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The Shining River / Susan Chilcott, Iain Burnside


Release Date: 10/29/2013 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 9016   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Aaron CoplandRichard StraussDominick ArgentoHector Berlioz,   ... 
Performer:  Susan ChilcottIain Burnside
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Opus Arte release[s] ‘The Shining River’, a disc dedicated to the late soprano Susan Chilcott - 10 years following her death from breast cancer at the age of 40. The album feature[s] a number of previously unheard recordings from a live recital given in 2001 at La Monnaie in Brussels, and Copland songs from the final recording before her death (Black Box, 2002).

Included on the new album are Copland’s Old American Songs and 12 Poems of Emily Dickinson, Britten’s Calypso, Berlioz’s La Mort d’Ophélie, Vaughan Williams’s Orpheus with his Lute, and Richard Strauss’s Wie erkenn’ ich mein Treulieb vor andern nun?. Chilcott’s accompanist throughout the recording is pianist Iain Burnside.

The project has received
Read more the support of a number of high-profile artists, including conductor Sir Antonio Pappano, who writes of the recording:

‘It is one of my great personal disappointments that I never had the chance to collaborate with Susan Chilcott in a lieder recital. Her talent was complex – she was someone who needed to reach out to her audience, almost pleading with her emotions, as well as someone who could draw the audience to her with her subtlety, nuance and colour. Her keen relationship to the words, allied to a gorgeous, creamy voice, made her a most fascinating performer. In the end communication is everything, and in this regard Sue was supreme. I conducted her for 10 years (more likely she conducted me!); those experiences remain unforgettable to me. This recording is a celebration of her unique spirit, voice and heart, and I am thrilled it is now being issued. Susan Chilcott lives!’

-- Gramophone [8/2013]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Old American Songs, Set 2 by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Susan Chilcott (Soprano), Iain Burnside (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; USA 
2.
Old American Songs, Set 1 by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Susan Chilcott (Soprano), Iain Burnside (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
3.
Lieder (6), Op. 67: no 1, Wie erkenn ich mein Treulieb vor andern nun? by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Susan Chilcott (Soprano), Iain Burnside (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Germany 
4.
Elizabethan Songs (6): no 3, Winter by Dominick Argento
Performer:  Susan Chilcott (Soprano), Iain Burnside (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 
5.
La mort de Cléopâtre: Scene Lyrique by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Susan Chilcott (Soprano), Iain Burnside (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; France 
6.
Cabaret Songs (4): Calypso by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Susan Chilcott (Soprano), Iain Burnside (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
7.
Orpheus with his lute by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Susan Chilcott (Soprano), Iain Burnside (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1901; England 
8.
Poems (12) of Emily Dickinson by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Susan Chilcott (Soprano), Iain Burnside (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949-1950; USA 
9.
Old American Songs, Set 2: The Little Horses by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Susan Chilcott (Soprano), Iain Burnside (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; USA 

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