Two Little Words

Two Little Words

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Dame Felicity Palmer (mezzo-soprano)
Simon Lepper (piano)

Celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the start of Dame Felicity Palmer’s illustrious and continuing career, this album presents the acclaimed mezzo-soprano alongside pianist Simon Lepper performing a recital programme that marks this major milestone.

Featuring works by diverse composers such as Benjamin Britten, Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Madeleine Dring and Stephen Sondheim, this recital offers listeners to join Dame Felicity in the memories of her work and mark her return, after many years working in opera, to the challenging and fulfilling world of song repertoire.

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Tracklist

Michael Head (1900-1976)
1. Foxgloves

Marshall Palmer (1906-1994)
2. Music when soft voices die

Alan Murray (1890-1952)
3. I’ll walk beside you

Carrie Jacobs-Bond (1862-1946)
4. When you come to the end of a perfect day

Joseph Horovitz (b. 1926)
5. Lady Macbeth

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
6. La Belle est au jardin d’amour
7. Quand j’étais chez mon père

Manuel da Falla (1876-1946)
8. El Paño Moruno
9. Nana
10. Polo

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
11. Das Mädchen, D. 652

Marshall Palmer (1906-1994)
12. Das zerbrochene Ringlein

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
13. Da unten im Thale

Franz Schubert
14. Romanze aus Rosamunde, D. 797

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
15. Nyet, tol’ko tot kto znal, Op. 6, No. 6
16. Noch’, Op. 73, No 2
17. Atchevo?, Op. 6, No. 5

Madeleine Dring (1923-1977)
18. Song of a Nightclub Proprietress

Stephen Sondheim (b. 1930)
19. Losing my Mind

John Pritchett (dates unknown)
20. Siren Song

May H. Brahe (1884-1956)
21. Two Little Words

'With her mezzo still steady and her diction a model, she is able to convey the varied repertoire here with admirable focus and expressivity, ideally supported by expert accompanist Simon Lepper.'

- BBC Music Magazine

'With her mezzo still steady and her diction a model, she is able to convey the varied repertoire here with admirable focus and expressivity, ideally supported by expert accompanist Simon Lepper.'
BBC Music Magazine

'It’s a wonderfully intimate disc that communicates the tangible enjoyment that she and Lepper find in performing together […] Time has inevitably taken its toll on Palmer’s voice, though her way with her material is, as one might expect, penetratingly insightful […] Lepper is unfailingly supportive and comparably insightful […] It’s a lovely disc. Do listen to it.'
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Credits
© 2017 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2017 Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10199
Producer, engineer & editor: Tony Faulkner
Executive producer: Adam Binks
EAN: 5060262791042
Cover image: Robert Workman