Late Romantic. Rachmaninoff composed his collection of 13 songs Op. 34 in 1912, but it was only three years later that he added a little closing piece without any text: the Vocalise, which soon outshone the other songs in terms of popularity and renown. Since its first performance in 1916 this expressive, melancholy piece has circulated in countless arrangements by others. Rachmaninoff himself made an arrangement for orchestra and voice, as well as one for orchestra alone. Henle's Urtext edition ...
Premiered in 1988 by Ren‚e Fleming, Ranjbaran's Three Persian Songs are disparate settings of poems by contemporary Persian authors, in English translation. Reflected in Ranjbaran's unique style are Poverty (by Ahmad Shamlu), It Is Night (Nima Yushij), and The Windows (Mehdi Akhavan-Sales), expressing alienation, darkness, and friendship, respectively. For advanced performers. Dur.: 8' -the publisher
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Using text from the poem "The Anniversary" by John Donne, composer Frederic Sharaf gives the Mezzo-soprano and piano a work about everlasting love, someday parted by death, reunited in heaven. An introduction by the piano as a movement unto itself leads into syllabic vocal lines with occasional dissonance, putting emphasis on each of Donne's profound and beautiful words. -the publisher
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21st Century (2013). Robert Lowell, sixth U.S. Poet Laureate, winner of the 1960 National Book Award ("Life Studies"), and twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, took a minor detour in 1961 to ponder the works of international poets, writing a set of "loose translations" which became his Imitations - he considered them imitations, not translations, since he pictured the texts as being written in current times in America. -the publisher
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