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Joseph Summer's The Shakespeare Concert Series 2 - The Fair Ophelia

NV5935

NEW RELEASE

Playing time: [c66']
Tracks: 12
Booklet pages: 8
© 2013 Navona Records LLC
Review received and scheduled for publication

Listen: Joseph Summer: They Bore Him Barefaced On The Bier (track 3, 0:00-0:55)

Joseph Summer:
1 He Took Me By the Wrist (text: Shakespeare)

Kathryn Guthrie, soprano (Ophelia)
Miroslav Sekera, piano

Johannes Brahms:
2 Five Ophelia Songs (text: Shakespeare)

Kellie Van Horn, mezzo-soprano (Ophelia)
John McGinn, piano

Joseph Summer:
3 They Bore Him Barefaced on the Bier (text: Shakespeare)

Kathryn Guthrie, soprano (Ophelia)
Justin Vickers, tenor (Laertes)
Miroslav Sekera, piano

Richard Strauss:
Three Ophelia Songs Op 67 Nos 1-3 (text: Shakespeare)
4 Wie erkenn ich mein Treulieb vor andern nun
5 Guten Morgen, 's ist Senkt Valentinestag
6 Sie trugen ihn auf der Bahhre bloß

Andrea Chenoweth, soprano (Ophelia)
Miroslav Sekera, piano

Joseph Summer:

7 To My Sick Soul (Saint Valentine's Day) (text: Shakespeare)

Kathryn Guthrie, soprano (Ophelia)
Chad Sloan, baritone (Claudius)
Desiree Maira, mezzo-soprano (Gertrude)
Miroslav Sekera, piano

8 There is a Willow Grows Aslant A Brook (text: Shakespeare)

Desiree Maira, mezzo-soprano (Gertrude)
Miroslav Sekera, piano

Hector Berlioz:

9 La morte d'Ophélie (text: Ernest Legouvé, after Shakespeare)
Kellie Van Horn, mezzo-soprano
John McGinn, piano

Camille Saint-Saëns:

10 La morte d'Ophélie (text: Ernest Legouvé, after Shakespeare)
Andrea Chenoweth, soprano
John McGinn, piano

Robert Schumann:

11 Herzeleid (text: Titus Ulrich)
Andrea Chenoweth, soprano
John McGinn, piano

John Cage:
12 Ophelia
John McGinn, piano

Recorded 25-27 September 2011 (tracks 1, 3, 7-8) and 28 March 2012 (tracks 2, 4-6 and 9-12) at Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA, USA

Study scores and extended liner notes available on the CD


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