Susan Chilcott’s‘The Shining River’, new release on Opus Arte

Posted on 15 August 2013 by admin

10 years following her death from breast cancer at the age of 40 in 2003, Opus Arte are to release ‘The Shining River’, the album will feature a number of previously unheard recordings from a live recital given in 2001 at La Monnaie in Brussels, and Copland songs from the final recording before her death (Black Box, 2002).

Included on the new album are Copland’s Old American Songsand 12 Poems of Emily Dickinson, Britten’s Calypso, Berlioz’sLa Mort d’Ophélie, Vaughan Williams’s Orpheus with his Lute, and Richard Strauss’s Wie erkenn’ ich mein Treulieb vor andern nun?. Chilcott’s accompanist throughout the recording is pianist Iain Burnside.

The project has received the support of a number of high-profile artists, including conductor Sir Antonio Pappano.

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