Sasha Cooke If You Love For Beauty Volume 1 180g 45rpm LP
Sasha Cooke If You Love For Beauty Volume 1 180g 45rpm LP Sasha Cooke If You Love For Beauty Volume 1 180g 45rpm LP
Genre: Classical
Label: Yarlung
Size: 12"
Format: 45RPM,

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Sasha Cooke If You Love For Beauty Volume 1 180g 45rpm LP

Sasha Cooke

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TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Collections

45rpm 180g Vinyl LP Mastered For 45rpm Vinyl by Bernie Grundman!

TAS Rated 5/5 Music, 5/5 Sonics in the April 2020 Issue of The Absolute Sound!

"Every once in a while, there come along singers who have a quality of singing so beautifully, and touchingly, that it kind of makes you cry, just the sound of their voice," observed Michael Tilson Thomas. "I think Sasha Cooke is one of those people". He's right, so it's curious Cooke isn't better known after performing with many of the leading opera companies, symphony orchestras, and conductors; winning two Grammies; and boasting repertoire from the baroque to contemporary avant-garde. Recorded in analog with minimal miking, Cooke's debut album has been available on CD since 2012, but Yarlung has now released it on vinyl. Cooke's ravishing voice is complemented by her sensitivity and imagination, apparent in the depth of feeling and lyricism she imparts to Mahler's Rucker-Lieder. Also on the program are two Handel arias, including a powerful performance of "Ombra mai fu" (from Xerxes), and the teasingly erotic "Am I In Your Light?" - Cooke's signature piece from John Adams' opera Doctor Atomic. Gilad and his Colburn Orchestra provide accompaniment of exemplary point, purpose, and sympathy, and sonics are extraordinary in their naturalness and integrity." - Paul Seydor, The Absolute Sound Magazine, April 2020 Read more!

Vibrant mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke and Colburn Orchestra bring you an album to play again and again offering something fresh each time. If You Love For Beauty, showcases Metropolitan Opera and GRAMMY® Award-winning mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, and The Colburn Orchestra conducted by Yehuda Gilad.

Sasha Cooke pairs seamlessly with the Colburn Orchestra presenting John Adams' Doctor Atomic, Handel, and Mahler. Maestro Yehuda Gilad conducts with his famously engaging, sensitive flair.

Metropolitan Opera mezzo soprano Sasha Cooke's debut recording, celebrating Sasha in her early prime, won the coveted Audio Oasis Award and received high praise in Opera News. It is a dream come true that Yarlung were able to bring Sasha and this orchestra together for the concert and recording. These orchestra musicians, all members of the Colburn Conservatory conducted by Music Director Yehuda Gilad, enrich our lives in Los Angeles. Maestro Gilad elicits sensitive and lyrical interpretations of the repertoire.

"Yarlung has become known for using one stereo microphone or two mono microphones for our recordings. We 'cheated' for this recording, using two coincident Neumann U-47s for 95% of the sound from Sasha and the orchestra and two AKG C-12s for a small amount of reinforcement for the percussion and winds. We used microphone preamplifiers made for Yarlung by Elliot Midwood. We summed into two tracks as usual, without using a mixing board, and went directly to tape, with analog record electronics made by Len Horowitz.

"Yarlung Records joined SonoruS Audio at The Show in Newport with the analog tape of this album before its release on CD or vinyl. Numerous critics and friends kept returning to hear more of Sasha and this tape. Dr. David W. Robinson, Editor-in-Chief of Positive Feedback later gave Yarlung and SonoruS the prestigious Audio Oasis award in recognition of his return again and again over the course of the show to hear Sasha and Colburn Orchestra repeatedly. Sasha and the outstanding Colburn Orchestra under the baton of Yehuda Gilad offer us a musical oasis indeed."
- Bob Attiyeh, producer

Opera News heralded mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke's debut album If You Love For Beauty and described her onstage "attractive, erotic stage presence."Writing in Opera News specifically about this recording Eric Myers writes:
"Mezzo Shasha Cooke made a striking impression as Kitty, the wife of J. Robert Oppenheimer, in the Met premiere of Doctor Atomic five seasons ago. The high point of her performance was her seductive love duet with Gerald Finley's Oppenheimer, which included her aria "Am I In Your Light?" Cooke leads with that piece on her escellent debut solo (album), "If You Love For Beauty", in which she in sensitively accompanied by Yehuda Gilad and the Colburn Orchestra.

"Cooke's attractive, erotic stage presence struck plenty of sparks in Doctor Atomic, but without question she also delivers the vocal goods. She possesses a firm, fruity mezzo, straight-toned in quality, which allows the listener to luxuriate in her unerring sense of pitch. And she has a strong yet subtle interpretive ability, one that draws the listener in. She doesn't play to the balconies; she makes you come to her...

"The (album's) title is taken from mahler's Ruckert-Lieder, which conclude the program in their five-song version. Cooke's performance is an exercise in simplicity. In "Ich atmer' einen linden Duft," she floats beautiful mezza voce as soft as the linden fragrance she is describing. "Liebst du um Schonheit" is sung with hushed intimacy, and "Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen" comes wrapped in a quiet, confessional tone of resignation and introspection. "Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder" captures the correct rapid-fire, gently comic air of frustration. In the stark "Um Mitternacht," Cooke rises movingly from the depressive episode depicted in the opening to the great epiphany of the final lines...

"Chausson's heartfelt Poem de l'Amour et de la Mer is a magnificently over-the-top work, one that can be hugely effective when performed by a singer of Cooke's intelligence and restraint. Some occasional rough French vowels aside, she does not disappoint the listener, and her voice rides beautifully atop Chausson's churning Symbolist score."
- Eric Myers, Opera News, February 2013

"combining as she did the outward purity of a Renaissance angel and a voice of powerful sensual warmth and excellent musicality" -Anne Midgette, The New York Times

Features:
• 45rpm 180g Vinyl
• Mastered For 45rpm Vinyl by Bernie Grundman
• Mastering Engineers: Steve Hoffman & Bob Attiyeh
• Made in Germany

Musicians:
Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
The Colburn Orchestra
Yehuda Gilad, director

Selections:
Side A:
John Adams

1. Am I In Your Light?

Gustav Mahler
Ruckert Lieder

2. Ich atmet' einen linden Duft
3. Liebst du um Schonheit
4. Blick mir nicht in die Lieder

Side B:
Gustav Mahler
Ruckert Lieder

5. Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
6. Um Mitternacht

George Frideric Handel
7. Frondi tenere e belle...
8. Ombra mai fu

Recorded in Zipper Hall at The Colburn School, February 5-7, 2012.
Description

TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Collections

45rpm 180g Vinyl LP Mastered For 45rpm Vinyl by Bernie Grundman!

TAS Rated 5/5 Music, 5/5 Sonics in the April 2020 Issue of The Absolute Sound!

"Every once in a while, there come along singers who have a quality of singing so beautifully, and touchingly, that it kind of makes you cry, just the sound of their voice," observed Michael Tilson Thomas. "I think Sasha Cooke is one of those people". He's right, so it's curious Cooke isn't better known after performing with many of the leading opera companies, symphony orchestras, and conductors; winning two Grammies; and boasting repertoire from the baroque to contemporary avant-garde. Recorded in analog with minimal miking, Cooke's debut album has been available on CD since 2012, but Yarlung has now released it on vinyl. Cooke's ravishing voice is complemented by her sensitivity and imagination, apparent in the depth of feeling and lyricism she imparts to Mahler's Rucker-Lieder. Also on the program are two Handel arias, including a powerful performance of "Ombra mai fu" (from Xerxes), and the teasingly erotic "Am I In Your Light?" - Cooke's signature piece from John Adams' opera Doctor Atomic. Gilad and his Colburn Orchestra provide accompaniment of exemplary point, purpose, and sympathy, and sonics are extraordinary in their naturalness and integrity." - Paul Seydor, The Absolute Sound Magazine, April 2020 Read more!

Vibrant mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke and Colburn Orchestra bring you an album to play again and again offering something fresh each time. If You Love For Beauty, showcases Metropolitan Opera and GRAMMY® Award-winning mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, and The Colburn Orchestra conducted by Yehuda Gilad.

Sasha Cooke pairs seamlessly with the Colburn Orchestra presenting John Adams' Doctor Atomic, Handel, and Mahler. Maestro Yehuda Gilad conducts with his famously engaging, sensitive flair.

Metropolitan Opera mezzo soprano Sasha Cooke's debut recording, celebrating Sasha in her early prime, won the coveted Audio Oasis Award and received high praise in Opera News. It is a dream come true that Yarlung were able to bring Sasha and this orchestra together for the concert and recording. These orchestra musicians, all members of the Colburn Conservatory conducted by Music Director Yehuda Gilad, enrich our lives in Los Angeles. Maestro Gilad elicits sensitive and lyrical interpretations of the repertoire.

"Yarlung has become known for using one stereo microphone or two mono microphones for our recordings. We 'cheated' for this recording, using two coincident Neumann U-47s for 95% of the sound from Sasha and the orchestra and two AKG C-12s for a small amount of reinforcement for the percussion and winds. We used microphone preamplifiers made for Yarlung by Elliot Midwood. We summed into two tracks as usual, without using a mixing board, and went directly to tape, with analog record electronics made by Len Horowitz.

"Yarlung Records joined SonoruS Audio at The Show in Newport with the analog tape of this album before its release on CD or vinyl. Numerous critics and friends kept returning to hear more of Sasha and this tape. Dr. David W. Robinson, Editor-in-Chief of Positive Feedback later gave Yarlung and SonoruS the prestigious Audio Oasis award in recognition of his return again and again over the course of the show to hear Sasha and Colburn Orchestra repeatedly. Sasha and the outstanding Colburn Orchestra under the baton of Yehuda Gilad offer us a musical oasis indeed."
- Bob Attiyeh, producer

Opera News heralded mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke's debut album If You Love For Beauty and described her onstage "attractive, erotic stage presence."Writing in Opera News specifically about this recording Eric Myers writes:
"Mezzo Shasha Cooke made a striking impression as Kitty, the wife of J. Robert Oppenheimer, in the Met premiere of Doctor Atomic five seasons ago. The high point of her performance was her seductive love duet with Gerald Finley's Oppenheimer, which included her aria "Am I In Your Light?" Cooke leads with that piece on her escellent debut solo (album), "If You Love For Beauty", in which she in sensitively accompanied by Yehuda Gilad and the Colburn Orchestra.

"Cooke's attractive, erotic stage presence struck plenty of sparks in Doctor Atomic, but without question she also delivers the vocal goods. She possesses a firm, fruity mezzo, straight-toned in quality, which allows the listener to luxuriate in her unerring sense of pitch. And she has a strong yet subtle interpretive ability, one that draws the listener in. She doesn't play to the balconies; she makes you come to her...

"The (album's) title is taken from mahler's Ruckert-Lieder, which conclude the program in their five-song version. Cooke's performance is an exercise in simplicity. In "Ich atmer' einen linden Duft," she floats beautiful mezza voce as soft as the linden fragrance she is describing. "Liebst du um Schonheit" is sung with hushed intimacy, and "Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen" comes wrapped in a quiet, confessional tone of resignation and introspection. "Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder" captures the correct rapid-fire, gently comic air of frustration. In the stark "Um Mitternacht," Cooke rises movingly from the depressive episode depicted in the opening to the great epiphany of the final lines...

"Chausson's heartfelt Poem de l'Amour et de la Mer is a magnificently over-the-top work, one that can be hugely effective when performed by a singer of Cooke's intelligence and restraint. Some occasional rough French vowels aside, she does not disappoint the listener, and her voice rides beautifully atop Chausson's churning Symbolist score."
- Eric Myers, Opera News, February 2013

"combining as she did the outward purity of a Renaissance angel and a voice of powerful sensual warmth and excellent musicality" -Anne Midgette, The New York Times

Features:
• 45rpm 180g Vinyl
• Mastered For 45rpm Vinyl by Bernie Grundman
• Mastering Engineers: Steve Hoffman & Bob Attiyeh
• Made in Germany

Musicians:
Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
The Colburn Orchestra
Yehuda Gilad, director

Selections:
Side A:
John Adams

1. Am I In Your Light?

Gustav Mahler
Ruckert Lieder

2. Ich atmet' einen linden Duft
3. Liebst du um Schonheit
4. Blick mir nicht in die Lieder

Side B:
Gustav Mahler
Ruckert Lieder

5. Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
6. Um Mitternacht

George Frideric Handel
7. Frondi tenere e belle...
8. Ombra mai fu

Recorded in Zipper Hall at The Colburn School, February 5-7, 2012.
ISBN
ASSOC
R
Genre
Classical
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
314.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
Sasha Cooke
Title
If You Love For Beauty Volume 1
Composer
Handel, Mahler, Adams
Additional Artists
Yehuda Gilad, The Colburn Orchestra
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
45RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
06-04-2019
Release Date
07-31-2019
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
Scratch & Dent
0
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