Laura Stricking & Joy Schreier – Confessions (2020) [FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Laura Stricking & Joy Schreier – Confessions (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 01:01:15 minutes | 947 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Yarlung Records

Soprano Laura Strickling returns to the Yarlung family with Confessions, a personal triumph and journey into contemporary art song repertoire. The album opens with Laura’s haunting interpretation of Clarice Assad’s vulnerable and intimate song cycle Confessions and Gilda Lyons’ evocative Songs of Lament and Praise written to anonymous Irish poems and prayers from the 10th, 11th and 12th centuries.

Yarlung fans know Laura well from her spectacular concert recording of James Matheson’s Times Alone, which she performed with Tom Sauer at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Many of you joined us for this concert. It remains one of my favorite musical memories.

And now with Confessions, join Laura as she explores her personal strengths and weaknesses through songs written by leading 21st Century composers, many of whom are close personal friends. We travel with Laura through a complex psychological landscape as we lament the death of a child, fight the temptations of yet another helping of coffee or pistachio ice cream, or hope for redemption through love. Laura takes us on a terrific journey. (Bob Attiyeh)

I love singing and I love song. Not a surprising declaration for a singer, you might think. But why song, in particular? First: Words matter. When a composer sets beautiful and important words to music, we hear, understand, and internalize them in a different way than we do when we read them or hear these words as speech. In the course of any recital the audience learns something about who I am as a singer, but also who I am as a person – what I believe, what moves me, my insecurities, my struggles, my fears, my hopes, what makes me happy.

“…brought a flexible voice, crystalline diction, and warm presence…” (The New York Times)

Tracklist

01. Laura Stricking & Joy Schreier – Confessions: No. 1, What Will They Think?
02. Laura Stricking & Joy Schreier – Confessions: No. 2, Fixation
03. Laura Stricking & Joy Schreier – Confessions: No. 3, Turn Back the Clock
04. Laura Stricking & Joy Schreier – Songs of Lament & Praise: No. 1, Eve’s Lament
05. Laura Stricking & Joy Schreier – Songs of Lament & Praise: No. 2, Deirdre’s Lament
06. Laura Stricking & Joy Schreier – Songs of Lament & Praise: No. 3, Hymn to the Archangel Michael
07. Laura Stricking & Joy Schreier – Songs of Lament & Praise: No. 4, A Mother’s Lament
08. Laura Stricking & Joy Schreier – Songs of Lament & Praise: No. 5, An Even-Song
09. Laura Stricking & Joy Schreier – How to Get Heat Without Fire: No. 1, Why I Wear My Hair Long
10. Laura Stricking & Joy Schreier – How to Get Heat Without Fire: No. 2, Saying Goodbye
11. Laura Stricking & Joy Schreier – How to Get Heat Without Fire: No. 3, The Pocketbook
12. Laura Stricking & Joy Schreier – How to Get Heat Without Fire: No. 4, How to Get Heat Without Fire
13. Laura Stricking & Joy Schreier – To See What I See
14. Laura Stricking & Joy Schreier – 3 Teasdale Songs: No. 1, I Would Live in Your Love
15. Laura Stricking & Joy Schreier – 3 Teasdale Songs: No. 2, Absence
16. Laura Stricking & Joy Schreier – 3 Teasdale Songs: No. 3, Spring Rain
17. Laura Stricking & Joy Schreier – Righty, 1966

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