Dan Chouinard and Maria Jette

present:


THE SIREN’S SONG:

Wodehouse and Kern on Broadway!



Our second recording of Wodehouse’s early Broadway lyrics: all Kern!

April 2014.



IN OUR LITTLE PARADISE:

Songs of P.G. Wodehouse




Our 2011 volume of Wodehouse in song, featuring lots of composers who were NOT Jerome Kern!





Other recordings featuring Maria Jette...

(with links to Amazon.com below)


Gabriel Fauré: Mélodies

A selection of songs by Fauré, with the piano parts played on the harp by my friend, the excellent Judith Kogan.


Benjamin Britten: Folk Songs of the British Isles

Another brilliant idea from Judy Kogan-- a selection of Britten’s wonderful folk song arrangements, which sound perfectly idiomatic on the harp.


Mozart: Requiem (Süssmayr version)

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra & St. Olaf Choir, conducted by Andreas Delfs. Maria Jette, sop., Jennifer Larmore, m-s., James Taylor, ten., Eric Owens, bass.


Simon Mayr: La Passione

Johann Simon Mayr (Donizetti’s teacher) was the biggest name in Italian opera until supplanted by a young upstart named Rossini. Franz Hauk and his forces in Ingolstadt have revived many long-forgotten Mayr works, including this unusual (and operatic) setting of the Passion story, from Mary’s perspective.


Benjamin Britten: Paul Bunyan

Britten’s “American” opera, with libretto by W.H. Auden, gives a philosophical angle to the lumberjack stories of northern Minnesota. Who would have guessed they would have a coloratura dog named Fido? (Me!) World premiere recording, conducted by Philip Brunelle, with The Plymouth Music Series of Minnesota (now Vocalessence).