Carmen de Boheme

  • Title Carmen de Boheme
  • Year 2002
  • Instr sop,pno
  • Duration 6 min
  • Categories Vocal
  • Publisher CF Peters
  • Texts Hart Crane

First performance:
Elizabeth Farnum, soprano, Stephen Gosling, piano
Merkin Hall, NYC, Sept. 24, 2002


“The high spirited text by Hart Crane met its match in the music of Mr. Karchin, in which oblique references to the famous opera pointed up the vivacious quality of the music.”

Leo Kraft, New Music Connoisseur

“Its Hart Crane poem is an evocative portrayal of dance, with a sinister, portentous underpinning: the juxtaposition is reflected in Karchin´s sensitive setting.”

Christian Carey, Splendid

”The most charming song, Carmen de Boheme, is an affectionate homage to Bizet´s Habenera…”

Jack Sullivan, American Record Guide