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Harold Farberman is a distinguished composer, conductor and pedagogue. His music combines sophistication with a broad palette of expression. He has conducted many of the world’s leading orchestras and his accomplishments as a recording artist are widely recognized. A prolific composer, Harold Farberman counts orchestral works, chamber music, concertos, ballet music, film scores, song cycles and operas among his compositions. He is founder and director of the Conductors Institute.
As the world is turning from the 19th to the 20th century, Hudson, New York, on the Hudson River, in the Hudson Valley, was a little town with a big red light district centered on Diamond Street. Harold Farberman has written a comic opera with
libretto by Andrew Joffe that involves politicians, a heroine forced to work in the red light district and a hero, who rescues her.
Works on This Recording
Diamond Street, A Comic Opera by Harold Farberman
Keith Spencer (Baritone),
Megan Weston (Soprano),
Charles Perry Sprawls (Bass Baritone),
Patrick Layton (Tenor),
Hannie Caroll (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Venue: Bard College’s Fisher Center
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