Jan DeGaetani (b Massillon, oh, 10 July 1933; d Rochester, 15 Sept 1989). American mezzo-soprano. She studied at the Juilliard School and from 1958 specialized in the avant-garde repertory; her impressive technique and powerfully expressive voice were heard in many first performances, including Crumb's Ancient Voices of Children (1970). She also sang medieval music and Baroqu...(展开全部) Jan DeGaetani (b Massillon, oh, 10 July 1933; d Rochester, 15 Sept 1989). American mezzo-soprano. She studied at the Juilliard School and from 1958 specialized in the avant-garde repertory; her impressive technique and powerfully expressive voice were heard in many first performances, including Crumb's Ancient Voices of Children (1970). She also sang medieval music and Baroque cantatas. DeGaetani was best known for her wide range, precise pitch, clear tone, and command of extended techniques that made her voice perfectly suited to the demanding style of modern and avant-garde vocal composition. Her recording of Schoenberg's song cycle Pierrot lunaire is one of the classic recordings of the piece. (Due to its use of atonality, wide range, and virtuoso techniques such as sprechstimme, all while requiring a lyrical sensibility, it is exceptionally difficult to sing.) Her collaboration with George Crumb was also a fruitful one; she premiered his song cycle Ancient Voices of Children, and many of his other works were written for her. Uncommonly for a singer of her caliber (though her voice was not as powerful as most), DeGaetani rarely appeared in opera, instead concentrating on solo recital work in the art song literature.
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DMITRY SHOSTAKOVICH Songs from Jewish Folk Poetry, Op. 79 01. I. Klage uber den Tod eines kleinen Kindes (Lament for a Child's Death) 02:38 02. II. Die fursorgliche Mutter zur Tante (The Concerned Mother to the Aunt) 01:37 03. III. Wiegenlied (Lullaby) 02:56 04. IV. Vor einer langen Trennung (Before a Long Separation) 02:55 05. V. Warnung (Warning) 01:08 06. VI. Der verlassene Vater (The Deserted Father) 01:52 07. VII. Wiegenlied von der Not (Lullaby of Desperation) 01:25 08. VIII. Winter (Winter) 03:14 09. IX. Schones Leben (Beautiful Life) 01:45 10. X. Lied eines Madchens (Song of a Maiden) 03:09 11. XI. Das Gluck (Happiness) 01:50 Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano / Benita Valente, soprano / Jon Humphrey, tenor / Samuel Lipman, piano DAN WELCHER 12. Abeja Blanca 13:55 Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano / Philip West, horn / Robert Spillman, piano GYORGY KURTAG Scenes from a Novel, Op. 19 13. I. Come 01:45 14. II. From Meeting to Parting 00:38 15. III. Petition 01:08 16. IV. Let Me 00:55 17. V. Counting Rhyme 00:58 18. VI. Dream 01:22 19. VII. Rondo 01:38 20. VIII. Nakedness 00:14 21. IX. Waltz for Barrel Organ 00:56 22. X. Tale 01:16 23. XI. Again 01:09 24. XII. Endless Succession of Sundays 01:10 25. XIII. Visit 01:05 26. XIV. How it Goes 01:24 27. XV. Epilogue 01:36 Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano Speculum Musicae