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Anne Sofie von Otter – A Simple Song

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A brief glance at the list of contents is enough to reveal who the singer is – only Anne Sofie von Otter could have come up with a programme as varied and wide-ranging. And only von Otter could hold it together seamlessly by finding the resonances between these very different pieces, and bringing them out with a rare ability of embracing different singing styles and expressive registers: to paraphrase Bernstein in his A Simple Song, Anne Sofie von Otter never fails to ‘sing like she likes to sing’.

From Liszt to Pärt and from Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony to Richard Rodgers’ Sound of Music, von Otter is supported by her long-time accompanist Bengt Forsberg, here at the organ instead of his usual piano. At various points in the programme they are joined by a number of musical friends, in the organ loft of St James’s Church in central Stockholm – the very church where the young von Otter began her singing career as a chorister and, together with Forsberg, gave one of her very first public concerts.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Bernstein, Leonard
01 A Simple Song, from Mass 04:30 $ 1.10 USD
  Composer: Copland, Aaron
02 I’ve heard an organ talk sometimes 02:05 $ 0.51 USD
  Composer: Ives, Charles E.
03 Serenity 02:27 $ 0.61 USD
  Composer: Mahler, Gustav
04 Es sungen drei Engel 04:08 $ 1.01 USD
05 Urlicht 05:03 $ 1.24 USD
  Composer: Strauss, Richard
06 Traum durch die Dämmerung 02:45 $ 0.68 USD
07 Morgen 04:04 $ 1.00 USD
  Composer: Pärt, Arvo
08 My Heart’s in the Highlands 07:00 $ 1.72 USD
  Composer: Duruflé, Maurice
09 Pie Jesu, from Requiem 03:39 $ 0.90 USD
  Composer: Messiaen, Olivier
  Trois mélodies (1930) 06:24
10 Pourquoi ? 02:01 $ 0.49 USD
11 Le sourire 01:42 $ 0.42 USD
12 La fiancée perdue 02:41 $ 0.67 USD
  Composer: Poulenc, Francis
13 Priez pour paix 02:02 $ 0.51 USD
  Composer: Martin, Frank
14 Agnus Dei, from Requiem 05:50 $ 1.43 USD
  Composer: Pärt, Arvo
15 Es sang vor langen Jahren 04:48 $ 1.18 USD
  Composer: Liszt, Franz
16 Ave Maria III (Sposalizio), S. 60 07:26 $ 1.83 USD
  Composer: Rodgers, Richard
  from The Sound of Music
17 Climb ev’ry mountain 04:33 $ 1.22 USD
  Album total 69:01
Bernstein, Leonard
Bierbaum, Otto Julius
Brentano, Clemens
Dickinson, Emily
Hammerstein II, Oscar
Mackay, John Henry
Messiaen, Olivier
Orleans, Charles d'
Sauvage, Cecile
Schwartz, Stephen
Whittier, John Greenleaf
ComposerBernstein, Leonard
Copland, Aaron
Duruflé, Maurice
Ives, Charles E.
Liszt, Franz
Mahler, Gustav
Martin, Frank
Messiaen, Olivier
Poulenc, Francis
Pärt, Arvo
Rodgers, Richard
Strauss, Richard
Electric guitarFredriksson, Fabian
Mezzo-sopranoOtter, Anne Sofie von
OrganForsberg, Bengt
FluteBezaly, Sharon
HarpNilsson, Margareta
ViolinSparf, Nils-Erik
CelloMcLeod, Marie
ViolaNisbeth, Ellen

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