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   Honey And Rue

Год издания : 1995

Компания звукозаписи : Deutsche Grammophon

Время звучания : 45:55

Код CD : 437 787-2

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CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Classics Vocal (Woman Vocal)      

Back at the beginning of the 1990s, with some help from Carnegie Hall, soprano Kathleen Battle commissioned Andre Previn and Toni Morrison to write a song cycle for her. The result was a set of six songs called Honey and Rue, referring to "the bitter and the sweet" that comes with life and love and is part of the African American experience. One of the songs, the last to be composed, is unaccompanied. The remaining five are scored for chamber orchestra and showcase Previn's chameleon-like abilities as an arranger-here capturing echoes of such European masters as Mahler and Berg, there a hint of Americana in the Copland-Bernstein vein, and elsewhere the engaging verve of jazz and the blues. Previn conducts his score with breezy authority, drawing spirited playing from the Orchestra of Saint Luke's, particularly in the jazzy third song ("The Town Is Lit") and the spiritual-like concluding number ("Take My Mother Home"). Battle sings expressively and with obvious commitment-both here and in the selections by Barber and Gershwin that fill out the disc-though not without her lately characteristic affectations. The recording makes her voice sound oddly reverberant, as though it had been subjected to the kind of processed engineering usually reserved for pop productions.

-Ted Libbey (All Music Guide)


"Honey and Rue" is a song cycle with lyrics written by Toni Morrison and music composed by Andre Previn, performed by Kathleen Battle and the Orchestra of St. Lukes with the composer at the helm. The work received its premiere at Carnegie Hall in 1992.

With such an all-star team behind it, it is no surprise that "Honey and Rue" is a great success. Morrison's lyrics present "images of yearning, satisfaction, resolution" and Previn's eclectic score combines early 20th century classical ideas with jazz and blues. As for Miss Battle, well I'm afraid that I'm an adoring fan and can't be relied upon. The disc is filled out with Barber's glorious "Knoxville: Summer of 1915" and two selections from "Porgy and Bess."

  Соисполнители :

George Gershwin (Composer)
Orchestra Of St. Luke's (Orchestra)
Samuel Barber (Composer)

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Наименование трека



   1 1. First I'll Try Love         0:02:16 Andre Previn: Honey And Rue, Song Cycle For Soprano, Jazz Ensemble, & Orchestra
   2 2. Whose House Is This?         0:03:42 -"-
   3 3. The Town Is Lit         0:04:42 -"-
   4 4. Do You Know Him?         0:02:43 -"-
   5 5. I Am Not Seaworthy         0:04:31 -"-
   6 6. Take My Mother Home         0:08:10 -"-
   7 Summer Of 1915         0:14:54 Samuel Barber: Knoxville: Summer Of 1915, For High Voice & Orchestra (rev. For Voice & Chamber Orchestra), Op. 24
   8 I Love You, Porgy         0:02:17 George Gershwin - Porgy And Bess, Opera
   9 Summertime     T       0:02:40 -"-


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