Reviews Crazy Girl Crazy: “Stunning debut” “phenomenal” “madly compelling listen”

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De Volkskrant (5 out of 5 stars) Frits van der Waa, 29 September 2017 Hannigan has the capacity to become legendary as a conductor “Whether she sings or conducts, Hannigan is phenomenal. She does both with great ease” “It results in a highly charged performance in which color and expression are fully present.” “Hannigan, now in her mid-forties, is already …

In the media: Crazy Girl Crazy Interviews & Feature Articles

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Crazy Girl Cover story Gramophone magazine –Gramophone magazine, Neil Fisher, September 2017 Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan spends her time playing women on the edge but, as she releases a first CD as both singer and conductor, there’s no place she’d rather be Barbara Hannigan: Crazy Girl –Cadences.fr, Yutha Tep, 15 September 2017 Pour moi, l’élément qui réunit le chant et …

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Cover story Gramophone magazine

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“Crazy Girl” feature article written by Neil Fisher Barbara is featured on the cover of the September 2017 issue of Gramophone, on sale from August 11. Barbara Hannigan is the very model of a modern musician, already one of the most sought-after singers in the world, she is now releasing her first recording as both soprano and conductor. Neil Fisher …

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Barbara Hannigan to release debut album as singer and conductor

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Barbara Hannigan records her first album as singer and conductor, Crazy Girl Crazy, to be released on Alpha in September 2017 with a film directed by Mathieu Amalric. Barbara Hannigan presents her first album as both singer and conductor this September. With the Amsterdam-based orchestra Ludwig, of which she is associate artist, Barbara has devised a programme including Berg’s Lulu Suite, music from Gershwin’s Girl …

let me tell you tops Best of 2016 lists

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Since its release last January, let me tell you has garnered numerous awards, including a Gramophone Award, an Edison Klassiek award, and most recently a Diapason d’Or. let me tell you ends the year on a high note, landing on many prestigious Best of 2016 lists. #6 NPR Best 50 Albums of 2016 let me tell you came in at number …

Diapason d’or & Edison Klassiek for let me tell you

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Barbara Hannigan’s recording of Hans Abrahamsen’s let me tell you with Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and Andris Nelsons on Winter & Winter has picked up two more awards this month: a Diapason d’or and an Edison Klassiek award. In the Diapason magazine: “Un des rares compositeurs vivants à montrer autant d’imagination profonde, tel qu’en témoigne ce cycle de mélodies avec …

let me tell you wins Gramophone Award

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Barbara Hannigan’s recording of Hans Abrahamsen’s let me tell you with Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and Andris Nelsons on Winter & Winter has won this year’s Contemporary Gramophone Award. This Gramophone win marks the third time Hannigan has featured as a winner in the Contemporary category of the magazine’s annual awards. She features on the winning contemporary recordings in 2014 …

Socrate album release

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Barbara Hannigan and Reinbert de Leeuw celebrate Erik Satie’s 150th birthday with a new recording, Socrate. Erik Satie’s 150th birthday on May 17, 2016 is a perfect opportunity to rediscover the works of this original and unique composer who was a friend of Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Léonide Massine, Man Ray, and a close friend of Jean Cocteau, all important …

let me tell you album release

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Barbara Hannigan releases recording of Hans Abrahamsen’s let me tell you on January 8, 2016 “[Hans Abrahamsen] seems to settle new musical territory in every piece he composes…the result is ravishingly and astonishingly beautiful…It’s a very special piece indeed.” – The Guardian   When Barbara Hannigan was asked to sing at a surprise birthday party for her friend, writer and …