Canadian mezzo-soprano, protégée of Jessye Norman and renowned for her Lieder. Recordings include Mahler, Schumann and Brahms on Fontec, Dorian and ATMA labels.
Susan PlattsFeb. 6, 2011
British-born Canadian Susan Platts brings a uniquely rich and wide-ranging voice to the concert and recital repertoire for mezzo-soprano. In 2004, as part of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, world-renowned soprano Jessye Norman chose Ms. Platts from 26 candidates worldwide to be her protégée. Ms. Platts performs at prestigious venues and with major orchestras, collaborating with conductors such as Sir Andrew Davis, Peter Oundjian, and Itzhak Perlman. She has appeared on many major art song series, among others, the Vocal Arts Society at the Kennedy Center and the Art of the Song Series at Lincoln Center in New York. Her recordings include Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde for Fontec Records, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen for Dorian Records, a CD of dramatic sacred art songs with pianist Dalton Baldwin and a CD of the music of Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms on the ATMA label.

LMMC return engagement.

RENA SHARON, piano

PROGRAMME:


BRAHMS          Wir wandelten, Opus 96 No. 2
                           Der Jäger, Opus 95 No. 4
                           Es träumte mir, Opus 57 No. 3

R. STRAUSS    Zueignung, Opus 10 No. 1
                           Die Nacht, Opus 10 No. 3
                           Allerseelen, Opus 10 No. 8


MAHLER          Kindertotenlieder
                                  Nun will die Sonn’ so hell aufgeh’n
                                  Nun seh’ ich wohl
                                  Wenn dein Mütterlein tritt zur Tür herein
                                  Oft denk’ ich, sie sind nur ausgegangen
                                  In diesem Wetter, in diesem Braus

MAHLER          Frühlingsmorgen
                          Hans und Grethe

KORNGOLD    Alt-spanisch, Opus 38 No. 3
                          Was du mir bist, Opus 22 No. 1

MAHLER          Rückert Lieder
                                  Liebst du um Schönheit
                                  Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder
                                  Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft
                                  Um Mitternacht
                                  Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen

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