Patricia Brooks in Recital (CD)
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Patricia Brooks in Recital (CD)

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Remembered by Terrence McNally as “an important and beloved figure in the New York classical music scene in the 60s and 70s,” soprano Patricia Brooks is heard here in her 1971 New York recital debut. In the words of the late Beverly Sills, Brooks was “unique and fascinating… a breath of fresh air!”

J.S. BACH: Seufzer, Tränen, Kummer, Not*
J.C. BACH: Rondo*
MENDELSSOHN: Neue Liebe; Der Mond; Bei der Wiege: Frühlingslied
MAHLER: Ablösung im Sommer; Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft; Liebst du um Schönheit; Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht
WOLF: Die Spinnerin; Das verlassene Mägdlein; Im Frühlling; Die Zigeunerin
DEBUSSY: La Flûte de Pan; La Chevelure; Green
MEYERBEER: Robert, toi que j’aime (Robert le diable)

Encores:
D’ALBERT: Psyche wandelt (Die toten Augen)
AUBER: “Laughing song” (Manon Lescaut)
PUCCINI: Chi il bel sogno (La Rondine)

Patricia Brooks, soprano
Harriet Wingreen, piano
* with Bert Lucarelli, oboe

(Live performance, February 28, 1971)