THE

BURNING HEART

ANTHOLOGY I

YEAR

2012

 

INSTRUMENTATION

Tenor & Piano

 

DURATION

10 minutes

 

TEXT

Various Japanese Poets

trans. Kenneth Rexroth (English)

MOVEMENTS

1. Mirror 

2. Bound 
3. Gossip grows
4. The changing tides 

 

FIRST PERFORMANCE

August 24, 2012

Tony Boutee (Tenor)

Gabriel Dobner (Piano)

Staunton Music Festival

 

 

PROGRAM NOTE

The Burning Heart song cycle was composed for the 2012 Staunton Music Festival. The work consists of settings of Japanese love poems (Haiku) translated by Kenneth Rexroth and are in four large volumes, each volume composed for a different voice type and piano. The poems express in very little words, young and mature love, conveying intimacy, sensuality and angst. 

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