touch, notably in Hahn’s glittering ‘L’Heure exquise’.

 

– BBC Music Magazine

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1. Evening by Kevin Puts
Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano), Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Piano)
2. Songs (2) for voice & piano Op. 83: 1. Prison by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano), Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Piano)
3. Douze Rondels: Les étoiles by Reynaldo Hahn
Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano), Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic
Written: 1898-1899 ;
4. Chanson Grises: L'heure exquise by Reynaldo Hahn
Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano), Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic
Written: 1887-1890 ;
5. Mélodies (5), Op. 58 "de Venise": no 2, En sourdine by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Piano), Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891 ; France
6. (3) Songs, Op. 5: No. 2, Rêve d'amour (wds. Hugo: c1862) by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Piano), Renée Fleming (Soprano)
7. Buch der Lieder, Volume 2: S'il est un charmant gazon, S 538 by Franz Liszt
Performer: Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Piano), Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
8. Endless Space by Nico Muhly
Performer: Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Piano), Renée Fleming (Soprano)
9. Les berceaux, Op. 23 no. 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Piano), Renée Fleming (Soprano)
10. (3) Songs, Op. 8: No. 1, Au bord de l'eau (wds. Prudhomme: 1875) by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Piano), Renée Fleming (Soprano)
11. L'Enamourée by Reynaldo Hahn
Performer: Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Piano), Renée Fleming (Soprano)
12. Über allen Gipfeln ist Ruh, S 306 "Wandrers Nachtlied II" by Franz Liszt
Performer: Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Piano), Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1848/1859 ; Germany
13. (6) Songs, Op. 48: nos. 3, 5, 6 by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Piano), Renée Fleming (Soprano)
14. Aurora Borealis by Caroline Shaw
Performer: Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Piano), Renée Fleming (Soprano)
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