John Harbison - Due Libri etc | Bridge BRIDGE9200

John Harbison - Due Libri etc

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Label: Bridge

Cat No: BRIDGE9200

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 19th March 2007

Contents

Artists

Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (mezzo-soprano)
Peggy Pearson (oboe)
Jo-Ann Sternberg (clarinet)
Robert Shannon (piano)
Georgine Resick (soprano)
Warren Jones (piano)
Greenleaf Chamber Players
Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra

Conductor

Scott Yoo

Works

Harbison, John

Concerto for Oboe, Clarinet and Strings
Due Libri dei Mottetti di Montale
Mirabai Songs
Piano Sonata no.1

Artists

Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (mezzo-soprano)
Peggy Pearson (oboe)
Jo-Ann Sternberg (clarinet)
Robert Shannon (piano)
Georgine Resick (soprano)
Warren Jones (piano)
Greenleaf Chamber Players
Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra

Conductor

Scott Yoo

About

Bridge is pleased to be re-releasing the late Lorraine Hunt Lieberson's spectacular recording of John Harbison's poignant setting of Eugenio Montale poems of memory and loss, Due Libri dei Mottetti di Montale
 
Originally released on the Archetype label, this work and Harbison's virtuosic Concerto for Oboe, Clarinet and Strings, will now be restored to the active catalog. One astute critic referred to the Concerto as "scenes from a marriage." This metaphorical marriage between solo winds and strings contains quarrels, precarious balances, comic relief, misunderstandings and eventual unanimity. 
 
Combined with Harbison's Sonata No. 1 and his masterful and popular Mirabai Songs, as sung by Georgine Resick in the version with piano, this disc presents the first in an ongoing series of recordings dedicated to John Harbison's music. The Piano Sonata No. 1 was written for Robert Shannon, Ursula Oppens, and Alan Feinberg on a consortium commission from the National Endowment for the Arts. It bears the inscription "Roger Sessions In Memoriam." Dedicatee Robert Shannon gives the score a brilliant and transparent reading.

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