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Abrahamsen: Let Me Tell You / Hannigan

Release Date: 01/08/2016 
Label:  Winter & Winter   Catalog #: 232   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Hans Abrahamsen
Performer:  Barbara [Soprano Vocal] Hannigan
Conductor:  Andris Nelsons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 33 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"...This eerily alluring 30-minute work for soprano and orchestra was written for the remarkable Barbara Hannigan, who performed it stunningly..." -- The New York Times

Composed in 2012 and 2013, Let Me Tell You is a dramatic monologue voiced by a character who requires us to hear her. That character is not quite the Ophelia of Shakespeare's Hamlet; her entire text is made up from words Ophelia speaks in that play, but she uses these words in different ways, to express herself differently. Barbara Hannigan is known worldwide as a soprano of vital expressive force directed by exceptional technique. She brings the same high
Read more energy to her varied activities as a conductor as well as to her singing, including recent engagements with Simon Rattle, Kent Nagano, and David Zinman.
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Works on This Recording

Let Me Tell You, for soprano & orchestra by Hans Abrahamsen
Performer:  Barbara [Soprano Vocal] Hannigan ()
Conductor:  Andris Nelsons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Symphony Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2013 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 32 Minutes 2 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

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 This will be a mega-hit January 16, 2016 By Alan H. (New York, NY) See All My Reviews "As haunting as Gorecki but so much more interesting, this will be the biggest classical music mega-hit of 2016. Hannigan's singing is rapturous and the orchestra is thrilling." Report Abuse
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