Nature Seems to Say

Nature, the timeless muse, evokes love, the divine, the circle of life itself. Soprano Julia Jordan and pianist Carson Becke explore nature depicted by great composers for the voice in ranging styles from Rameau to Barber.


“Rossignols amoureux” from Hippolyte et Aricie, RCT 43 (Jean-Philippe Rameau)
An die Nacht, Brentano Lieder, Op. 68, No. 1 (Richard Strauss)
Air du feu from L’Enfant et les Sortilèges (Maurice Ravel)
Clair de lune, Quatre chansons de jeunesse, No. 2 (Claude Debussy)
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening (Samuel Barber)
“Vive amour qui rêve, embrasse, et fuit” from Chérubin (Jules Massenet)
Lune d’avril, La courte paille, FP 178, No. 7 (Francis Poulenc)
“Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen” from Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51, No. 1 (J.S. Bach)
There are Fairies at the Bottom of our Garden (Lisa Lehmann)
“Let the Bright Seraphim” from Samson, HWV 57 (G.F. Handel)
“Soll dann der Pales Opfer...Schafe können sicher weiden” from Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208, Nos. 8–9 (J.S. Bach)
La Pastorella dell’Alpi, Les soirées musicales, No. 6 (Gioacchino Rossini)
Willow Song from The Ballad of Baby Doe (Douglas Moore)