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Amanda Roocroft
None but the Lonely Heart

 
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) 

1 Zakatilos solntse  (The sun has set)      1.52  
2 Kolïbel'naya pesnya (Cradle Song)        3.50
3 Otchevo? (Why?)                                 2.44
4 Snova, kak prezhde(Once again alone)  2.09
5 Zabït tak skoro (So soon forgotten)       3.28
6 None but the lonely heart                     3.29  
 
CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862-1918) 
Cinq poèmes de Baudelaire
      
7 I Le Balcon                                         8.37
8 II Harmonie du soir                             4.14
9 III Le jet d’eau                                   5.45 
10 IV Receuillement                               4.45 
11 V La mort des amants                        3.10
 
RICHARD STRAUSS (1865-1949) 
12 Ständchen op.17 no. 2                       2.48
13 Allerseelen op.10 no. 8                      3.10
14 Glückes genug op.37 no. 1                 2.29
15 Befreit op.39 no. 4                             4.59
16 Ruhe, meine Seele op.27 no. 1           3.46
17 Heimliche Aufforderung op.27 no. 3     3.14
18 Cäcilie op.27 no. 2                             2.03

Total time:    67.04
 
Recorded at Champs Hill, Pulborough, England,
April 14 and July 18 & 19, 2007
 
AMANDA ROOCROFT  soprano
MALCOLM MARTINEAU  piano

 

Catalogue No: ONYX4022

Now here’s a rare event – amazingly, the first song recital disc ever from one of Britain’s best-loved sopranos, Amanda Roocroft, accompanied by the ever-excellent Malcolm Martineau.
 
Amanda Roocroft has now entered the deserved summer of her career. Winner of the Olivier Award 2007 for her outstanding portrayal of Jenufa at English National Opera, she is now recognised as our leading lyric-dramatic soprano, with ever finer clarity and precision. 
 
Her 2007 London recital of Tchaikovsky and Strauss drew this from the Financial Times’  Andrew Clark:
 
If you are lucky, a song recitalist will take you to the edge of an inner world. A select few know how to draw you in further. And then there’s Amanda Roocroft. Her peachy soprano may be what we hear, but it is her heart that does the singing... This recital revealed Roocroft at the peak of her powers – a fully matured artist who combines technical and interpretative control with emotional freedom…. Such sincerity of feeling is only possible from someone who has lived a life. The striking quality about “None but the lonely heart” was the manner in which art concealed art – one of Roocroft’s golden charms. ..A rapturous “Ständchen”… impossible not to be swept along by “Heimliche Aufforderung”, and the ecstatic ardour of “Befreit” was overwhelming. Roocroft understands that the essence of the art song is not its outer beauty of form but its inner depth of feeling.  She is a national treasure. (25 May 2007)

 

 

 

 

 


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Track Number
Title
Duration
MP3
1
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
Zakatilos solntse (The sun has set)
01:52
2
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
Kolïbel'naya pesnya (Cradle Song)
03:50
3
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
Otchevo? (Why?)
02:44
4
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
Snova kak prezhde (Once again alone)
02:09
5
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
Zabït tak skoro (So soon forgotten)
03:28
6
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
None but the lonely heart
03:29
7
Debussy, Claude
Cinq poèmes de Baudelaire: I Le Balcon
08:37
8
Debussy, Claude
Cinq poèmes de Baudelaire: II Harmonie du soir
04:14
9
Debussy, Claude
Cinq poèmes de Baudelaire: III Le jet d’eau
05:45
10
Debussy, Claude
Cinq poèmes de Baudelaire: IV Receuillement
04:45
11
Debussy, Claude
Cinq poèmes de Baudelaire: V La mort des amants
03:10
12
Strauss, Richard
Ständchen op.17 no. 2
02:48
13
Strauss, Richard
Allerseelen op.10 no. 8
03:10
14
Strauss, Richard
Glückes genug op.37 no. 1
02:29
15
Strauss, Richard
Befreit op.39 no. 4
04:59
16
Strauss, Richard
Ruhe meine Seele op.27 no. 1
03:46
17
Strauss, Richard
Heimliche Aufforderung op.27 no. 3
03:14
18
Strauss, Richard
Cäcilie op.27 no. 2
02:03

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1. TCHAIKOVSKY: Otchevo? (Why?)
01:00
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2. TCHAIKOVSKY: None but the lonely heart
01:36
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3. DEBUSSY: Cinq poèmes de Baudelaire: II Harmonie du soir
01:00
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4. R. STRAUSS: Ruhe, meine Seele op.27 no. 1
01:00
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5. R. STRAUSS: Cäcilie op.27 no. 2
01:18
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