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Harbison: Mottetti Di Montale, Etc / Hunt Lieberson, Et Al

Release Date: 12/26/2006 
Label:  Bridge   Catalog #: 9200   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  John Harbison
Performer:  Jo-Ann SternbergPeggy PearsonRobert ShannonWarren Jones,   ... 
Conductor:  Scott Yoo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metamorphosen Chamber OrchestraGreenleaf Chamber Players
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Bridge is pleased to be re-releasing the late Lorraine Hunt Lieberson’s spectacular recording of John Harbison’s poignant setting of Eugenio Montale poems of memory and loss, Due Libri dei Mottetti di Montale. Originally released on the Archetype label, this work and Harbison’s virtuosic Concerto for Oboe, Clarinet and Strings, will now be restored to the active catalog. One astute critic referred to the Concerto as "scenes from a marriage." This metaphorical marriage between solo winds and strings contains quarrels, precarious balances, comic relief, misunderstandings and eventual unanimity. Combined with Harbison’s Sonata No. 1 and his masterful and popular Mirabai Songs, as sung by Georgine Resick in the version with piano, this disc Read more presents the first in an ongoing series of recordings dedicated to John Harbison’s music. The Piano Sonata No. 1 was written for Robert Shannon, Ursula Oppens, and Alan Feinberg on a consortium commission from the National Endowment for the Arts. It bears the inscription “Roger Sessions In Memoriam.” Dedicatee Robert Shannon gives the score a brilliant and transparent reading. Read less

Works on This Recording

Concerto for Oboe, Clarinet and Strings by John Harbison
Performer:  Jo-Ann Sternberg (Clarinet), Peggy Pearson (Oboe)
Conductor:  Scott Yoo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/08/1998 
Venue:  Jordan Hall, New England Consevatory 
Length: 14 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Sonata for Piano no 1 "Roger Sessions in Memoriam" by John Harbison
Performer:  Robert Shannon (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/19/1990 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts and Letters,NYC 
Length: 16 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Mirabai Songs by John Harbison
Performer:  Warren Jones (Piano), Georgine Resick (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1997 
Venue:  S.U.N.Y. Purcahse Recital Hall, NY 
Length: 18 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Due Libri dei Motetti di Montale by John Harbison
Performer:  Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Greenleaf Chamber Players
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1989; USA 
Venue:  S.U.N.Y. Purcahse Recital Hall, NY 
Length: 22 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Notes: S.U.N.Y. Purcahse Recital Hall, NY (09/29/1997 - 09/30/1997) 

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