Thousands of Miles / Lindsey, Trotignon

Release Date: 5/12/2017
Label: Alpha
Catalog Number: ALPHA272
Number of Discs: 1

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Closing the distance between classical music and Broadway, between the old world and the new, this album is born out of a stunning encounter between two performers. Kate Lindsey is an opera star whose career is skyrocketing. She has stunned audiences with her performances of Mozart and Purcell, but grew up steeped in the music of Broadway, from Gershwin to Cole Porter. Baptiste Trotignon is a multie award-winning jazz pianist who plays with big names like Brad Mehldau or Tom Harrell, but who has a long-held interest in classical music, even composing a piano concerto for Nicholas Angelich. Together, they have produced a rich and varied programme around the songs of Kurt Weill, from Nanna's Lied to trouble Man, as well as the classics from The Threepenny Opera and Lost in the Stars. This journey through three European languages brings the listener to the very beginnings of jazz, and features all-new arrangements and deft improvisations by pianist Baptiste Trotignon. Lindsey and Trotignon also pay homage to three composers who, like Weill, all emigrated to the United States: Alma Mahler, Zemlinsky and Korngold. London-based American mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey joins Alpha Classics for several recordings over the coming years.
Works on This Recording
1. Nanna's Lied by Kurt Weill
Performer: Baptiste Trotignon (Piano), Kate Lindsey (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1939 ; New York, USA
2. Die Dreigroschenoper: Seerauber-Jenny by Kurt Weill
Performer: Baptiste Trotignon (Piano), Kate Lindsey (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1928 ; Berlin, Germany
3. Die Dreigroschenoper: Barbara Song by Kurt Weill
Performer: Baptiste Trotignon (Piano), Kate Lindsey (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1928 ; Berlin, Germany
4. Lost in the Stars: Trouble man by Kurt Weill
Performer: Baptiste Trotignon (Piano), Kate Lindsey (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1949 ; USA
5. Gesänge (5): no 1, Hymne by Alma Mahler
Performer: Baptiste Trotignon (Piano), Kate Lindsey (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic
6. Je ne t'aime pas by Kurt Weill
Performer: Baptiste Trotignon (Piano), Kate Lindsey (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1934 ; France
7. Lost in the Stars: Thousands of Miles by Kurt Weill
Performer: Baptiste Trotignon (Piano), Kate Lindsey (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
8. Lost in the Stars: Big Mole by Kurt Weill
Performer: Baptiste Trotignon (Piano), Kate Lindsey (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
9. One touch of Venus: Don't Look Now by Kurt Weill
Performer: Baptiste Trotignon (Piano), Kate Lindsey (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
10. Einfache Lieder (6), Op. 9: no 1, Schneeglöckchen by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer: Baptiste Trotignon (Piano), Kate Lindsey (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1911-1913 ; Austria
11. Lieder (5): no 1, Die stille Stadt by Alma Mahler
Performer: Baptiste Trotignon (Piano), Kate Lindsey (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1910 ; Austria
12. Abschiedslieder, Op. 14: no 3, Mond, so gehst du wieder auf by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer: Baptiste Trotignon (Piano), Kate Lindsey (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1909 ; Austria
13. Street Scene: Lonely house by Kurt Weill
Performer: Baptiste Trotignon (Piano), Kate Lindsey (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1947 ; USA
14. Street Scene: We'll go away together by Kurt Weill
Performer: Baptiste Trotignon (Piano), Kate Lindsey (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1947 ; USA
15. Der Abschiedsbrief by Kurt Weill
Performer: Baptiste Trotignon (Piano), Kate Lindsey (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1933 ; Germany
16. Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny: Meine Herren, meine Mutter prägte...Denn wie Man sich bettet by Kurt Weill
Performer: Baptiste Trotignon (Piano), Kate Lindsey (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1928 ; Berlin, Germany
17. Propaganda Songs (9): Buddy on the Nightshift by Kurt Weill
Performer: Baptiste Trotignon (Piano), Kate Lindsey (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1942 ; USA
18. Berlin im Licht by Kurt Weill
Performer: Baptiste Trotignon (Piano), Kate Lindsey (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1928 ; Berlin, Germany
19. Gesänge (4), Op. 8: no 2, Und hat der Tag all seine Qual by Alexander von Zemlinsky
Performer: Baptiste Trotignon (Piano), Kate Lindsey (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: circa 1899 ; Vienna, Austria
20. Gesänge (6), Op. 10: no 2, Selige Stünde by Alexander von Zemlinsky
Performer: Baptiste Trotignon (Piano), Kate Lindsey (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1900 ; Vienna, Austria
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