Eye on the Sparrow
Intimate acoustics and tender tones from this leading lady, a voice of first-rate quality. Franck's dramatic Bless the Lord, the rarely-recorded Vaughn Williams Tree and Water of Life, Bach's bubbling My Heart Ever Faithful, and the lovely old Come Ye Blessed. The Lord's Prayer begins with such prayerful hush, and concludes with such a sense of awe and grandeur. Each piece is so pure, straightforward, without any unnecessary ornamentation, yet deeply felt. At the piano (Boesendorfer grand) is Saul Schechtman, conductor of the tv series Omnibus, chamber orchestra Orchestra Piccola, guest conductor with theater and radio orchestras in Germany, Holland, Scandanavia, and the Philadelphia Orchestra. In Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Julia Schechtman has sung roles such as Susanna, Gilda, Rosina, Adina, Adele, Zerbinetta, and more. Her CD, 'Brilliant!,' consisting of delightful coloratura arias, is available digitally on CDBaby and iTunes. REVIEWS: 'Her brilliant and gorgeous voice flows from her heart. It is a unique program with great variety.' - Takae Ohnishi, Harpsichordist; Lecturer, UCSD EXCERPTS FROM GERMAN OPERA REVIEWS: 'A stroke of luck: Julia Schechtman. Great expressivity, vocal presence in all registers, and modulative ability...' 'Her trustworthy musicianship, her masterly execution directed towards lyrical beauty of sound, evoked bravos and ovations.' - Neue Osnabruecker Zeitung ' Remarkable how Julia Schechtman masters the [nuances] with surety of intonation as well as vocal loveliness.' - Ruhr-Nachrichten '... sparkled with a glorious voice that even in the top notes radiated clarity and surety.' - Westfaelische Rundschau.