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June 7, 2007

Deutsche Grammophon has announced that Measha Brueggergosman recently recorded her DG debut album Surprise (CD 477 6589 – scheduled for US release in autumn 2007, international release in early 2008).

Measha teamed up with David Robertson and the BBC Symphony Orchestra in London to record newly orchestrated songs by Grammy®- and Pulitzer prize-winning composer William Bolcom – all world-premiere recordings – as well as Schoenberg’s Brettl Lieder and songs by Satie. “She is a versatile performer who is on the one hand able to do something of great seriousness, and she also can do the Schoenberg cabaret songs and the Satie with great style”, raved Bolcom, who accompanied Measha for some of his repertoire. “I imagine the only difficulty she will ever have will be for people to try to pin her down. She is very hard to pin down – she can do all things.”

“The thing about Measha is that what really comes across is her immense love of music”, added Robertson. “Whether she’s singing something like Ravel or Mozart or a nightclub number – it all has the same extraordinary enjoyment of the human voice.” The album is aptly named after a short Bolcom song on the album, “Surprise” – for Measha brings a surprising new dimension to classical music.