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Complete Songs of Virgil Thomson for Voice and Piano now available from New World Records and Amazon

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A "behind the scenes" look at recording The Complete Songs of Virgil Thomson for Voice and Piano

As many of you may know, Florestan is releasing The Complete Songs of Virgil Thomson for voice and piano this February, on the New World Records label. Our highly anticipated, 3-disc compilation includes the world premiere recordings of several unpublished songs, in company with the beloved settings of American and European texts which trace his distinguished career. Featuring the first-class artists you’ve come to expect from the Florestan Recital Project, this recording has been in the making for two years, and we can’t wait to share it with you in February.

To whet your appetites, please enjoy this "behind the scenes" glimpse of The Complete Songs of Virgil Thomson for voice and piano. It offers more information on Thomson and our release, and allows you to hear some of the beautiful music which will soon be available in stores and online. Happy Holidays from the Florestan Recital Project!

Aaron and Alison

 


 

Florestan Recital Project celebrated a milestone in the release of its first commercial recordings: The Complete Songs of Daniel Pinkham, volumes one and two. As the first installment of a multi-disc set, each disc showcases the great American composer Daniel Pinkham's prolific output of songs.

NPR music

National Public Radio includes Volume One in its "5 Best American Contemporary Classical Albums of 2010."

See more reviews on the Press page.

 


The Peculiar Case of Dr. H.H. Holmes
by Libby Larsen

Performed by:

Aaron Engebreth, baritone
Alison d'Amato, piano

Individual Movements I - V:
I. I State My Case :
II. As A Young Man:
III. I Build My Business
IV. Thirteen Ladies and Three Who Got Away
(Grand Waltz Macabre)
V. Evidence
 

Early Songs of Samuel Barber  
World Premiere Recordings

Performed by:

Aaron Engebreth, baritone
Alison d'Amato, piano

 

1. Lady, When I Behold the Roses
Words by John Wilbye (1574-1638)


2. An Earnest Suit to His Unkind Mistress Not to Forsake Him; Words by Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503-1542)

3. Hey Nonny No!
Words from Christ Church Manuscript


4. Fantasy In Purple
Words by Langston Hughes (1902-1967)
5. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Words by Robert Frost (1874-1963)
6. Watchers
Words attributed to Dean Cornwell (1892-1960)

 


Information on the discs:

Volume One, Songs for Voice, Piano and Guitar

Settings of Emily Dickinson, James Wright, Anne Wright and A.E. Housman. Recorded in December of 2007 in New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall. Musicians: Aaron Engebreth, baritone; Joe Dan Harper, tenor; Anne Kissel Harper, piano; Alison d'Amato, piano; Jim Piorkowski, guitar. Production: Joel Gordon, engineer; Tim Steele, session producer. Design: Goldlust Design. Recorded on Florestan Records (FRP 1001)
Total Disc Time: (55:44) Price: $15.00

 

Volume Two, Songs for Voice and Organ

Settings of numerous Biblical texts as well as poems by Thomas Camion, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Emily Dickinson, Eugene Green, Henry Vaughan, George Herbert and Robert Herrick. Recorded in July of 2008 in Historic King's Chapel, Boston. Musicians: Aaron Engebreth, baritone; Joe Dan Harper, tenor and Heinrich Christensen, playing the C.B. Fisk Organ, Opus 44. Production: Joel Gordon, engineer; Tim Steele, session producer. Design: Goldlust Design. Recorded on Florestan Records (FRP 1002).
Total Disc Time: (69:06) Price: $15.00

Two Housman Settings (1946, Rev. 1973/1985) For Voice And Piano:
1. Stars, I Have Seen Them Fall (1:24)
Called Home (1996-97) For Voice And Piano:
4. Some, Too Fragile For Winter Winds (1:29)
Called Home (1996-97) For Voice And Piano:
5. Tie The Strings To My Life (1:32)
 
Three Canticles From Luke (1993) For Voice And Organ:

2. Magnificat (2:38)

Carols And Cries (1990) For Voice And Organ:
8. Author Of Light (2:36)

The Wellesley Hills Psalm Book (1984) For Voice And Organ:
7. Let God Arise (2:04)



Volumes One and Two, Box Set (FRP 1003). Price: $25.00

 

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