Angel on Ivories by GRAMMY Award Winner Darlene Koldenhoven, assoluta soprano, is a timeless collection of 17 of Darlene’s favorite classical ‘songs’ from 1546-1958 performed throughout her career since age sixteen; recorded January 2011. Darlene produced her fifth album in recital format, accompanying herself on piano, allowing the aesthetics of the musical architecture of these classical masterpieces to shine through. Singing in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Portuguese, Darlene chose to spotlight a variety of classical Art Songs, German Lieder, Early Italian, Late Renaissance, Twentieth Century, with a scattering of best-loved arias from Oratorio and Light Opera along with a lush 6-part a cappella vocal arrangement of the Irish Folksong "Tis the Last Rose of Summer" arranged by Darlene. Composers include Mozart, Faure, Haydn, Jobim, Rodrigo, R. Strauss, Liszt, Rorem, Caccini, Orff, Gershwin, Hageman, Gluck, Garcia, Loewe. Rarely does one find such a beautifully balanced combination of vocalist and pianist in one artist as expressed in this album. Delicate peace to stunning bravura!


Track Titles and Album Credits
1. Amor, Op.68 No.5 - Richard Strauss (1918) 2:48
2. With Verdure Clad - The Creation - Joseph Haydn (1798) 5:30
3. Oh! Quand je dors - Franz Liszt (1842) 5:13
4. Laudate Dominum Vesperae solennes de confessore K.339 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1780) 3:20
5. Amarilli, mia bella - Le nuove musiche - Giulio Caccini (1546) 2:15
6. Cuerpo bueno, alma divina - El criado fingido - Manuel Garcia (1779) 1:38 
7. Early in the Morning -14 Songs on American Poetry - Ned Rorem (1958) 1:40
8. Alleluia - Ned Rorem (1946) 3:06
9. Modinha - Antonio Carlos Jobim (1958) 3:03
10. Nell, Op.18 No.1 - Gabriel Faure (1878) 2:14
11. O del mio dolce ardor - Paride ed Elena - Christoph Willibald von Gluck (circa 1750) 3:24
12. Niemand hat's geseh'n, Op.9 No.4 - Karl Loewe (circa 1850) 2:29
13. In trutina - Carmina Burana, Cour d'amours III - Carl Orff (1935-36) 1:57
14. De los alamos vengo, madre - Cuatro madrigales amatorios - Joaquin Vidre Rodrigo (1901) 2:08
15. Summertime - Porgy and Bess, Act 1 - George Gershwin (1935) 2:46
16. At the Well - Richard Hageman (1913) 2:36
17. 'Tis the Last Rose of Summer - Martha, Act 2 - Irish Folksong (circa 1800's) arranged by Darlene Koldenhoven 3:16
Total Time: 49:55

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ANGEL ON IVORIES

Classical Voice with Piano • Vocal Music

Finalist: The American Prize

Best Art Song Vocalist 2012

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Angel on Ivories by GRAMMY Award Winner Darlene Koldenhoven, assoluta soprano, is a timeless collection of 17 of Darlene’s favorite classical ‘songs’ from 1546-1958 performed throughout her career since age sixteen; recorded January 2011. Darlene produced her fifth album in recital format, accompanying herself on piano, allowing the aesthetics of the musical architecture of these classical masterpieces to shine through. Singing in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Portuguese, Darlene chose to spotlight a variety of classical Art Songs, German Lieder, Early Italian, Late Renaissance, Twentieth Century, with a scattering of best-loved arias from Oratorio and Light Opera along with a lush 6-part a cappella vocal arrangement of the Irish Folksong "Tis the Last Rose of Summer" arranged by Darlene. Composers include Mozart, Faure, Haydn, Jobim, Rodrigo, R. Strauss, Liszt, Rorem, Caccini, Orff, Gershwin, Hageman, Gluck, Garcia, Loewe. Rarely does one find such a beautifully balanced combination of vocalist and pianist in one artist as expressed in this album. Delicate peace to stunning bravura!


Track Titles and Album Credits
1. Amor, Op.68 No.5 - Richard Strauss (1918) 2:48
2. With Verdure Clad - The Creation - Joseph Haydn (1798) 5:30
3. Oh! Quand je dors - Franz Liszt (1842) 5:13
4. Laudate Dominum Vesperae solennes de confessore K.339 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1780) 3:20
5. Amarilli, mia bella - Le nuove musiche - Giulio Caccini (1546) 2:15
6. Cuerpo bueno, alma divina - El criado fingido - Manuel Garcia (1779) 1:38 
7. Early in the Morning -14 Songs on American Poetry - Ned Rorem (1958) 1:40
8. Alleluia - Ned Rorem (1946) 3:06
9. Modinha - Antonio Carlos Jobim (1958) 3:03
10. Nell, Op.18 No.1 - Gabriel Faure (1878) 2:14
11. O del mio dolce ardor - Paride ed Elena - Christoph Willibald von Gluck (circa 1750) 3:24
12. Niemand hat's geseh'n, Op.9 No.4 - Karl Loewe (circa 1850) 2:29
13. In trutina - Carmina Burana, Cour d'amours III - Carl Orff (1935-36) 1:57
14. De los alamos vengo, madre - Cuatro madrigales amatorios - Joaquin Vidre Rodrigo (1901) 2:08
15. Summertime - Porgy and Bess, Act 1 - George Gershwin (1935) 2:46
16. At the Well - Richard Hageman (1913) 2:36
17. 'Tis the Last Rose of Summer - Martha, Act 2 - Irish Folksong (circa 1800's) arranged by Darlene Koldenhoven 3:16
Total Time: 49:55

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