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Debut - Duparc, Wagner, Liszt, Et Al: Songs /Deyoung, Murphy


Release Date: 05/18/1999 
Label:  Emi Classics Special Import Catalog #: 73163   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Henri DuparcRichard WagnerFranz LisztRichard Strauss
Performer:  Kevin MurphyMichelle DeYoung
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Michelle DeYoung's début recording finds in her rich, shaded soprano a sympathetic and idiomatic voice for the songs of Henri Duparc and Richard Wagner. She commands both the vocal and interpretative aspects of Wagner's Wesendonck-Lieder a varied group of songs that challenge the notion of "song-cycle" and thus exact particular demands on the singer-interpreter.
The dramatic heft that DeYoung brings to the songs of Richard Strauss vividly recalls the young Jessye Norman, a voice akin to DeYoung's and one that excelled in this repertory. With Norman as a model, DeYoung should make more forays into the song literature of Strauss and thus build on the solid foundation of this impressive début.
Michelle DeYoung's début recording finds in her rich, shaded soprano a sympathetic and idiomatic voice for the songs of Henri Duparc and Richard Wagner. She commands both the vocal and interpretative aspects of Wagner's Wesendonck-Lieder a varied group of songs that challenge the notion of "song-cycle" and thus exact particular demands on the singer-interpreter.
The dramatic heft that DeYoung brings to the songs of Richard Strauss vividly recalls the young Jessye Norman, a voice akin to DeYoung's and one that excelled in this repertory. With Norman as a model, DeYoung should make more forays into the song literature of Strauss and thus build on the solid foundation of this impressive début. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. L'invitation au voyage by Henri Duparc
Performer:  Kevin Murphy (Piano), Michelle DeYoung (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1870; France 
Date of Recording: 01/1998 
Venue:  St. Michael's Church, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: French 
2. Extase by Henri Duparc
Performer:  Kevin Murphy (Piano), Michelle DeYoung (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 01/1998 
Venue:  St. Michael's Church, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Composition written: France (1874).
Composition revised: France (?1884). 
3. Le manoir de Rosemonde by Henri Duparc
Performer:  Michelle DeYoung (Soprano), Kevin Murphy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1879; France 
Date of Recording: 01/1998 
Venue:  St. Michael's Church, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: French 
4. Chanson triste by Henri Duparc
Performer:  Kevin Murphy (Piano), Michelle DeYoung (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1868; France 
Date of Recording: 01/1998 
Venue:  St. Michael's Church, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: French 
5. Elégie by Henri Duparc
Performer:  Michelle DeYoung (Soprano), Kevin Murphy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1874; France 
Date of Recording: 01/1998 
Venue:  St. Michael's Church, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: French 
6. Wesendonck Lieder by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Michelle DeYoung (Soprano), Kevin Murphy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1858; Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1998 
Venue:  St. Michael's Church, London, England 
Length: 21 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: German 
7. La perla, S 326 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michelle DeYoung (Soprano), Kevin Murphy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 01/1998 
Venue:  St. Michael's Church, London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 23 Secs. 
8. Lieder (8), Op. 10: no 1, Zueignung by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Michelle DeYoung (Soprano), Kevin Murphy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1998 
Venue:  St. Michael's Church, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: German 
9. Lieder (5), Op. 39: no 4, Befreit by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Kevin Murphy (Piano), Michelle DeYoung (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 01/1998 
Venue:  St. Michael's Church, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: German 
10. Jeanne d'Arc au bűcher, S 293 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michelle DeYoung (Soprano), Kevin Murphy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Mainz, Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1998 
Venue:  St. Michael's Church, London, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: French 

Sound Samples

L'Invitation au voyage (Charles Baudelaire)
Extase (Jean Lahor)
Le Manoir de Rosemonde (Robert de Bonničres)
Chanson triste (Jean Lahor)
Élégie (Thomas Moore)
Wesendonck Lieder (Mathilde Wesendonck): Der Engel
Wesendonck Lieder (Mathilde Wesendonck): Stehe still!
Wesendonck Lieder (Mathilde Wesendonck): Im Treibhaus
Wesendonck Lieder (Mathilde Wesendonck): Schmerzen
Wesendonck Lieder (Mathilde Wesendonck): Träume
Jeanne d'Arc au bűcher (Alexandre Dumas)
La Perla (Princesse Therese von Hohenlohe)
Zueignung, Op. 10 No. 1 (Hermann von Gilm)
Befreit, Op. 39 No. 4 (Richard Dehmel)

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