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Crazy Girl Crazy

Barbara Hannigan, Ludwig Orchestra

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Sequenza III
Luciano Berio; Barbara Hannigan
Lulu Suite  
I. Rondo
Alban Berg; Ludwig Orchestra; Barbara Hannigan
II. Ostinato
Alban Berg; Ludwig Orchestra; Barbara Hannigan
III. Lied der Lulu
Alban Berg; Barbara Hannigan; Ludwig Orchestra
IV. Variationen
Alban Berg; Ludwig Orchestra; Barbara Hannigan
V. Adagio
Alban Berg; Ludwig Orchestra; Barbara Hannigan
Girl Crazy Suite (after G. Gershwin, arr. by B. Elliott and B. Hannigan for Voice and Orchestra)
Barbara Hannigan; Bill Elliott; Barbara Hannigan; Ludwig Orchestra
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    57:23
Grammy Award – Best Classical Solo Vocal Album, 2018
Juno Award Nomination – Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral, 2018

“Hannigan opens this album with a reminder, in no shy terms, of what a stupidly seductive vocalist she is. She flits, warbles and giggles through Berio’s high-wire Sequenza III from 1965; she has a way of making everything just float... her fierce musicianship is never in doubt... her effortless style is bewitching.”
- Kate Molleson, The Guardian

Canadian conductor and singer Barbara Hannigan presents the unique and invigorating recording Crazy Girl Crazy, a project that serves as a “musical portrait” and which sees her explore her dual role as musician and leader. Opening with Berio's boundary-pushing Sequenza III, the centrepiece of the album is Berg's Lulu Suite, for which Hannigan (acting as both soloist and conductor) is joined by the Ludwig Orchestra. The release closes with the suite from Gershwin's 1930 musical Crazy Girl from which the album takes its name, rounding off an intoxicating musical exploration.
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