André Previn: Diversions; Songs

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About the Album

With composer Andreé Previn at the piano, Renée Fleming performs The Giraffes Go to Hamburg and Three Dickinson Songs.

Renée Fleming, star of Previn's opera A Streetcar Named Desire, takes the honors in The Giraffes Go to Hamburg. It's a piece on animal suffering, whose quirkiness probably requires a Fleming to bring it off. She rounds off the disc with Previn at the piano for Three Dickinson Songs, notable as much as anything else for his sure feel for instrumental color. The third song, the beautiful and atmospheric Good Morning Midnight, makes a superb end to the program.

Keith Clarke

Recording info

Release Date: July 10, 2001
Label: Decca
CD / Download: 1
ASIN: B00005AX5W