Measha Brueggergosman and pianist Justus Zeyen interpret well- and little-known songs of Duparc, de Falla, Hahn, Liszt, Schubert, and others chosen for their soulful depth, variety, and beauty.
Measha Brueggergosman about Night and Dreams: “We wanted something that was languid, sexy, romantic, different. Also, it’s repertoire that gives me the chance to really let go.”
She projects drama, passion, comedy, or charm as needed in any of the languages she speaks, essential for a Lieder and chanson singer who must make words come alive with meaning, color, and esprit as well as vocal quality
The fervent response to her “triumphant DG debut recital” (Gramophone) makes this follow-up album a must for fans of this rising star.
Die Nacht, Op.10, No.3 - Die Nacht
Fünf Lieder, op.106 - 1. Ständchen "Der Mond steht über dem Berg"
"Oh, quand je dors" S 282 - Oh, quand je dors
Melodies Op. 23 - Notre amour
Cinco Canciones Negras - 4. Canción de cuna para dormir a un negrito
Métamorphoses - 2. C'est ainsi que tu es
An den Mond, D. 193
Clair de lune, Op.46, No.2
Anoiteceu - Piano arrangement by Klaus Müller - Anoiteceu
Chansons grises - 5. L'heure exquise
Le Temps Des Lilas
Siete canciones populares españolas - 5. Nana. Tranquillo
Wiegenlied, Op.41, No.1 - Wiegenlied
Spanisches Liederbuch - In dem Schatten meiner Locken
Abendempfindung an Laura, K.523
Strauss (R): Sechs Lieder, Op. 17 - Ständchen
“In a programme that moves, as in dreams, from land to land without seeming to notice, this delicately attuned soprano and her ever-wakeful pianist drift wherever Morpheus calls most beguilingly. The lullabies, serenades, evocations of moonlight and invocations to sleep are sweetly voiced and extended to include the tender observations of a lover's repose or (in Fauré's "Notre amour") the lively appreciation of love itself. The "exquisite hour" is not so drowsy as to become merely soporific, and the expressive range is perhaps surprisingly wide.”
23rd April 2010
“This is a recital to treasure, one that I’ve been playing repeatedly...Everything she sings is radiated by an instinctive musicality, breadth of phrasing and generosity of spirit: here is someone evidently singing for love not money and she has the gift of making the music glow.”
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