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Joyce DiDonato wins 2020 GRAMMY Award 'Best Classical Solo Vocal Album' for 'Songplay'

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With her album Songplay, Joyce DiDonato takes a new and creative angle on vocal music from the Baroque and Classical periods, as well as from the 20th century. The 14 tracks on Songplay succeed in being simultaneously familiar and unexpected. The album serves up music by Vivaldi in both its customary Baroque purity and swinging to the heady rhythm of a samba. It brings a tango sizzle to an aria by Vivaldi's contemporary Marcello, and it plays with the voice of Bach in George Shearing's ‘Lullaby of Birdland'.    "Songplay, as a title, suggests exactly what this album is," says the pianist Craig Terry, who developed the concept for the album along with Joyce DiDonato

Joyce DiDonato wins 2020 GRAMMY Award 'Best Classical Solo Vocal Album' for 'Songplay.' DiDonato is joined on the album by Craig Terry, Charlie Porter, Chuck Israels, Jimmy Madison & Lautaro Greco.