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Katherine Broderick (soprano)

James Baillieu (piano)

Adam Walker (flute)

Cerys Jones (violin)

Tim Lowe (cello)

Heath Quartet


Chanson Perpétuelle: French Chamber Songs

Soprano Katherine Broderick joins instrumentalists including pianist James Baillieu, flautist Adam Walker, cellist Tim Lowe and the Heath Quartet in a new recording of French chamber songs.

Drawn from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the repertoire draws together works by some of the finest French composers of the era, featuring pieces by Gaubert, Berlioz, Ravel, Caplet, Debussy, Saint-Saëns and Chausson.

Broderick introduces the collection with her own thoughts on the connection between singer and pianist, and the joys of including more players in this collaboration : “There is an indefinable communication between a singer and pianist in the medium of song. It is quite intimate and, I like to imagine, something akin to telepathy. It is a really exciting experience to add more players into the mix. I always relish the chance to sing with chamber musicians. It’s the closest I’ll come to knowing the interdependency of the dynamics between players in a string quartet.”

The Guardian
9th October 2016
“Her powers of expression, so vivid and telling on stage, communicate well in this rewarding recital disc…Broderick turns every song into a miniature drama, delivered with elegance of line, sensuality and sharp wit, well supported by her excellent colleagues.”

Gramophone Magazine:

“… some rapturous high pianissimos, beautifully taken… [Broderick’s] way with words serve her wonderfully well… as clear and spacious as one could wish.”
“James Baillieu is Broderick’s outstanding pianist… [Adam Walker] is breathtaking… ‘cellist Tim Lowe sounds poised and elegant throughout”