Susan Graham, whose last two CDs for Erato (Il tenero momento and C’est ça la vie, c’est ça l’amour) were both nominated for Gramophone Awards, returns to Warner Classics with a live recording of her highly acclaimed Carnegie Hall debut.
“For her first recital at Carnegie Hall, [Susan Graham] took the audience on a tour of several worlds… She moved easily among the styles, always with a sense of when, and in what measure to address the music with sobriety, playfulness, subtlety or charm.” (The New York Times)
The career of this “superb American mezzo at the peak of her powers” (Sunday Times, London) continues to go from strength to strength as she appears in a wide range of operas at the world’s leading opera houses and, as demonstrated by the current album, enjoys a similarly varied repertoire in recital.
Susan Graham’s next CD for Warner Classics will be an all-Ives disc with pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, set for release in 2004.
“Graham sings with such aching sensuality that your heart stretches for her.” (The Independent, June 2002)