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Late Air: Music by John Harbison / Colton


Release Date: 02/07/2020 
Label:  Oberlin Music   Catalog #: 19  
Composer:  John Harbison
Performer:  Kendra ColtonKayo IwamaSanford MargolisPeggy Pearson
Conductor:  Timothy Weiss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Soprano Kendra Colton has sung the music of John Harbison for some 25 years, including an untold number of performances of the composer’s church and chamber music, as well as Colton’s turn as Daisy Buchanan on the workshop recording of The Great Gatsby, which Harbison composed for the Metropolitan Opera. On Late Air, Colton and Harbison are united once again on music representing three decades of Harbison’s creative output. One of America’s most distinguished artistic figures, JOHN HARBISON (b. 1938) is the recipient of numerous awards, among them a MacArthur Fellowship and a Pulitzer Prize. He has written music for most of America’s premier musical institutions, including the Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, New York Read more Philharmonic, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. His music is widely recorded on leading prestige labels. Harbison’s catalog is anchored by three operas, seven symphonies, 12 concerti, a ballet, six string quartets, numerous song cycles and chamber works, and a large body of sacred music that includes cantatas, motets, and orchestral-choral works. He has served as composer in residence with the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the American Academy in Rome, and numerous festivals. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Mirabai Songs by John Harbison
Performer:  Kendra Colton (Soprano), Kayo Iwama (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982; United States 
2.
After Hours: Excerpt(s) by John Harbison
Performer:  Kendra Colton (Soprano), Sanford Margolis (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2007; United States 
3.
North and South by John Harbison
Performer:  Kendra Colton (Soprano), Kayo Iwama (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2002; United States 
4.
Crossroads by John Harbison
Performer:  Peggy Pearson (Oboe), Kendra Colton (Soprano)
Conductor:  Timothy Weiss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2012; United States 

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