A light airy ‘Song’ serves as an introduction to a setting of Keats’ magnificent sonnet, “To Sleep.”
Voices of Change, Sydney Hodkinson, conductor, Christine Schadeberg, soprano
Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX, Nov. 19, 1984.
Karchin´s settings of the poetry of Keats are his most recent displays of a striking conception of text setting… The poetry interacts with musical material in an unprecedented fusion. —Citation to the composer from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1985.