THE BURNING HEART
Soprano, Harp & Strings
Various Japanese Poets,
Trans. Kenneth Rexroth (English)
3. Have I learned to understand you?
5. Night without end
6. The heart of man
March 17, 2013
Antonina Chekhovskaya (Sop)
University of Michigan Strings
The Burning Heart consist of settings of Japanese love poems (Haiku) translated by Kenneth Rexroth and are taken from Burning Heart Anthologies, four large volumes for different voice types and piano. This version of the Burning Heart are for soprano and strings with harp. The poems express in very little words, young and mature love, conveying intimacy, sensuality and angst.
The Burning Heart for Solo Piano
The Burning Heart Anthology I (Tenor & Piano)
The Burning Heart Anthology II (Soprano & Piano)
The Buring Heart Anthology III (Baritone & Piano)