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Excellent piece.

If Berg's Lyric Suite is about love, then it is expressed in cold, wintry sections. Kronos plays it well; tight and to the point. Unrequited love? Maybe. The voice of Dawn Upshaw in the Largo fits naturally with the piece. Non-sentimental, adult love that is a book of moods and stringed conversations. Don't look for resolution here. There was none for Berg, and Kronos seems to understand that. Highs and lows are a part of all relationships, even those expressed in music. But this is no love-song. Like all great loves, Kronos gives us Berg’s pain in this one. All we can do is listen, and appreciate.


Born: July 17, 1960 in Nashville, TN

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Soprano Dawn Upshaw was born July 17, 1960; she first rose to prominence in 1984 after winning the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and was soon invited to join the studio of the Metropolitan Opera. Upshaw's Met exposure quickly allowed her to assume roles, including Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, and both Susanna and Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro; in 1986 she made her Salzburg Festival debut in Figaro, returning there often in the years to follow for acclaimed...
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  • $5.99
  • Genres: Classical, Music
  • Released: Aug 2003

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