Songs to Poems of Emily Dickinson

LEE HOIBY (1926-2011): The Shining Place, AARON COPLAND (1900-1990): Nature, the gentlest mother, When they come back, Sleep is supposed to be, Heart, we will forget him, The world feels dusty, I felt a funeral in my brain, The Chariot, Why do they shut me out of heaven?, Going to Heaven!, JOHN DUKE (1899-1984): Bee! I'm expecting you!, ARTHUR FARWELL (1872-1952): The Butterfly, Aristocracy, I'm nobody! Who are you?, Wild Nights!, The Sabbath, ERNST BACON (1898-1990): To make a prairie, It's all I have to bring, And this of all my hopes, LORI LAITMAN (b.1955): I gained it so, RICHARD PEARSON-THOMAS (b.1957): I never saw a moor, SCOTT GENDEL (b.1977): Bring me the sunset, Wild Nights!.

Catalogue Number: 02O065

Label: Naxos

Reference: 8.559731

Format: CD

Price: $11.98

Description: Choosing five genres from Dickinson's poetry - Nature, Identity, Love, Death and Immortality - soprano Faulkner programmed this recital of various settings by famous and lesser-known American composers with Copland's well-known settings being matched particularly by the five-song set by Hoiby from 1995, roiling with emotion and achieving a climax of transcendental intensity. Texts available on-line. Julia Faulkner (soprano), Martha Fischer (piano), Lee Hoiby (piano - The Shining Place).

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