Watercolors: music of Robert Nelson | Delos DE3499

Watercolors: music of Robert Nelson

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Label: Delos

Cat No: DE3499

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 1st April 2016

Contents

Artists

Sonja Bruzauskas (mezzo-soprano)
Tali Morgulis (piano)
Roy Wylie (piano)
Timothy Hester (piano)
Sophia Silvios (violin)
Christopher Neal (violin)
Wayne Brooks (viola)
Christopher French (cello)
Anthony Kitai (cello)
Anne Leek (oboe)
Alexander Potiomkin (clarinet)
Brian Thomas (horn)

Works

Nelson, Robert

Bowls
Cabaret Songs (2)
Love Lyrics (2)
On the Question of Angels
Sapphire
Watercolors
Zoo Stories

Artists

Sonja Bruzauskas (mezzo-soprano)
Tali Morgulis (piano)
Roy Wylie (piano)
Timothy Hester (piano)
Sophia Silvios (violin)
Christopher Neal (violin)
Wayne Brooks (viola)
Christopher French (cello)
Anthony Kitai (cello)
Anne Leek (oboe)
Alexander Potiomkin (clarinet)
Brian Thomas (horn)

About

Robert Nelson is a wonderfully inventive and stylistically versatile composer known for his prolific output and his forays into a broad range of musical idioms. Many of his creations feature artful fusions of classical, jazz and even hard rock. He has a particular affinity for vocal music of all kinds: operas and choral creations – as well as the art song, as exemplified in this stunning release.

The songs offered here – in Nelson’s first album for Delos – reflect these musical characteristics and more, as well as his richly expressive palette encompassing a remarkable range of emotions and moods from somber and haunting to humorous. We are treated to two song cycles – Zoo Stories and the title work, Watercolors – as well as seven other songs presented in pairs or as substantial individual works.

The internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Sonja Bruzauskas heads a diverse and accomplished cast of collaborators in works accompanied either by piano or by varying chamber ensembles composed of gifted performers on violin, viola, cello, clarinet, horn and oboe.

“ … a composer of undoubted sincerity and ability” – Musicweb International

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