JOYCE DIDONATO - SONGPLAY (CD)

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JOYCE DIDONATO - SONGPLAY (CD)

JOYCE DIDONATO - SONGPLAY (CD)

Joyce DiDonatogreets you with a song in her heart and twinkle in her eye. The American mezzo-soprano’s album Songplayunites world-class musicians from the varied worlds of opera, jazz and tango in the pure pleasure of improvisation, experimentation and exchange. Together they create their own musical language, surprising listeners with timeless melodies transformed and universal stories retold over centuries; songs in English, in Italian and –naturally –in the universal language of music.

On Songplay, along with her hand-picked band led by pianist and arranger Craig Terry, Joyce draws inspiration from Cavalli and Chet Baker in equal measure. The languishing heart in Giordani’sCaro mioben is as emotionally charged as Jerry Bock’s hopeful Will he like me?. Perhaps the most compelling reminder of how the music of Songplaybreaks down divides is from DiDonato’sexperience leading vocal and composition workshops in the New York prison Sing Sing, where one of the men who is incarcerated was particularly moved upon hearing her rendition of Caro mioben: ‘I feel like I've known this song my whole life.’

Tracklistings:

1. Parisotti/ Rossa: Se tum'ami/ Star vicino
2. Giuseppe Torelli: Tu lo sai
3. Allie Wrubel(music) & Herbert Magidson(lyrics): (I am afraid) the masquerade is over
4. George Shearing (music) & George David Weiss (lyrics): Lullaby of Birdland
5. Jerrold Bock & Sheldon Harnick: from She Loves Me: Will he like me ?
6. Giulio Caccini: Le nuovemusiche: Amarilli, miabella
7. Gene Scheer (arr. Thomas): Lean Away
8. Antonio Vivaldi: opera Arsilda, reginadi Ponto, RV 700, Act 1, Scene 3: Col piacerdellamiafede(Nicandro)
9. Antonio Vivaldi -opera Il GiustinoRV 717, Act I, scene 7: Vedròcon miodiletto(Anastasio)
10. Kennedy Edward Ellington alias Duke Ellington (music) & Edgar Eddie DeLange+ Mills Irving (lyrics): (In My) Solitude
11. Francesco Bartolomeo Conti: Cantata for voice and basso continuo: aria finale: QuellaFiamma–IGT / Single
12. Giuseppe Giordani: Caro mioben
13. Giovanni Paisiello: Opera La MolinaraR 1.76, also called L'amorcontrastato, Act. 2, Sc. ND: Nelcorpiùnon mi sento(Rachelina)
14. Richard Rodgers (music) & Lorenz Hart (lyrics): from Spring Is Here: With a Song in my heart


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UPC 0190295534387
Release Date 1 Feb 2019
Artist JOYCE DIDONATO
Title SONGPLAY
Format CD
Packaging -
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