Anne Sofie von Otter: A Simple Song | BIS BIS2327

Anne Sofie von Otter: A Simple Song

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Label: BIS

Cat No: BIS2327

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 4th January 2019

Contents

Artists

Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano)
Bengt Forsberg (organ)
Fabian Fredriksson (electric guitar)
Sharon Bezaly (flute)
Margareta Nilsson (harp)
Nils-Erik Sparf (violin)
Ellen Nisbeth (viola)
Marie McLeod (cello)

Works

Bernstein, Leonard

Mass
» A Simple Song

Copland, Aaron

Poems (12) of Emily Dickinson
» X I've heard an organ talk sometimes

Durufle, Maurice

Requiem, op.9
» Pie Jesu

Ives, Charles

Serenity

Liszt, Franz

Ave Maria III, S60

Mahler, Gustav

Des Knaben Wunderhorn
» no.11a Urlicht
» no.12a Es sungen drei Engel

Martin, Frank

Requiem
» Agnus Dei

Messiaen, Olivier

Melodies (3)

Part, Arvo

Es sang vor langen Jahren
My heart's in the highlands

Poulenc, Francis

Priez pour paix, FP95

Rodgers, Richard

The Sound of Music
» Climb Every Mountain

Strauss, Richard

Lieder (3), op.29
» no.1 Traum durch die Dammerung
Lieder (4), op.27
» no.4 Morgen

Artists

Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano)
Bengt Forsberg (organ)
Fabian Fredriksson (electric guitar)
Sharon Bezaly (flute)
Margareta Nilsson (harp)
Nils-Erik Sparf (violin)
Ellen Nisbeth (viola)
Marie McLeod (cello)

About

A brief glance at the list of contents is enough to reveal who the singer is – only Anne Sofie von Otter could have come up with a programme as varied and wide-ranging. And only von Otter could hold it together seamlessly by finding the resonances between these very different pieces, and bringing them out with a rare ability of embracing different singing styles and expressive registers: to paraphrase Bernstein in his A Simple Song, Anne Sofie von Otter never fails to ‘sing like she likes to sing’.

From Liszt to Pärt and from Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony to Richard RodgersSound of Music, von Otter is supported by her long-time accompanist Bengt Forsberg, here at the organ instead of his usual piano. At various points in the programme they are joined by a number of musical friends, in the organ loft of St James’s Church in central Stockholm – the very church where the young von Otter began her singing career as a chorister and, together with Forsberg, gave one of her very first public concerts.

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