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Forever - Love Poems of Pablo Neruda / Ute Lemper

Release Date: 08/12/2014
Label: Steinway & Sons Catalog #: 30020
Composer:  Ute Lemper Performer:  Jesse Mills ,  Dov Scheindlin ,  John Benthal ,  Ute Lemper  ...  Number of Discs: 1
Recorded in: Stereo

Ute Lemper's newest creation is a song cycle to the love poems of Pablo Neruda. This very delicate and beautiful songbook is presented mainly in Spanish but also has adaptations in French and English. It is a fantastic celebration of these especially sensual poems by the Chilean Nobel Prize winner and recognized master of the form.

R E V I E W S:

"Ute Lemper, the German-born chanteuse and longtime musical citizen of the world, opens her stunning new self-produced album Forever: The Love Poems of Pablo Neruda with a characteristically eclectic and international touch. A French-language version of the poem “La Noche en la Isla” (“Night on the Island,” “La nuit dans l’île” in French) is sprinkled with the
Read more sounds of Chilean musician Freddy Torrealba’s charango, a small South American guitar-like instrument, and swathed in gentle strains from the bandoneón, the concertina popular in Argentina and well-known to fans of Ástor Piazzolla’s art-tango compositions. Lemper sings the rest of the 12 songs, written and arranged by her and Marcelo Nisinman and arranged with help from her band, mostly in Spanish or English. But in any language, it’s her liquid-rainbow tones, her broad and worldly musical sensibility, and the endlessly imaginative reconfigurations of elements of jazz, South American folk sounds, and European art song that make this album so fascinating." -- Jon Sobel, BlogCritics Read less