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Kate Royal - Songs Of Debussy, Canteloube, Strauss, Rodrigo


Release Date: 09/18/2007 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 94419   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Claude DebussyLéo DelibesJoseph CanteloubeMaurice Ravel,   ... 
Performer:  Kate Royal
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews



An exciting soprano conjures up the greats - and aspires to their company

Funny things, these introductory recital albums. Designed to show off a new voice, they tend to swing from one corner of the repertoire to another and the results can be uneven. Kate Royal’s calling-card does not altogether escape this trap, but I think it will come to be regarded as important despite the odd slight moment of vocal stress. One only needs to sample the swooning opening to Debussy’s Air de Lia , the hushed solemnity with which she enters Orff’s In trutina or the melting femininity she finds in Strauss’s Ich wollt ein Sträusslein binden to realise at once that
Read more this is a major voice. And this is a recording every opera and vocal music fan will want on their shelves or their iPod. Above all, Royal’s soprano has an addictive quality – once heard you want to hear more. The arrival of this voice is already to be applauded, cheered and delighted in. Royal’s future potential is a matter for great excitement and, of course, crossed fingers. This could be one of those albums that we will look back upon as the first appearance of a true star. There is much for her to do, but Kate Royal has it within her grasp.

-- Gramophone [10/2007]
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Works on This Recording

1. L'enfant prodigue: L'année en vain by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Kate Royal (Soprano)
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1884/1908; France 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, Engl 
Length: 5 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, England (02/01/2007 - 05/19/2007) 
2. Les Filles de Cadiz "Chanson Espagnole" by Léo Delibes
Performer:  Kate Royal (Soprano)
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, Engl 
Length: 4 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, England (02/01/2007 - 05/19/2007) 
3. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 1 - no 2, Baïlèro by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Kate Royal (Soprano)
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, Engl 
Length: 5 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Catalan 
Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, England (02/01/2007 - 05/19/2007) 
4. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 3 - no 5, Malurous qu'o uno fenno by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Kate Royal (Soprano)
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, Engl 
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Catalan 
Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, England (02/01/2007 - 05/19/2007) 
5. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 2 - no 4, La delaïssádo by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Kate Royal (Soprano)
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, Engl 
Length: 4 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: Catalan 
Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, England (02/01/2007 - 05/19/2007) 
6. Vocalise en forme de Habañera by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Kate Royal (Soprano)
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; France 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, Engl 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, England (02/01/2007 - 05/19/2007) 
7. Rake's Progress: No word from Tom by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Kate Royal (Soprano)
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948-1951; USA 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, Engl 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, England (02/01/2007 - 05/19/2007) 
8. Rake's Progress: My father!...I go to him by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Kate Royal (Soprano)
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, Engl 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, England (02/01/2007 - 05/19/2007)
Composition written: USA (1948 - 1951). 
9. Carmina burana: no 21, In trutina by Carl Orff
Performer:  Kate Royal (Soprano)
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Germany 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, Engl 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, England (02/01/2007 - 05/19/2007) 
10. Lieder (5), Op. 41: no 1, Wiegenlied by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Kate Royal (Soprano)
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Germany 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, Engl 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, England (02/01/2007 - 05/19/2007) 
11. Lieder (4), Op. 27: no 4, Morgen by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Kate Royal (Soprano)
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Germany 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, Engl 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, England (02/01/2007 - 05/19/2007) 
12. Lieder (6), Op. 68: no 2, Ich wollt' ein Sträusslein binden by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Kate Royal (Soprano)
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Germany 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, Engl 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, England (02/01/2007 - 05/19/2007) 
13. Goyescas, H 65 [opera]: La maja y el ruiseñor by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Kate Royal (Soprano)
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1913-1915; Spain 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, Engl 
Length: 6 Minutes 53 Secs. 
14. Madrigales (4) amatorios by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Kate Royal (Soprano)
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; Spain 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, Engl 
Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, England (02/01/2007 - 05/19/2007)  
15. Sprig of thyme by Traditional
Performer:  Kate Royal (Soprano)
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Written: England 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, Engl 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: John Fraser.
EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, England (02/01/2007 - 05/19/2007) 

Sound Samples

L'Enfant Prodigue: "L'année, en vain chasse l'année": Air de Lia
Les Filles de Cadix "Chanson Espagnole"
Bailero (Chants d'Auvergne, 1st series, no.2)
Malurous qu'o uno fenno (Chants d'Auvergne, 3rd series, no.5)
Chants d'Auvergne: La Délaïssàdo (Series 2, No.4)
Vocalise en forme de habanera
The Rake's Progress: Anne Truelove's aria (Scene III)
The Rake's Progress: Recitative & Aria "No word from Tom"
The Rake's Progress: Cabaletta "I go, I go to him"
In Trutina (Carmina Burana)
Wiegenlied, Op. 41/1
Ich wollt ein Sträusslein binden, Op.68, No.2
Morgen, Op. 27/4
Sa maja ye el Ruisenor (The Lover & the Nightingale) from Goyescas
Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios (for medium voice): 1. Con qué la laveré?
Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios (for medium voice): 2. Vos me matásteis
Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios (for medium voice): 3. De dónde venis, amore?
Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios (for medium voice): 4. De los álamos vengo, madre
The Sprig of Thyme
Auf Flügeln des Gesanges (On Wings of Song) op.34 no.2

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