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I Carry Your Heart
Ruth Ann Swenson, Vincenzo Bellini, Gioachino Rossini
I Carry Your Heart
Genres: Pop, Classical
 
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Ruth Ann Swenson has progressed from being one of opera's great voices to one of its finest singing actresses. Unaccountably, her recording career has lagged behind. In this varied but oddly cohesive program that ranges ...  more »

     
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Ruth Ann Swenson has progressed from being one of opera's great voices to one of its finest singing actresses. Unaccountably, her recording career has lagged behind. In this varied but oddly cohesive program that ranges from 17th- century Francesco Cavalli to 20th-century composers such as Reynaldo Hahn and John Duke, her robust lyric/coloratura voice rings out just a bit too operatically, though she beautifully captures the rapture of Hahn's L'heure exquise. Most of this repertoire will be unfamiliar even to the most educated music lovers, but there are major finds, such as Afred Bachelet's Chere nuit. --David Patrick Stearns

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Ravishing vocalism; Ruth Ann Swenson makes magic.
09/25/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This recital is splendid. Swenson has chosen a program that not only suits her voice perfectly, but that also has its own continuity. In "Stornello," Swenson coveys a blend of coyness and blatant nonchalance. The Schubert cycle is beautifully done, intimate in tone and wholly appealing. Swenson does an especially lovely job on the Hahn selections: "Si mes vers avaient des ailes" and "L'heure exquise." This is a CD to listen to again and again. A disc to cherish."