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Notes from the Asylum / McCaldin, Burgess


Release Date: 06/10/2016 
Label:  Champs Hill Records   Catalog #: 111  
Composer:  Henry PurcellHarriet AbramsJohannes BrahmsHugo Wolf,   ... 
Performer:  Clare McCaldinLibby Burgess
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A new and intriguing theme for an album, "Notes From The Asylum" centers around songs written about female madness. Included are works by Purcell/Britten, Harriet Abrams, Hugo Wolf, Ned Rorem, and Stephen McNeff. From the Wolf selection, written before the composer spent his final days in an asylum, to the Rorem setting of five Sylvia Plath poems, mezzo-soprano Clare McCaldin breathes life into these works. A new and intriguing theme for an album, "Notes From The Asylum" centers around songs written about female madness. Included are works by Purcell/Britten, Harriet Abrams, Hugo Wolf, Ned Rorem, and Stephen McNeff. From the Wolf selection, written before the composer spent his final days in an asylum, to the Rorem setting of five Sylvia Plath poems, mezzo-soprano Clare McCaldin breathes life into these works. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
From silent shades, Z 370 "Bess of Bedlam" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Clare McCaldin (Mezzo Soprano), Libby Burgess (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1683; England 
2.
Crazy Jane by Harriet Abrams
Performer:  Clare McCaldin (Mezzo Soprano), Libby Burgess (Piano)
Period: Classical 
3.
Ophelia Songs, WoO 22 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Clare McCaldin (Mezzo Soprano), Libby Burgess (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Austria 
4.
Mörike Lieder: Excerpt(s) by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Clare McCaldin (Mezzo Soprano), Libby Burgess (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Ariel by Ned Rorem
Performer:  Clare McCaldin (Mezzo Soprano), Libby Burgess (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; USA 
6.
Vivienne by Stephen McNeff
Performer:  Clare McCaldin (Mezzo Soprano), Libby Burgess (Piano)

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