Monday, April 08, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jane Rutter to Release New Album ‘French Kiss’
A musical journey deep into the beauty, sensuality and passion of France
When Jane Rutter plays to an audience, not only is it beautiful flute playing, but also every person in the auditorium feels truly embraced.
Her flute declares itself in a sensual, passionate statement; her musical instrument becomes a fully expressive voice. And now, Australia’s foremost flautist and instrumental artist Jane Rutter, has captured the depth of sensuality on her new album French Kiss, through ABC Classics & Jazz.
French Kiss is Jane’s most exciting and important to date, and she is looking forward to sharing with the Australian public just how much she has learnt from the French way of life.
French Kiss is about exploring innermost feelings. We all yearn for connection with other people, with nature, with beauty, with life. This album offers us the chance to make that connection through music – exquisite gems of French music that have become a treasured part of Jane’s own life in the course of her many years living in France and studying the uniquely French way of making music.
In a sneak-peek preview of her album notes, Jane reflects on this heady French blend of music and pleasure: “In the foggy, wine-dark night I long for connection, I long to taste life… In my head I am chanting a secret truth. We embrace. I am a river of butterflies. It’s an evening of a thousand beautiful things. From this launch pad of kisses, we share secrets in the silent storm. How we listen to each other in this slow burn of an extended kiss!”
Jane’s song choices take us deep into the heart of the French Romantic era and the Belle Époque – Debussy’s Romance, Massenet’s Meditation, Fauré’s Après un rêve (After a Dream) and Martini’s Plaisir d’amour (Love’s Pleasure). At the same time, she introduces us to hidden treasures like Rentar? Taki’s Moon over Ruined Castle and Claude Bolling’s Sentimentale, as well as classic tunes including Cole Porter’s So In Love and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s If I Loved You.
With such a superb selection of tracks, this is the most anticipated album yet, from this supremely gifted performer.
“The sound of the flute played in the French / Rampal style is like an elegant, generous kiss – a musical embrace that’s sensual in the same way that life is sensual,” says Jane. “Be it with Baroque music, French salon music, Mozart concertos, virtuosic, contemporary, intellectually or technically challenging works, deeply emotional arias such as Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix or even the songs of Cole Porter or Aznavour, the style of piece doesn’t matter… In my musical (creative) life I seek to express connectivity – to have the voice of the flute speak, cross barriers, connecting listeners in a deep way.”
Jane is a household name in Australia who performs and tours extensively worldwide. She is one of the world’s leading exponents of the Rampal School of French flute playing. Renowned for her classical, multi-media and cabaret performances (even back in the days when no one contemplated such a craft!), Jane is also an acclaimed composer, poet and dramatist. She has appeared as guest soloist with many prominent artists and orchestras across many different styles, including Richard Bonynge, Christopher Hogwood, Michael Crawford, The Manhattan Transfer, David Helfgott, Slava Grigoryan and Simon Tedeschi.
The ‘Jane Rutter’ tour dates are:
17th April 12:30pm:
The Concourse, Chatswood:
Live at Lunch: French Kiss
17th April 7pm for 8:30
French Kiss Album launch
21-29 April: Hong Kong and China
15 May 12:30pm:
The Concourse, Chatswood
Live at Lunch Guest appearance with SImon Tedeschi Gershwin and Me. http://www.theconcourse.com.au/event/concourse-lunch-hour-series
16-18 May: Noosa International Food and Wine Festival Concerto with orchestra performance and recital with sopranoTaryn Fiebig, pianist Guy Noble
19/20: Brisbane TBC
24/25th: Melbourne TBC
1-13 June: French Kiss: An Australian in Paris WA tour Venues and dates TBC
19 June 12:30pm: The Concourse, Chatswood: Live at Lunch P.S. I Love You lunch hour recital with Taryn Fiebig http://www.theconcourse.com.au/event/concourse-lunch-hour-series
2-15th July : Paris, Uzes Venues and dates TBC
17th July 12:30pm: The Concourse, Chatswood: Live at Lunch Guest Appearance with Rick Price http://www.theconcourse.com.au/event/concourse-lunch-hour-series
2-6th August: Brisbane Metropolitan.Venues and dates TBC
10th August: Quirrindi /NSW regional tour. Venues and dates TBC
21st August 12:30pm:The Concourse, Chatswood:: Live at Lunch Jane Rutter presents Cho Ki Wong, Tecchler Quartet Beethoven & Chopin Live at Lunch http://www.theconcourse.com.au/event/concourse-lunch-hour-series
11th September: The Concourse (Chatswood)Live at Lunch: Fire and Water An Irish Fantasy( lute string trio and harp) http://www.theconcourse.com.au/event/concourse-lunch-hour-series
October: date TBC: Sydney Opera House Birthday Concert
August 2013 – November 2014: Jane Rutter presents Local Heroes Series at the Utzon Room: dates TBC
November 26- January 25 2014 Theatre de Nesle, Paris, France: Flûtes et Moi: Jane Rutter est Une Australienne à Paris,
July- November: Melbourne Recital Hall: dates TBC