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Songbird / Claire, Scarfone


Release Date: 06/02/2017 
Label:  Atma Classique   Catalog #: 2754  
Composer:  Charles GounodErnest ChaussonHugo WolfRoger Quilter,   ... 
Performer:  Layla ClaireMarie-Ève Scarfone
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Praised for her colorful, flexible voice and graceful stage presence, Canadian soprano Layla Claire is proud to present Songbird, her first solo recital recording. Songbird features English songs by Britten and Barber, French melodies by Debussy, Bizet, Chausson, and German Lieder by Brahms, Wolf and Strauss. She is accompanied by pianist Marie-Eve Scarfone. An expressive and experienced concert singer, Ms. Claire has worked with Bernard Haitink, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, James Levine, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Kent Nagano. Her extensive international recital presence has included programs of art song at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, CBC Glenn Gould Studio, and a multi-city tour of Canada as the winner of the Eckhardt-Gramatte National Music Read more Competition. While still a member of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, Layla Claire made her Metropolitan Opera debut in Don Carlo, led by Yannick Nezet-Segun. She has since returned to the stage for several guest appearances including the creation of the role of Helena in the Baroque pastiche The Enchanged Island under William Christie's baton, and as Anne Truelove in The Rake's Progress conducted by James Levine. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Viens, les gazons sont verts by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Layla Claire (Soprano), Marie-Ève Scarfone (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; France 
2.
Mélodies (2), Op. 36: no 2, Dans la forêt du charme et de l'enchantement by Ernest Chausson
Performer:  Layla Claire (Soprano), Marie-Ève Scarfone (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; France 
3.
Italienisches Liederbuch II: no 40, O wär dein Haus durchsichtig by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Layla Claire (Soprano), Marie-Ève Scarfone (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Italienisches Liederbuch II: no 46, Ich hab' in Penna by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Layla Claire (Soprano), Marie-Ève Scarfone (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Austria 
5.
Songs (3), Op. 3: no 2, Now sleeps the crimson petal by Roger Quilter
Performer:  Layla Claire (Soprano), Marie-Ève Scarfone (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; England 
6.
Mädchenblumen, Op. 22: no 3, Epheu by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Layla Claire (Soprano), Marie-Ève Scarfone (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1888; Germany 
7.
Mélodies (7), Op. 2: no 3, Les papillons by Ernest Chausson
Performer:  Layla Claire (Soprano), Marie-Ève Scarfone (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; France 
8.
Deux romances by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Layla Claire (Soprano), Marie-Ève Scarfone (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1891; France 
9.
Songs (3) from William Tell, S 292: no 1, Der Fischerknabe by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Layla Claire (Soprano), Marie-Ève Scarfone (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1859; Germany 
10.
Elizabethan Songs (6): Spring by Dominick Argento
Performer:  Layla Claire (Soprano), Marie-Ève Scarfone (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 
11.
Sérénade by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Layla Claire (Soprano), Marie-Ève Scarfone (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; France 
12.
Ariettes oubliées: no 2, Il pleure dans mon coeur by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Layla Claire (Soprano), Marie-Ève Scarfone (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1885-1888; France 
13.
Regenlied, WoO 23 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Layla Claire (Soprano), Marie-Ève Scarfone (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; Austria 
14.
Hermit Songs, Op. 29: no 3, St Ita's Vision by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Layla Claire (Soprano), Marie-Ève Scarfone (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952-1953; USA 
15.
Songs (8), Op. 57: no 8, Unbewegte laue Luft by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Layla Claire (Soprano), Marie-Ève Scarfone (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Austria 
16.
Oedipus, Z 583: Music for a while by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Layla Claire (Soprano), Marie-Ève Scarfone (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1692; England 
17.
Chanson d'avril by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Layla Claire (Soprano), Marie-Ève Scarfone (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1867; France 
18.
Songs (5), Op. 107: no 5, Mädchenlied by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Layla Claire (Soprano), Marie-Ève Scarfone (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1887; Austria 
19.
Le secret, Op. 23 no 3 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Layla Claire (Soprano), Marie-Ève Scarfone (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880-1881; France 
20.
On this Island, Op. 11: no 3, Seascape by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Layla Claire (Soprano), Marie-Ève Scarfone (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; England 

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