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Joyce DiDonato speaks with 89.7WCPE - The Classical Station about 'Songplay'

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With her album 'Songplay,' Mezzo-Soprano Joyce DiDonato takes a new and creative angle on vocal music from the Baroque and Classical periods, as well as from the 20th century. The 14 tracks on Songplay succeed in being simultaneously familiar and unexpected. The album serves up music by Vivaldi in both its customary Baroque purity and swinging to the heady rhythm of a samba. It brings a tango sizzle to an aria by Vivaldi's contemporary Marcello, and it plays with the voice of Bach in George Shearing's ‘Lullaby of Birdland'.   

DiDonato speaks with 89.7WCPE - The Classical Station about her new recording featuring special arrangements with pianist Craig Terry and friends for the Erato label. Listen to the attached interview.