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Distant Light - Renée Fleming (soprano); Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Sakari Oramo (conductor)
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  1. Knoxville: Summer of 1915, for high voice & orchestra, Op. 24 (rev. for voice & chamber orchestra)
  2. The Strand Settings, for soprano & orchestra
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Nearly 58 years old when the recording was released in early 2017, Renée Fleming was obviously not content to retread familiar territory. True, she delivers a standard repertory (and quintessentially Fleming) performance in Samuel Barber's Knoxville, Summer of 1915, Op. 24, her just slightly smokier voice fitting Barber's lush setting of the James Agee text especially well. The Strand Settings of Anders Hillborg (in English) were commissioned from this Swedish composer by Fleming; they're in the grand tradition of ...

Distant Light 2017, Decca

UPC: 028948304158