Norwegian Mezzo-soprano Bettina Smith’s supple tone and liquescent phrasing make her an ideal interpreter of the songs of Fauré. The excellent Dutch pianist Jan Willem Nelleke brings an exquisite touch to this album as well.
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Mirages – Bettina Smith (mezzosopran)
This collection takes us on a journey from Fauré’s first song cycle, “Poème d’un jour” (1878), to his last, “L’Horizon chimérique” (1921), via the euphoric opus magnus “La Bonne Chanson” (1892 –94) and the intensely concentrated “Mirages” (1919).
Voices of Women
“Voices of Women” is the second CD release of mezzo-soprano Bettina Smith and pianist Einar Røttingen as a duo. Featured this time are Fartein Valen, Jostein Stalheim and Ketil Hvoslef, all composers from Western Norway.
Voices of Women.
“Voices of Women” is mezzo soprano Bettina Smith and pianist Einar Røttingen’s second CD release together as a duo. This time they will be taking on the western composers Fartein Valen, Jostein Stalheim and Ketil Hvoslef.
“Serres Chaudes” contains French songs, by Chausson, Ernest: “Serres Chaudes”, Gabriel Fauré: “Le Jardin Clos” and Camille Saint-Saéns: “La Cendre Rouge”.