Joyce DiDonato: Songplay | Erato 9029553438

Joyce DiDonato: Songplay

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Label: Erato

Cat No: 9029553438

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 1st February 2019

Contents

Artists

Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano)
Craig Terry (piano, harpsichord)
Charlie Porter (trumpet)
Lautaro Greco (bandoneon)
Chuck Israels (double bass)
Jimmy Madison (drums)

Works

Bock, Jerry

She Loves Me
» Will he like me?

Caccini, Giulio

Amarilli mia bella

Conti, Francesco

Quella fiama

Ellington, Duke

Solitude

Giordani, Giuseppe

Caro mio ben

Paisiello, Giovanni

La molinara
» Nel cor piu non mi sento

Parisotti, Alessandro

Se tu m'ami

Rodgers, Richard

With A Song In My Heart

Rosa, Salvatore

Star vicino

Scheer, Gene

Lean away

Shearing, George

Lullaby of Birdland

Torelli, Giuseppe

Tu lo sai

Vivaldi, Antonio

Arsilda, RV700
» Col piacer della mia fede (Act 1)
Il Giustino, RV717
» Vedro con mio diletto (Act 1)

Wrubel, Allie

The Masquerade is over

Artists

Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano)
Craig Terry (piano, harpsichord)
Charlie Porter (trumpet)
Lautaro Greco (bandoneon)
Chuck Israels (double bass)
Jimmy Madison (drums)

About

Joyce DiDonato greets you with a song in her heart and twinkle in her eye. The American mezzo-soprano’s album Songplay unites world-class musicians from the varied worlds of opera, jazz and tango in the pure pleasure of improvisation, experimentation and exchange. Together they create their own musical language, surprising listeners with timeless melodies transformed and universal stories retold over centuries; songs in English, in Italian and – naturally – in the universal language of music.

On Songplay, along with her hand-picked band led by pianist and arranger Craig Terry, Joyce draws inspiration from Cavalli and Chet Baker in equal measure. The languishing heart in Giordani’s Caro mio ben is as emotionally charged as Jerry Bock’s hopeful Will he like me?. Perhaps the most compelling reminder of how the music of Songplay breaks down divides is from DiDonato’s experience leading vocal and composition workshops in the New York prison Sing Sing, where one of the men who is incarcerated was particularly moved upon hearing her rendition of Caro mio ben: ‘I feel like I've known this song my whole life.’

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