Fleming, Nézet-Séguin Release Recording on Climate Change

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Renée Fleming (Photo: Scenario Two)

NEW YORK (AP) — Their travel and performances were limited during the pandemic. So soprano Renée Fleming and conductor and pianist Yannick Nézet-Séguin brainstormed on songs they could perform together at a piano. They concluded on a theme of climate change. Their collaboration resulted in “Voice of Nature — The Anthropocene.” It was released on October 8 by Decca Classics. It features the premiere recordings of three contemporary works, Kevin Puts’ “Evening,” Nico Muhly’s “Endless Space” and Caroline Shaw’s “Aurora Borealis.” It also has compositions by Gabriel Fauré, Edvard Grieg, Reynaldo Hahn, and Franz Liszt that date to 1844.

Ronald Blum for the Associated Press