ANTHOLOGY III

THE

BURNING HEART

 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: Wayne Arthur Paul (Bar.) and Hsin-Chiao Liao (Piano), National Sawdust, NY

April 11, 2019: Wayne Arthur Paul (Bar.) and Hsin-Chiao Liao (Piano), Bard Conservatory of Music, NY

August 24, 2013: Ryland Pope (Baritone), Gabriel Dobner (Piano), Staunton, VA 

YEAR

2012

 

INSTRUMENTATION

Baritone & Piano

 

DURATION

10 minutes

 

TEXT

Various Japanese Poets

trans. Kenneth Rexroth (English)

 

MOVEMENTS

1. Roads of love

2. A girl I saw only once

3. The colored leaves

4. A girl who is not here

 

FIRST PERFORMANCE

August 24, 2013

Ryland Pope (Baritone)

Gabriel Dobner (Piano)

Staunton Music Festival