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Release Date: Wednesday 2 October 2002
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"The world has been waiting for this voice for a long time - one that reminds you of how capable the human voice is of creating something of absolute beauty. Jamie pours all of her heart into every phrase of this deeply personal debut album. You will be utterly transported." - Joyce DiDonato
Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton burst upon the global opera and concert scene in recent years after having won many of the world's most prestigious prizes for vocal excellenceand accomplishments. Delos has scored a major coup in releasing her debut album.
Jamie's well-chosen program of late-Romantic repertoire begins with eight of Gustav Mahler's finest lieder - including his wonderful Five Rückert Songs - before treating us to the rare delights of Antonin Dvořák's song cycle Gypsy Songs. Her album concludes with even more seldom-heard selections from the many lovely Swedish-language songs of Finnish master Jean Sibelius.
'The long wait for Jamie Barton's debut recital disc was worth every minute. Barton, double winner of 2013's BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, is wonderfully idiomatic in Dvořák and Sibelius, and she and her pianist give a performance of Mahler's Rückert-Lieder that is up there with the greatest.' BBC Music Award WINNER 2018 - Solo Vocal
"The voice is rich, generous and vibrant, big but beautifully controlled, impeccably smooth throughout its range. It's the sort of instrument you could listen to all day, in any sort of repertoire...The disc's highlight, though, is the Sibelius, in which the mezzo pours her heart into grand, soaring accounts of some of the composer's most seductive songs." Gramophone Award Nomination 2017 - Solo Vocal
Gypsy Melodies (7), Op. 55 (B104)
Rückert-Lieder (5 songs, complete)
Ich ging mit Lust (Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit)
Erinnerung (Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit)
Scheiden und Meiden (Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit)
Svarta rosor, Op. 36 No. 1 (Ernst Josephson)
Säf, säf, susa, Op. 36 No. 4 (Text: Gustav Fröding)
Flickan kom från sin älsklings möte, Op. 37, No. 5
Kyssens hopp, Op. 13 No. 2
Marssnön, Op. 36 No. 5
Var det en dröm? Op. 37 No. 4 (J.J. Wecksell)