“Tsatsanis's voice is miraculous, immediately appealing and still magnetic over repeated listenings.”
And I Remain shows the joys and sorrows of love expressed in the three great art song traditions of the seventeenth century. This debut album from soprano, Linda Tsatsanis and lutenist, John Lenti gives a prismatic portrait of the chambers of the human heart. Elegant French court airs de cour, charming Elizabethan songs and passionate Italian monody tell the eternal story of love and loss. Canadian-born soprano Linda Tsatsanis enjoys an active and diverse career. Hailed "ravishing" (New York Times) for her performance at the Boston Early Music Festival and blessed with "crystalline purity" (Seattle Times), Ms. Tsatsanis divides her time between early opera and concert performance. John Lenti has appeared as a solo recitalist and chamber musician on lute, theorbo and guitar throughout the United States. He studied lute with Jacob Heringman and Elizabeth Kenny in London and with Nigel North at Indiana University.
1. Doux Charme du Printemps 3:00 Michel Lambert 2. Le Printemps et L'amour 1:31 Michel Lambert 3. Ah! Que Vous êtes Heureux! 3:13 Sébastien Le Camus 4. Chaconne 2:20 Robert de Visée 5. Laissez Durer la Nuit 5:49 Sébastien Le Camus 6. Que Ta Voix Divine Me Touche! 2:22 Sébastien Le Camus 7. Frogg Galliard 2:13 John Dowland 8. A Galliard 2:38 John Dowland 9. The Earle of Essex Galliard 1:55 John Dowland 10. Can She Excuse My Wrongs 2:23 John Dowland 11. Shall I Strive With Wordes to Move 2:35 John Dowland 12. A Dream 5:35 John Dowland 13. In Darknesse Let Mee Dwell 3:25 John Dowland 14. Come Again: Sweet Love Doth Now Invite 4:35 John Dowland 15. Hor Che Gli Augelli 2:05 Jacopo Peri 16. Piangono al Pianger Mio 3:48 Sigismondo D'India 17. Quest'humil Fera 3:47 Jacopo Peri 18. Arpeggiata a Mio Modo 3:02 Bellerofonte Castaldi
LINDA TSATSANIS - voice
JOHN LENTI - theorbo & lute
Linda Tsatsanis & John Lenti
Executive Producer: John Gordon Hill
Engineered, Produced, & Mastered by Al Swanson, Sept. 15-17, 2008
in Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA
Photography by Valerie Loiseleux, Nathan Whittaker
All About Jazz (C. Michael Bailey) Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century vocal music with lute or theorbo has been enjoying a modern renaissance as evidenced by the recent releases of Monika Mauch and Nigel North's Musical Banquet (ECM, 2008) and Nigel North's Dowland recordings for Naxos. This is period music that immediately evokes images such as those captured in Ken Follett's Pillar...