Taking a step somewhat in a different direction, SLEEP also sees Richter bring vocals into his work with mesmerising effect. Starring one of the world’s brightest rising stars in the form of British soprano Grace Davidson, "Path 5" is ethereal in every sense of the word and arguably the best track on the album.
'Grace Davidson has one of the most beautiful and pure soprano voices on earth.
The standout star here though is the magnificent soprano Grace Davidson who sings with gorgeous purity and warmth and hits some extraordinarily ethereal high notes.'
'Grace Davidson gave a beguiling account of the famous ‘Pie Jesu’. Her tone was warm and pure and her gently beseeching delivery was just right.'
John Quinn, Seen & Heard International, CBSO Performance
"Grace Davidson’s "Pie Jesu" solo is lovely, with a delicate halo of vibrato surrounding an immaculate, round tone."
The Star Ledger, New Jersey
"..absolutely gorgeous singing – object lessons in understatement and poise – from both Grace Davidson and William Gaunt. Devastatingly beautiful."
Marc Rochester, Gramophone
Faure Requiem, LSO/Tenebrae, Nigel Short
"..Grace Davidson, who made Pie Jesu the simplest and most precious of gifts."
Geoff Brown, The Times,
Faure Requiem, LSO/Tenebrae, City of London Festival
NEW RELEASE ON DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON
Max Richter Sleep
release date: 4th September
NEW RELEASE ON SIGNUM
Oliver Davis The Seasons
released September 2015
NONE BUT ME
Grace singing John Dowland's beautiful lute song with the Sanctuary Ensemble
Welcome to the website for the British soprano Grace Davidson. Grace is one of the UK's most sought after singers, regularly performing as soloist with the world's finest conductors and ensembles, as well as recording for numerous CD and film recordings. Read more...
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