MP3 Lucette van den Berg - Zing shtil/ yiddish songs
Lucette van den Berg is a classical trained singer, with an extraordinairy warm and expressive voice. The album Zing shtil is a melancholy and quiet mood cd where the themes of nature and longing are interwoven, both in texts and melody.
18 MP3 Songs
WORLD: Judaica, CLASSICAL: Traditional
Lucette van den Berg was educated at Zwolle Conservatory as a soloist. Her post-graduation studies were guided by Cora Canne Meyer and Kevin Smith. After this, Lucette attended master classes by Adrienne Cooper and Michael Alpert at Yiddish summer Weimar, Germany, where she met the Yiddish composer Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman. In 1996, Lucette was awarded the second prize at the Euregio Vocalists Concourse. The jury was deeply impressed by her poetic expression and her extraordinary voice.
Van den Berg performed in operas by Mozart, Puccini, Lortzing, Bernstein and Weill. She contributed to radio broadcasts by the WDR (Germany), KRO and AVRO (Netherlands).
Lucette has experienced considerable succes performing Yiddish songs, a catagory that holds her special affection and in wich she can use her colourfull voice to best effect.
Reviewers wrote about her debutalbum ''Zing shtil/ yiddish songs'':
- The repertoire is of a very good level, especially when one considers that this is a debut album.
-Lucette van den Berg gives these songs a rendition full of respect for the texts, dreamy and skilfull.
- It makes every song, not into an art song, but a precious jewel to listen to at one''s leisture. (New Jewish weekly)
- It''s no ordinairy performance when a singer is able to surprise us with a selection of Yiddish songs. Soprano singer Lucette van den Berg proves that by using good taste, having a splendid voice and picking up a choice orchestra a cd can be made that does, in fact, ad something substantional to what is allready there.