Joyce DiDonato greets you with a song in her heart and twinkle in her eye. The American mezzo-soprano’s album Songplay unites world-class musicians from the varied worlds of opera, jazz and tango in the pure pleasure of improvisation, experimentation and exchange. Together they create their own musical language, surprising listeners with timeless melodies transformed and universal stories retold over centuries; songs in English, in Italian and – naturally – in the universal language of music.
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Parisotti & Rosa: Arie Antiche, Book 1: "Se tu m'ami" / "Star vicino"
Torelli: "Tu lo sai"
Wrubel: (I'm Afraid) The Masquerade is Over
Shearing: "Lullaby of Birdland"
Bock: "Will He Like Me?" (from She Loves Me!)
Caccini Le nuove musiche: VIII. "Amarilli, mia bella"
Scheer (arr. Thomas): Lean Away
Vivaldi: "Col piacer della mia fede" (from Arsilda, regina di Ponto)
Vivaldi: "Vedrò con mio diletto" (from Giustino)
Ellington/DeLange & Mills: (In My) Solitude
Conti: Doppo tante e tante pene: XVII. "Quella Fiamma"
Giordan: Caro mio ben
Paisiello: "Nel cor più non mi sento" (from La Molinara)
RodgersHart:"With a Song in My Heart" (from Spring is Here)
Joyce DiDonato (mezzo), Steve Barnett (percussion), Jimmy Madison (drums), Craig Terry (piano/harpsichord), Chuck Israels (double bass), Charlie Porter (trumpet/flugelhorn), Lautaro Greco (bandonéon)