THE

ANTHOLOGY II

BURNING HEART

YEAR

2012

 

INSTRUMENTATION

Soprano & Piano

 

DURATION

10 minutes

 

TEXT

Various Japanese Poets

trans. Kenneth Rexroth (English)

 

MOVEMENTS

1. Mist 
2. Us 
3. Have I learned to understand you? 

4. Tangled 
5. Of the night the whispering snow fell 

 

FIRST PERFORMANCE

August 24, 2012

Jessica Petrus (Soprano)

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. 

 

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

April 14, 2019: Chelsea Fingal DeSouza (Sop.) and Florence Mak (Piano), National Sawdust, NY

April 11, 2019: Chelsea Fingal DeSouza (Sop.) and Florence Mak (Piano), Bard Conservatory of Music, NY

May 19, 2013: Sarah Shafer, soprano and Natalie Zhu (Piano), Curtis Institute of Music (Song 5), PN

August 24, 2012: Jessica Petrus (Soprano), Gabriel Dobner (Piano), Staunton, VA

THE BURNING HEART ANTHOLOGY II

May 19, 2013

Running Time: 2:58 min

V. Of the night the whispering snow fell

 

Dolce Suono Ensemble:

Sarah Shafer, soprano

Natalie Zhu, piano

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