Songs from My Mother’s Piano Bench
James Taylor, tenor
Ted Taylor, piano
“It Had to Be You,” “Danny Boy,” “Begin the Beguine,” “True Love,” “Because,” “I Love You Truly” ……….. and so much more!
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Streaming live here
With an extensive repertoire ranging from the medieval period to the twenty-first century, tenor James Taylor devotes much of his career to oratorio and concert literature. As one of the most sought-after Bach tenors, he has maintained a close relationship with conductor Helmuth Rilling and the International Bach-Academy Stuttgart, performing and teaching master classes worldwide. He has been a juror and consultant for the International Bach-Competition Leipzig, and in 2008 he debuted with the New York Philharmonic singing the Evangelist in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion under the direction of Kurt Masur. His career has taken him throughout the United States, South America, Japan, Korea, and Israel, and to virtually all the major orchestras and concert halls of Europe, where he has performed with conductors such as Blomstedt, von Dohnányi, Harding, Harnoncourt, Herreweghe, Jacobs, Koopman, Labadie, Rilling, Suzuki, Welser-Möst, Nézet-Séguin, Norrington, and Vänskä. James Taylor is a frequent recitalist and has performed with such collaborators as Helmuth Deutsch, Irwin Gage, Donald Sulzen, Paul O’Dette, and Stephen Stubbs. His discography is extensive, with CD and DVD recordings on Sony, Hänssler, harmonia mundi, and Naxos. He joined the Yale faculty in 2005 and serves as coordinator for the voice program in early music, art song, and oratorio.