Lesson in Love

A Lesson in Love

by Kate Royal
     
 
Soprano Kate Royal has an open, unaffected, honest voice that draws the listener in with its glowing, emotional transparency. Her vocal production is unforced and sounds effortless and spontaneous. These qualities make hers a voice that's beautifully suited to the songs collected here, some of which require the utmost vocal discipline, but many of which have a tone of

Overview

Soprano Kate Royal has an open, unaffected, honest voice that draws the listener in with its glowing, emotional transparency. Her vocal production is unforced and sounds effortless and spontaneous. These qualities make hers a voice that's beautifully suited to the songs collected here, some of which require the utmost vocal discipline, but many of which have a tone of folk-like directness and artless expressivity. Royal has arranged the songs of A Lesson in Love into a first person narrative in four sections that describe the stages of a young woman's first love: Waiting, The Meeting, The Wedding, The Betrayal. The songs, in three languages, ranging from the early Romantic to the contemporary, offer a potent emotional trajectory of the anticipation, excitement, and heartache of love, beginning and ending with William Bolcom's poignant cabaret song, "Waitin."" Malcolm Martineau offers expert and sensitive accompaniment. EMI's sound is exemplary -- clean, natural, and intimate. Royal's lovely recital should be of interest to any fans of the art song.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/08/2011
Label:
Warner Classics
UPC:
5099994853629
catalogNumber:
48536
Rank:
335202

Tracks

  1. Untitled CD-ROM Track
  2. Waitin for voice & piano
  3. I Will Walk With My Love for voice & piano
  4. Londonderry Air (Danny Boy), folk song
  5. Poems (12) of Emily Dickinson, song cycle for voice & piano (orchestrated 1970 as "Poems (8) of Emily Dickinson"): No. 5. Heart, we will forget him!
  6. Verschling' der Abgrund, song for voice & piano (Italienisches Liederbuch)
  7. O Waly, Waly, folk song
  8. Du liebst mich nicht ("Mein Herz ist zerrissen"), song for voice & piano, D. 756 (Op. 59/1)
  9. Die Männer sind méchant ("Du sagtest mir es, Mutter"), refrain song for voice & piano, D. 866/3 (Op. 95/3)
  10. Am Sonntag Morgen zierlich angethan, for voice & piano, Op. 49/1
  11. Extase ("Sur un lys pâle"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  12. Hochzeitlich Lied ("Lass Akaziendüfte schaukeln"), song for voice & piano, Op. 37/6 (TrV 187/6)
  13. Donc, ce sera par un clair jour d'été, for voice & piano or string quintet & piano (La Bonne chanson), Op. 61/7
  14. Chanson de la mariée, song for voice & piano (Mélodies popularies grecques No. 1)
  15. Lied der Braut aus dem Liebesfrühling II ("Lass mich ihn am Busen hangen"), song for voice & piano (Myrthen), Op. 25/12
  16. Lied der Braut aus dem Liebesfrühling I ("Mutter! Mutter! Glaube nicht!"), song for voice & piano (Myrthen), Op. 25/11
  17. Ah, Love, But a Day, song for voice & piano (Robert Browning Songs No. 2), Op. 44/2
  18. Pastorale, song for voice & piano
  19. Love went a-riding, for voice & piano (or orchestra), H 115
  20. Chut, Chut, folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 4, No. 4)
  21. Pour un Baiser for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  22. Rastlose Liebe ("Dem Schnee, dem Regen"), song for voice & piano, D. 138 (Op. 5/1)
  23. Gretchen am Spinnrade ("Meine Ruh'..."), song for voice & piano, D. 118 (Op. 2)
  24. Erstes Liebeslied eines Mädchens ("Was im Netze? Schau einmal"), song for voice & piano (Mörike Lieder)
  25. O wär dein Haus durchsichtig, song for voice & piano (Italienisches Liederbuch)
  26. Apparition ("La lune s'attristait"), song for voice & piano, L. 53
  27. Es muss ein Wunderbares sein, song for voice & piano, S. 314 (LW N49)
  28. Die Kleine ("Zwischen Bergen, liebe Mutter"), song for voice & piano
  29. Jemand ("Mein Herz ist betrübt"), song for voice & piano (Myrthen), Op. 25/4
  30. Waitin for voice & piano

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kate Royal   Primary Artist

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