Classical Singer Julia Bullock's solo recording debut!
Classical singer Julia Bullock makes her solo recording debut with Walking in the Dark, due December 9, 2022, on Nonesuch Records. Bullock is joined on the album by London's Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Christian Reif for Samuel Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and an aria from John Adams's El Niño. With Reif on piano, she also performs a traditional spiritual and songs by Oscar Brown, Jr.; Billy Taylor; and Sandy Denny. The Connie Converse song "One by One," the lyrics of which are featured in the album title is heard in the video above.
Of the album's varied repertoire, Bullock says, "This music and poetry have contributed to my development as a classical singer. Over the years, I've returned to this material with reconsideration, revision, and review, and that makes me undoubtedly call these songs ‘classics'-classics, which are inclusive of traditions across cultures, and celebrate a diversity of thought, expression, and experience."
"It is rare to find a classical singer who can truly project an aura onstage," says the New Yorker. Julia Bullock "is a musician who delights in making her own rules."
"Bullock's voice is deeply rich and richly deep, with both the qualities of Anderson's expressive contralto and Price's electrifying climaxes," says the Los Angeles Times. "Meaning was, word for word, expressed through not only her exacting vocal inflection and her precise facial expression, but even the slightest movement of her hands. Her eyes made contact. Communication was on every level direct."
"The soprano Julia Bullock is on the verge of an unconventional career," says the New York Times, "one of the singular artists of her generation-a singer of enveloping tone, startlingly mature presence and unusually sophisticated insight into culture, society and history."
|1. Brown Baby|
|2. One By One|
|3. Memorial de Tlateloco, from 'El Niño'|
|4. City Called Heaven|
|5. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free|
|6. Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op. 24|
|7. Who Knows Where the Time Goes?|