Elīna Garanča Announces New Album ‘When Night Falls’

By Francisco Salazar

Deutsche Grammophon has announced Elīna Garanča’s new album “When Night Falls.”

The album will be released on March 15 on World Sleep Day and includes traditional songs as well as vocal nocturnes by Schubert, Brahms, Strauss, Humperdinck, and several composers from Spain and her beloved Latvian homeland.

In a statement, the mezzo said, “For some people, the night can be full of fear and uncertainty. It’s a time when you’re alone and confronted with yourself.” She added, “The world calms down and falls asleep, and we humans can find calm as well.”

The new recording will also include first ever recordings of music from her homeland. The mezzo said, “My Latvian identity simply had to be part of such an intimate, personal programme.”

The album showcases Garanča alongside the Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria, conducted by Karel Mark Chichon, the Berlin Music Ensemble, oboist Albrecht Mayer, pianist Malcolm Martineau, Raphaël Feuillâtre, and José María Gallardo del Rey.