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Introducing Patrice Michaels
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Cedille Records CDR 5004

"Nothing short of spectacular . . . "
(Cleveland Plain Dealer)

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.
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Click the Cedille Player at the upper left to hear excerpts from the tracks highlighted in red below. These have been carefully chosen as representative of the recording program.

PROGRAM (71:22)

Gian Carlo Menotti: The Medium
CDR 90000 034
with Chicago Opera Theater
1. Menotti: Monica’s Waltz (5:43)

A Vivaldi Concert
CDR 90000 025
with the Chicago Baroque Ensemble
Vivaldi: All ombra di sospetto, R.V. 178 (10:18)
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)

The World of Lully
CDR 90000 043
with the Chicago Baroque Ensemble
Lully: Seconde Divertissement (9:34)
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
19. Faure: Tristesse (2:51)
20. Boulanger: Reflets (3:02)
21. 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
24. Argento: when faces called flowers from Songs about Spring (2:26)
25. 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

Producer: James Ginsburg / Engineer: Bill Maylone / Cover Photo: Nesha & Kumiko Fotodesign / Design: Melanie Germond