THE BURNING HEART 

 

YEAR

2013

 

INSTRUMENTATION

Soprano, Harp & Strings

 

DURATION

12 minutes

 

TEXT

Various Japanese Poets,

Trans. Kenneth Rexroth (English)

 

MOVEMENTS

1. Mist

2. Us

3. Have I learned to understand you?

4. Ghost

5. Night without end

6. The heart of man

 

FIRST PERFORMANCE

March 17, 2013

Antonina Chekhovskaya (Sop)

Composer Conducting

University of Michigan Strings

 

PROGRAM NOTE

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. 

 

RELATED WORKS

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)

The Burning Heart t Anthology IV (Mezzo Soprano & Piano)