Songs for Silenced Voices
Sandra Simon, soprano. Panoramicos
Anna Kistlitsyna, piano;
Sirius String Quartet;
Samantha Britt, soprano. Elenora Pertz, piano.
Fischer Duo: Norman Fischer, cello. Jeanne Fischer, piano.
Total Time: 54:27
Performance: ****/**** Composer Michael Cohen has had a wide career that has included writing for Broadway, commercials, and even opera among a variety of other concert music. A Song for Silenced Voice
Joys Abiding: Soprano & Baritone Duets by Historical Women Composers
Dana Zenobi, soprano.
Oliver Washington, baritone.
Chuck Dillard, piano, harpsichord.
Total Time: 72:17
Performance: ***/**** When teaching music appreciation courses, students are often struck at the lack of women composers but always curious about the ones that do appear (like Hildegard of Bingen, Fanny Hensel, and Amy Beach, and sometimes Barbara Strozzi). Enter
Total Time: 30:59
Performance: ****/**** Composer John Mitchell (1941-) has a rich and varied catalogue of work for keyboard, chamber ensemble, opera, and some 400 (!) art songs. The present release features four quartets that each are musical snapshots of the seasons. It is not quite clear if these are one work, our four thematically-connected pieces, though each could easily stand on its own as a single concert
It is quite hard to believe, but today marks the 4th Anniversary of the premiere recording for my violin sonata. The Marian Sonata (2005) is a musical polyptych of the Life of Christ. So as we are here on the verge of the Lenten season, I thought it doubly appropriate to share the program notes for this work. The sonata was written while I was teaching at Tarrant County Community College (Arlington, TX) for Marion and Mary Nesvadba whose names and faithful dedication to s