Renee Fleming: Broadway (Vocal Recital CD)

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Renee Fleming: Broadway (Vocal Recital CD)

Grammy-winning soprano Renee Fleming announces her new album Broadway which celebrates musical theatre and features a diverse array of great songs for the stage by composers including Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Pasek  Paul, and Rogers  Hammerstein, as well as a special guest duet with the Hamilton, television and film star, Leslie Odom, Jr. Fleming made her Broadway musical debut as Nettie Fowler in the hit new production of Rodgers  Hammersteins beloved Carousel, and she received glowing reviews and a Tony nomination.

Renee Fleming says: The great, classic Broadway musicals were central to my childhood. I sang Eliza Doolittle twice before I was even out of high school. This repertoire is so rich, and the sheer quality of the music is so high, that its been a joy to record these songs. And along with the growth of popular music, the sound of musical theater has evolved over time. Composers like Jeanine Tesori, and Pasek  Paul, and even popular music icons like Sting, have enriched the genre. It s a living art form, enjoying a real boom right now, and it was a thrill for me to be able to include phenomenal songs that are absolutely current.

The new recording features a wide range of Broadway hits from the 1920s to the present, in sumptuous orchestrations (many commissioned specially for this album).

Among the songs are The Sound of Music, The Glamorous Life from A Little Night Music, Tell Me on A Sunday from Song and Dance, Wonderful Guy from South Pacific, Fable from The Light in the Piazza, and So Big So Small from Dear Evan Hansen. Flemings collaborators include Broadway legend Rob Fisher as music supervisor and conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra, as well as the incomparable bassist and jazz great Christian McBride, rising star pianist Dan Tepfer, and Grammy-winning producer David Frost.

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Most Western music is based on a system of notation that evolved around 1600 out of earlier practices. The starting point for any opera is the full score, which contains all individual voices and instruments arranged in a specific order on the page. The written music—representing the sounds a composer creates in his head—then comes to life performed by singers onstage and played by the orchestra.

 

 

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