Surprise - Measha Brueggergosman (soprano); William Bolcom (piano); BBC Symphony Orchestra; David Robertson (conductor)
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  1. Cabaret Songs: Surprise!
  2. Cabaret Songs: The Actor
  3. Cabaret Songs: Song of Black Max
  4. Cabaret Songs: Amor
  5. Cabaret Songs: Toothbrush Time
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  1. Cabaret Songs: Surprise!
  2. Cabaret Songs: The Actor
  3. Cabaret Songs: Song of Black Max
  4. Cabaret Songs: Amor
  5. Cabaret Songs: Toothbrush Time
  6. Cabaret Songs: The Total Stranger in the Garden
  7. Cabaret Songs: George
  8. Brettl-Lieder (Cabaret Songs), for voice & piano
  9. La diva de l'Empire, song for voice & piano
  10. Tendrement, valse chantée for voice & piano
  11. L' Omnibus automobile, for voice & piano
  12. Mélodies (3) of 1916, for voice & piano: Daphénéo
  13. Je te veux (I Want You), café-concert song for voice & piano
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Afro-Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman (the unusual name is a mixture of her maiden name and her husband's last name) continues with this, her third album, to show herself as a distinctive talent rather than a novelty. The trio of composers included on Surprise may seem unusual (and Brueggergosman's early champion William Bolcom must be delighted to find himself alongside the likes of Schoenberg and Satie), but actually the program is logical, consistently hanging on the edge of popular song while maintaining various ...

Surprise 2007, Deutsche Grammophon

UPC: 028947765899

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