Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Dawn Upshaw, Knoxville: Summer of 1915 (Barber, Menotti, Harbison, Stravinsky)

Dawn Upshaw: Knoxville, Summer of 1915: Barber, Menotti, Harbison, Stravinsky
Contemporary | FLAC, CUE | 190 MB
Dawn Upshaw, Orchestra of St. Luke's, David Zinman (1989)

Dawn Upshaw received Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Soloist for this record. Dawn Upshaw's voice is perfect for twentieth century classical music. The Barber is beautiful, I like the Harbison Mirabai Songs, but my favorite piece on the album is the Stravinsky No Word from Tom. This album was recorded twenty years ago, so it's a young Dawn Upshaw. Her voice may be richer and more mature now, but the lightness and clarity of her flexible voice is thrilling. (From Amazon user review)

In fact, this is re-up of peachfuzz post @ Avax Avant-Garde community in april April 2008 but ftp2share links are dead by now.

On this CD:
Samuel Barber: Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op.24
Gian Carlo Menotti: From opera The Old Maid and the Thief: What a Curse for a Woman is a Timid Man
John Harris Harbison: Mirabai Songs for soprano & orchestra
Igor Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress: No Word from Tom


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