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Panache

by Julie Nesrallah & Caroline Leonardelli

Mezzo Soprano and classical harp songs from Europe including Italian, French, and German compositions by masters including Ravel, Debussy, and Monteverdi.
Genre: Classical: Chamber Music
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1. Nel cor più non mi sento Julie Nesrallah & Caroline Léonardelli
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2. Tre Ariette, No.1, Il fervido desiderio Julie Nesrallah & Caroline Léonardelli
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3. Tre Ariette, No.2, Dolente immagine di Fille mia Julie Nesrallah & Caroline Léonardelli
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4. Tre Ariette, No. 3, Vaga luna che inargenti Julie Nesrallah & Caroline Léonardelli
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5. Lasciatemi Morire Julie Nesrallah & Caroline Léonardelli
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6. O Leggiadri Occhi Belli Julie Nesrallah & Caroline Léonardelli
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7. La lettre du Jardinier Julie Nesrallah & Caroline Léonardelli
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8. À Sa Guitare Julie Nesrallah & Caroline Léonardelli
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9. Three Byron Songs Op. 95: I. Die Tochter Jephtas Julie Nesrallah & Caroline Léonardelli
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10. Three Byron Songs, Op. 95: II. An den Mond Julie Nesrallah & Caroline Léonardelli
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11. Three Byron Songs, Op. 95: III. Dem Helden Julie Nesrallah & Caroline Léonardelli
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12. Nuit d’étoiles Julie Nesrallah & Caroline Léonardelli
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13. Fleur des blés Julie Nesrallah & Caroline Léonardelli
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14. Beau Soir Julie Nesrallah & Caroline Léonardelli
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15. Mai, Op.1, No. 2 Julie Nesrallah & Caroline Léonardelli
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16. En Prière Julie Nesrallah & Caroline Léonardelli
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17. Cinq mélodies populaires grecques: I. Chanson de la mariée Julie Nesrallah & Caroline Léonardelli
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18. Cinq mélodies populaires grecques: II. Là-bas, vers église Julie Nesrallah & Caroline Léonardelli
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19. Cinq mélodies populaires grecques: III. Quel galant m'est com Julie Nesrallah & Caroline Léonardelli
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20. Cinq mélodies populaires grecques: IV. Chanson des cueilleuses Julie Nesrallah & Caroline Léonardelli
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21. Cinq mélodies populaires grecques: V. Tout Gai! Julie Nesrallah & Caroline Léonardelli
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Julie Nesrallah ~ Mezzo Soprano
Described by Pacific Opera Victoria Artistic Director, Timothy Vernon, as “a future supernova,” Julie Nesrallah has achievements and standards of musical excellence established across the continent. Whether on the opera stage, performing oratorio, recital or symphonic works, cabaret or Argentine tangos, Miss Nesrallah is an extremely versatile and compelling singing actress, at ease in all styles, who dazzles audiences with her rich tone, agility, and deeply expressive communicative skills.

Miss Nesrallah is cast in principal roles by leading opera companies across North America and abroad. Roles include Carmen (Carmen), Isabella (L’Italiana in Algeri), Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Angelina (La Cenerentola), Der Komponist (Ariadne auf Naxos), Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), Maddalena
(Rigoletto), Meg Page (Falstaff), Anita (West Side Story.

Caroline Léondardelli – Classical Harpist
Caroline Léonardelli, classical harpist, has an accomplished career at as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral musician, and teacher. Born in France, Caroline graduated with first prize in harp from the Paris Conservatoire under the guidance of Jacqueline Borot at the age of 18. Caroline went on to advanced study with Judy Loman at McGill University. During her youth Caroline studied in France with Lily Laskine, one of the most celebrated harpists of the 20th century.

Caroline is Principal Harpist with the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestre Symphonique de Gatineau. Caroline’s recording projects include the recently released and critically acclaimed Impressionism by the Para Arpa harp duo with Caroline Lizotte, and A Conte de Noel with the Ottawa Bach Choir. Caroline is a member of the Four Season’s Harp Quartet with harpists Jennifer Swartz, Lori Gemmell, and Caroline Lizotte.

"A jewel of a recording
Mezzo-soprano Julie Nesrallah and harpist Caroline Léonardelli complement each other wonderfully on Panache."
Richard Todd
The Ottawa Citizen
Panache (Centaur Classics)Rating ****
What is the colour of Julie Nesrallah’s voice? Honey and occasionally caramel come to mind, but most of all one thinks of dusky gold. And what colour corresponds to Caroline Léonardelli’s playing?
Pearl, without a doubt. If you can imagine the musical equivalent of a golden broach studded with perfect pearls, you’ll have an idea of how this CD sounds.
More specifically, it includes 21 songs by nine composers. In most cases the harp accompaniments are arrangements of keyboard or orchestral originals. This isn’t as simple a process as it may seem.
Even though the written music for harp looks similar to that of the piano and is played with two hands, the harp has neither the piano’s dynamic range nor quite the same degree of chromatic flexibility.
The arrangements work well, even if it’s hard not to imagine the original piano setting hiding in the notes in Schumann’s Three Byron Songs, op. 95. Monteverdi’s Lasciatemi morire comes off especially well. It was conceived and written several generations before the piano was invented, and the composer would not have expected, or probably even imagined, the range and flexibility of the modern instrument.
There are also pieces specifically written for voice and harp by Marcel Tournier and Gabriel Fauré.
Not surprisingly, these songs are among the most appealing. Three songs by Debussy and Ravel’s Cinq melodies populaires grecques are of similar appeal despite being transcriptions.


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Carlos Fabian

Panache
An extremely refined accomplishment. The mezzo-harp accompaniment is ideal, and the program chosen very, very interesting. Hope they do other recordings soon!