I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to collaborate with Amanda Johnston on this album. Throughout our long standing collaboration, we have been captivated by German lieder and Romantic poetry. Recording this repertoire together was a means of imparting our shared passion for art song. We strove to create a collection of well-known staples, combined with lesser-known gems.

I have always felt that art song has the ability to open up the soul, allowing one to be honest and vulnerable. It is my hope that you have a similar experience while listening to this album.

“Canadian mezzo-soprano Julia Morgan, with the close collaboration of pianist Amanda Johnston, gives deeply insightful, intriguing performances…. her voice has…a velvet smoothness and a flawless way of handling a musical line that serves these songs very well. Most important, she has the requisite intelligence to bring out the subtleties in poetic texts in which meaning and emotion are not always perfectly straightforward or transparent.”

Phil Muse, Audio Society of Atlanta – June 2012

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