Nightingale - A Tribute To Jenny Lind
Format: COMPACT DISC
Västerås Sinfonietta; Rombo, Elin; Crawford-Phillips, Simon
Swedish-based British conductor, Simon Crawford-Phillips, leads the award-winning Swedish chamber orchestra Västerås Sinfonietta and acclaimed soprano Elin Rombo on a musical journey charting the life and influence of the legendary singer Jenny Lind. In the 200th year since her birth this album celebrates “The Swedish Nightingale’s” career through the music of her musical friends, Felix Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann and Hans Christian Andersen. Jenny Lind, original name Johanna Maria Lind, (born Oct. 6, 1820, Stockholm—died Nov. 2, 1887, Malvern, Worcestershire, Eng.), Swedish-born operatic and oratorio soprano admired for her vocal control and agility and for the purity and naturalness of her art. Her range extended from the B below middle C to high G. A skilled coloratura singer who often wrote her own cadenzas, she also sang simple songs with great appeal.