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Songs by Cecile Chaminade / Sooah Park, Sang Woo Kang


Release Date: 07/09/2019 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 1778  
Composer:  Cécile Louise Chaminade
Performer:  Sooah ParkSang Woo Kang
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

French composer and pianist Cécil Chaminade (1857-1944) wrote approximately 400 compositions, including 125 songs. Dismissed by her male colleagues, she did make a mark through her French romantic style at the turn of the century. Though she is primarily known today for her solo piano compositions and her recordings for the gramophone, this recording illuminates a facet of her much overlooked mélodie oeuvre. The songs on this disc display not only Chaminade's adroit word pianting but also her ability to spin orchestral effects through her piano writing. Soprano Sooah Park has been praised by critics for her role as Oscan in Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera, saying, "Sooah Park shines as Oscar, and her singing is utterly Read more delightful." (Houston Arts Week) She has performed as a recitalist and in opera around the world including performances in Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Finland, South Korea, and the United States. On the faculty at the University of Texas at Tyler, she studied at Eastman and the University of Texas at Austin. Her collaborator, pianist Sang Woo Kang is an active performer who has presented masterclasses and recitals inmore than 25 countries. He pursues his career as a solo, orchestral, and chamber music performer while teaching at Providence College and Brown University. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
L'Absente by Cécile Louise Chaminade
Performer:  Sooah Park (Soprano), Sang Woo Kang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
2.
L'idéal by Cécile Louise Chaminade
Performer:  Sooah Park (Soprano), Sang Woo Kang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
3.
Serenata by Cécile Louise Chaminade
Performer:  Sooah Park (Soprano), Sang Woo Kang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
4.
Fleur jetée by Cécile Louise Chaminade
Performer:  Sooah Park (Soprano), Sang Woo Kang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
5.
Ręve d'un soir by Cécile Louise Chaminade
Performer:  Sooah Park (Soprano), Sang Woo Kang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
6.
Les ręves by Cécile Louise Chaminade
Performer:  Sooah Park (Soprano), Sang Woo Kang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
7.
Tu me dirais by Cécile Louise Chaminade
Performer:  Sooah Park (Soprano), Sang Woo Kang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1891; France 
8.
Berceuse by Cécile Louise Chaminade
Performer:  Sooah Park (Soprano), Sang Woo Kang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
9.
L'amour captif "Mignonne, ŕ l'amour j'ai lié les alies" by Cécile Louise Chaminade
Performer:  Sooah Park (Soprano), Sang Woo Kang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
10.
Aubade by Cécile Louise Chaminade
Performer:  Sooah Park (Soprano), Sang Woo Kang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
11.
Ballade ŕ la lune by Cécile Louise Chaminade
Performer:  Sooah Park (Soprano), Sang Woo Kang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
12.
Chant d'amour by Cécile Louise Chaminade
Performer:  Sooah Park (Soprano), Sang Woo Kang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
13.
Sérénade Sévillane by Cécile Louise Chaminade
Performer:  Sooah Park (Soprano), Sang Woo Kang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
14.
Trahison by Cécile Louise Chaminade
Performer:  Sooah Park (Soprano), Sang Woo Kang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
15.
Vielle chanson by Cécile Louise Chaminade
Performer:  Sooah Park (Soprano), Sang Woo Kang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
16.
Nuit d'été by Cécile Louise Chaminade
Performer:  Sooah Park (Soprano), Sang Woo Kang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
17.
Les presents by Cécile Louise Chaminade
Performer:  Sooah Park (Soprano), Sang Woo Kang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 

Customer Reviews

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 Beautiful Piano work - but-  July 18, 2019 By Andrew Grygus (La Crescenta, CA) See All My Reviews "The piano work on this recording is delicate and beautiful - but - it is not matched by the singer (Sooah Park). Her voice is too robust for these works, and her vibrato is quite excessive." Report Abuse
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