Louis Karchin/Michelle Ekizian

Louis Karchin/Michelle Ekizian

Louis Karchin/Michelle Ekizian

Andrea Cawelti, soprano
Benjamin Hudson, violin

The Group for Contemporary Music: Patricia Spencer, flute; Henry Schuman, oboe; Allen Blustine, clarinet; Dennis Smylie, bass clarinet; Linda Moss, viola; Jeanne LeBlanc, cello, Donald Palma. contrabass; Stephen Paysen, percussion; Aleck Karis, piano; Harvey Sollberger, conductor

Included Works

Capriccio violin and seven instruments (1977)
Songs of John Keats Version for soprano and chamber ensemble soprano and six players (1984)

“Already reveals a deft sense of timing and economy of gesture…Clear textures that project a strong harmonic profile."

James Primosch, High Performance Review

“Karchin’s settings of the poetry of John Keats are his most recent displays of a striking conception of text setting, in which the sonic, syntactic, rhythmic, and semantic properties of the poetry interact with the musical material in an unprecedented fusion of the verbal and the musical.” Citation from the Walter N. Hinrichsen Award, presented to the composer by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

American Academy of Arts and Letters

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