Romantic. The scoring of Schubert's "Auf dem Strom" (On the River) for voice, horn and piano is reminiscent of that of the "Hirt auf dem Felsen" (Shepherd on the Rock) with obligato clarinet. Both pieces were written in 1828 and each one upon a musician's request - in this case that of the horn player Rudolf Lewy. Schubert gave the first performance of Auf dem Strom with the latter and the tenor Ludwig Tietze on March 26, 1828 in Vienna. It was such a success that it was soon performed again, and...
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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The opera opens on Beethoven, Mozart, and Haydn playing Scrabble in heaven to learn that Classical Music is dead. The great classical masters return to earth in search of musicologist Charles Rosen to get him to change the message. In this scene, a Tonicchord, a Subdominant chord, and a Dominant chord walk into a bar...Tonic is, of course, the center of attention, and sings the ultimate "it's all about me" comic ode to himself. Jeremy Denk's brilliant madcap libretto and Steven Stucky's delightfu...
John Tavener's 1984 work A Mini Song-Cycle for Gina was written for Gina Cowen, who gave the first performance along with Judith Ginsburg at St John's Church, Ladbroke Grove, London, on April 3, 1986. Text by W.B. Yeats. Movements entitled: When You AreOld; A Cradle Song; He Reproves the Curlew; When You Are Old.
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