"...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 highRead 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. Read less
Works on This Recording
Let Me Tell You, for soprano & orchestraby Hans Abrahamsen Performer:
Barbara [Soprano Vocal] Hannigan ()
Bavarian Symphony Orchestra
Period: Contemporary Written: 2013 Venue: Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany Length: 32 Minutes 2 Secs.
Average Customer Review: ( 1 Customer Review )
This will be a mega-hitJanuary 16, 2016By 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