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Introducing Patrice Michaels

Patrice Michaels

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The program includes “Monicas Waltz” from Menottis The Medium; a Vivaldi cantata; a Lully divertissement; and songs by Haydn, Colbran, Dalayrac, Mendelssohn, Mussorgsky, Delibes, Fauré, Honegger, Argento, Vaughan Williams, and Lili Boulanger.

Special Budget-priced “Cedille Artist” Compilations

The four titles in the series showcase the labels most prolific recording artists (Dmitry Paperno, Easley Blackwood, David Schrader, and Patrice Michaels). If you havent heard these outstanding artists yet, the new, budget-priced Cedille Artist series makes for an easy introduction to these acclaimed, Chicago-based musicians. These generous compilations – all over 70 minutes long – come with many complete works, not just short excerpts. Each is programmed to demonstrate the musicians full range of artistry over a wide variety of music styles.

Preview Excerpts

Gian Carlo Menotti: The Medium
CDR 90000 034
with Chicago Opera Theater

1
Menotti: Monica’s Waltz (5:43)

Vivaldi: All ombra di sospetto, R.V. 178

(10:18)

A Vivaldi Concert
CDR 90000 025
with the Chicago Baroque Ensemble

2
Recit: All ombra di sospetto (0:18)
3
Aria: Avezzo non e il core (5:10)
4
Recit: O quanti amanti, o quanti (0:57)
5
Aria: Mentiti contenti (3:47)

Songs of the Classical Age
CDR 90000 049
with David Schrader, fortepiano

6
Haydn: Pleasing Pain (2:18)
7
Colbran: Mi lagnero tacendo (2:08)
8
Dalayrac: Quand le bien-aime reviendra (2:50)

Lully: Seconde Divertissement

(9:34)

The World of Lully
CDR 90000 043
with the Chicago Baroque Ensemble

9
Menuet from Alceste (0:58)
10
C est la saison d aimer from Alceste (1:32)
11
Recit: Suivons de si douces loix from Ballet d Alcidiane (1:48)
12
Gavotte from Amadis (1:16)
13
Gigue: Les Plaisirs nous suivent from Amadis (3:56)

Songs of the Romantic Age
CDR 90000 019
with Deborah Sobol, piano

14
Mendelssohn: Bei der Wiege, Op. 47, No. 6 (2:27)
15
Mussorgsky: Where are you little star? (3:10)
16
Delibes: Les filles de Cadix (3:47)

20th Century Baroque
CDR 90000 011
with the Rembrandt Chamber Players

17
Argento: Sleep from Six Elizabethan Songs (3:31)
18
Argento: Spring from Six Elizabethan Songs (1:40)

Clearings in the Sky (CDR 90000 054)

with Rebecca Rollins, piano

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Faure: Tristesse (2:51)
20
Boulanger: Reflets (3:02)
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Boulanger: Elle etait descendue (2:00)
22
Boulanger: Elle est gravement gaie (1:47)
23
Honegger: Vocalise-Etude (2:11)

To Be Sung Upon the Water (CDR 90000 029)

with Elizabeth Buccheri, piano; Larry Combs, clarinet; Jeffrey Kust, guitar; Elliott Golub, violin

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Argento: when faces called flowers from Songs about Spring (2:26)
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Argento: Prologue: Shadow and Substance from To Be Sung Upon the Water (3:33)
26
Argento: Giacomo Puccini from Letters from Composers (2:29)
27
Vaughan Williams: Good-Bye (2:24) from Along the Field

What the Critics Are Saying



“Nothing short of spectacular . . . “

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Program Notes

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Patrice Michaels

Notes by Cedille Records

Patrice Michaels has concertized extensively, appearing with noted ensembles including the St. Louis, Atlanta, Milwaukee, San Antonio, Phoenix, and Shanghai Symphonies, the Minnesota Orchestra, Chicago’s Grant Park Orchestra and Music of the Baroque, the Maryland Handel Festival, the Dallas Bach Society, the Chicago Baroque Ensemble, and Boston Baroque. Conductors with whom she has collaborated include Robert Shaw, Stanislaw Skrowzczewski, Nicolas McGegan, Joseph Silverstein, Andrew Parrott, and Zdenek Macal. Ms. Michaels has sung with opera companies throughout North America including Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Cleveland Opera, Milwaukee’s Florentine Opera, the Tacoma Opera, Colorado’s Central City Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, and at the Banff Centre in Canada. A highlight of her 1999-2000 season was a recital tour of Belize and Havana, Cuba with Trio Chicago and Friends.

Album Details

Total Time: 71:22


Producer:
James Ginsburg

Engineer:
Bill Maylone

Cover Photo:
Nesha & Kumiko Fotodesign

Design:
Melanie Germond

© 2000 Cedille Records/Cedille Chicago

CDR 5004