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So Many Things / von Otter, Brooklyn Rider


Release Date: 09/30/2016 
Label:  Naive   Catalog #: 5436  
Composer:  John AdamsBjorkKate BushElvis Costello,   ... 
Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brooklyn Rider
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Innovative and enthralling mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter already has a successful discography, including her critically acclaimed album with Brad Mehldau Love Songs, and her Grammy award-winning Douce France. For this release, Anne has joined with Brooklyn Rider, a trailblazing and frequently favorited string quartet. The project which ensued presents music from iconic artists in both the classical and pop music worlds. Brooklyn Rider is violinists Colin Jacobsen and Johnny Gandelsman, violist Nicholas Cords, and cellist Eric Jacobsen. Based in New York City, the ensemble is known for playing contemporary and unusual repertoire. The group founded the Stillwater Music Festival in 2006. New works written just for Anne Sofie and Brooklyn Read more Rider come from composers Nico Muhly, Brooklyn Rider’s own Colin Jacobsen, and Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw. Works from Brooklyn Rider’s ‘Almanac’ project are also included, which The Boston Globe called “an all-over-the-map stylistic tour and a treatise on present-day quartet writing.”

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REVIEW:

What is so remarkable about Anne Sofie von Otter is her ability to assimilate so many different styles and make them her own. Nowhere on this album is there a sense of a classically schooled singer who tries to incorporate music from another world in her traditional way of singing. She adjusts her way of singing to the material in question—and it sounds natural.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Doctor Atomic: Am I in Your Light by John Adams
Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brooklyn Rider
2.
Cover Me by Bjork
Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brooklyn Rider
3.
Pi by Kate Bush
Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brooklyn Rider
4.
Speak Darkly, My Angel by Elvis Costello
Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brooklyn Rider
5.
Kväll by Anders Hillborg
Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brooklyn Rider
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Sweden 
6.
For Sixty Cents by Colin Jacobsen
Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brooklyn Rider
7.
Love Sublime by Brad Mehldau
Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brooklyn Rider
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
8.
So Many Things by Nico Muhly
Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brooklyn Rider
9.
Cant voi l'aube by Caroline Shaw
Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brooklyn Rider
10.
Practical Arrangement by Sting
Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brooklyn Rider
11.
Les feux d'artifice t'appelent by Rufus Wainwright
Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brooklyn Rider

Customer Reviews

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 Wonderful music June 28, 2020 By Steven Freedman (Raleigh, NC) See All My Reviews "Do not miss this album. The music is magnificent. The singing is just breathtaking and Brooklyn Rider is at the top of their game. This collection is a real treat. My hat is off to the ensemble. What a collaboration." Report Abuse
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