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Vocal Works

Vocal Works

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Norwegian soprano Mari Eriksmoen is undoubtedly a rising star at the moment, following successful appearances at the Opéra-Comique in Paris, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Oper Frankfurt, Komische Oper Berlin, and Teatro alla Scala in Milan. On the concert stage she has made recent important appearances with the Orchestre de Paris, Berliner Philharmoniker, Oslo Philharmonic, and Münchner Philharmoniker among others. Here she joins the Bergen Philharmonic and Edward Gardner for a powerful album of orchestral songs, coupling Britten’s Les Illuminations and Four French Songs with a selection of Cantaloube’s inimitable Songs of the Auvergne. Eriksmoen spent a year studying in Paris, and proves an effective and natural singer of the French language. As she mentions in her program note: ‘It is highly demanding to sing in French when it is not one’s native tongue, but I have always felt at home when singing in French and nurture an emotional attachment to the French language.’

REVIEWS:

One cannot can’t praise Eriksmoen enough for the accuracy of her singing, its tonal beauty, and her absorption in the text. There are running passages, exposed intervals, and those chromatic steps to contend with. She faces every challenge with ease.

-- Fanfare

In Britten’s Les illuminations, the generally belllike accuracy of Norwegian soprano Mari Eriksmoen’s singing is more than matched by the expressive truth of her interpretations. She is most beguiling when floating her voice weightlessly and with a serene joie de vivre in ‘Antique’, perfectly partnered by the lovely violin playing of the Bergen Philharmonic leader Melina Mandozzi.

-- BBC Music Magazine

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Product Description:


  • Release Date: November 05, 2021


  • UPC: 095115528921


  • Catalog Number: CHSA 5289


  • Label: Chandos


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Period: 20th Century


  • Composer: Benjamin Britten, Marie-Joseph Cantaloube de Malaret


  • Conductor: Edward Gardner


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra


  • Performer: Mari Eriksmoen



Works:


  1. Chansons Françaises (4)

    Composer: Benjamin Britten

    Ensemble: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

    Performer: Mari Eriksmoen (Soprano)

    Conductor: Edward Gardner


  2. Songs of the Auvergne (excerpts)

    Composer: Marie-Joseph Cantaloube

    Ensemble: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

    Performer: Mari Eriksmoen (Soprano)

    Conductor: Edward Gardner


  3. Les illuminations, Op. 18

    Composer: Benjamin Britten

    Ensemble: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

    Performer: Mari Eriksmoen (Soprano)

    Conductor: Edward Gardner