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Distant Light / Fleming, Oramo, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic


Release Date: 01/13/2017 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 002609602   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Samuel BarberAnders HillborgBjork Gudmundsdottir
Performer:  Renée Fleming
Conductor:  Sakari Oramo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Soprano Renée Fleming returns with a new recital of songs and is joined by Sakari Oramo who leads the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Her selections include Samuel Barber’s famous “Knoxville: Summer of 1915” and “The Strand Settings”, a four-song cycle by Anders Hillborg which was commissioned by Carnegie Hall and is dedicated to Fleming. The recital finishes with three new arrangements of songs by Bjork.

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REVIEWS:

She still commands the creamiest, spine-shiveringly sensuous timbre in the business. That’s evident throughout Barber's Knoxville, as is her excellent diction. There’s a much more ghostly, even ominous, atmosphere in Hillborg’s The Strand Settings.

Read more The Times (UK)

At once alluring and uneasy, the songs are a gift for Renée Fleming, whose siren-like soprano draws the listener on to the unknown. The atmosphere is potently captured by Sakari Oramo and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic.

– Financial Times Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Knoxville, Summer of 1915, Op. 24 by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sakari Oramo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947-1950; USA 
2.
The Strand Settings by Anders Hillborg
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sakari Oramo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2012-2013; Sweden 
3.
Virus by Bjork Gudmundsdottir
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sakari Oramo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2011; Iceland 
4.
Joga by Bjork Gudmundsdottir
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sakari Oramo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1997; Iceland 
5.
All is Full of Love by Bjork Gudmundsdottir
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sakari Oramo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1999; Iceland 

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