The Artist at 50: Art Songs by Composers at Midlife / Givens, Hesse

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The present release features works for soprano and piano by Daron Aric Hagen, Johannes Brahms, Jules Massenet, John Duke, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Seymour Barab, Erik Satie, Charles Gounod, Dmitri Shostakovich, Roger Quilter, Robert Franz, Cecile Chaminade, Aaron Copland, Josephine Lang, Florence Price, Ann Rivers Witherspoon, Amy Beach, Camille Saint-Saëns, Leonard Bernstein, and Margaret Bonds.

American soprano Melissa Givens moves and excites audiences and critics alike with a rich, powerful tone, crystalline clarity, and intelligent musical interpretations. Especially noted for her expressiveness and elegance on the stage, she’s been hailed as a singer whose music making is “consistently rewarding” and “a pleasure to hear.” Givens is also an extremely versatile artist, regularly performing repertoire from the Baroque era through music of the 21st century.

Product Description:

  • Release Date: August 05, 2022

  • Catalog Number: CRC3922

  • UPC: 044747392226

  • Label: Centaur Records

  • Number of Discs: 1

  • Composer: Seymour Barab, Amy Beach, Leonard Bernstein, Margaret Bonds, Johannes Brahms, Cecile Chaminade, Aaron Copland, John Duke, Robert Franz, Charles Gounod, Daron Aric Hagen, Josephine Lang, Jules Massenet, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Florence Price, Roger Quilter, Camille Saint-Saens, Erik Satie, Dmitri Shostakovich, Ann Rivers Witherspoon

  • Performer: Melissa Givens, Shannon Hesse