Joyce DiDonato – Into the Fire (2018) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Joyce DiDonato – Into the Fire (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:17:28 minutes | 1,18 GB | Genre: Classical, Vocal
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Erato / Warner Classics

Recorded live at London’s celebrated Wigmore Hall, this captivating recital by Joyce DiDonato and the Brentano Quartet was conceived around Jake Heggie’s song cycle Camille Claudel: Into the Fire, a work written for DiDonato – she describes it as “one of most moving projects I’ve ever been part of”. Songs by Debussy and Strauss and a quartet movement by Guillaume Lekeu complete the programme, which prompted the Financial Times to write that “the beauty and range” of DiDonato’s singing “are surely now at their impressive peak.”

DiDonato and her collaborators here…carry the colour of voice and string quartet through the recital…And the highest compliment I can pay all three of the arrangers is that it sounds as if those sounds were conceived and swathed this way all along…[Into the Fire] is a wonderful calling card for DiDonato. Small wonder she has become something of a muse for Heggie. – Gramophone Magazine, October 2018


(arr. Misha Amory and Mark Steinberg)
1. Du meines Herzens Krönelein, Op.21/2
2. All mein’ Gedanken, Op.21/1
3. Die Nacht, Op.10/3
4. Ach Lieb, ich muß nun scheiden, Op. 21/3
5. Traum durch die Dämmerung, Op.29/1

6. Molto adagio

CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862-1918)
Trois chansons de Bilitis (arr. Jake Heggie)
7. I. La Flûte de Pan
8. II. La Chevelure
9. III. Le Tombeau des Naïades

JAKE HEGGIE (b.1961)
Camille Claudel: Into the Fire
10. Prelude: Awakening
11. I. Rodin
12. II. La Valse
13. III. Shakuntala
14. IV. La Petite Châtelaine
15. V. The Gossips
16. VI. L’Âge mûr
17. VII. Epilogue: Jessie Lipscomb visits Camille Claudel, Montdevergues Asylum, 1929

18. Morgen!, Op.27/4 (arr. Mark Steinberg)

19. (Peace, peace) … Silent Night (arr. Brentano String Quartet)

Joyce DiDonato mezzo-soprano
Brentano String Quartet
Mark Steinberg violin · Serena Canin violin · Misha Amory viola · Nina Lee cello