Voice of Nature: The Anthropocene

Renee Fleming, Yannick Nezet-Seguin

Voice of Nature: The Anthropocene
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Voice of Nature: The Anthropocene

Renee Fleming, Yannick Nezet-Seguin

• Exploring the relationship Romantic composers had with nature through song, including Fauré & Grieg

• Including new works from living composers, to highlight our current relationship with nature

• New commissions from Nico Muhly, and Pulitzer-Prize winners Kevin Putts & Caroline Shaw

• With Yannick Nézet-Séguin at the piano

• ‘The Anthropocene' is the name given to our current geologic epoch, ‘the age of humans'

Works by:

Puts, Fauré, Hahn, Liszt, Muhly, Grieg, Shaw

‘With Voice of Nature Fleming has, in the enforced pause of a pandemic, taken the opportunity to look around her, and to examine how art can address some of our shared challenges. She has combined her deep love of the art song with an urgent impulse to heed science alerting us to the climate crisis.’ - Charles Isherwood

‘The music on the album begins in a time almost two centuries ago, when people had a profound connection to the beauty of nature. Now we have reached a moment when we see all too clearly the effects of our own activity, and the fragility of our environment.’ - Renée Fleming

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