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Chistopher Berg - Un Américain Ŕ Paris - Songs And Cantatas


Release Date: 04/29/2003 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 576   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Christopher Berg
Performer:  Tobe MalawistaScott MurphreeRichard LalliChristopher Berg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mirror Visions Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

First and foremost a composer of songs, Christopher Berg has been called "an American Hugo Wolf" by the American Record Guide. Though self-taught as a composer, several composer mentors have encouraged him, most significantly the late Robert Helps with whom he studied piano. The Mirror Visions Ensemble was formed in New Haven, Connecticut in 1992 to explore and perform song repertoire, in particular multiple settings of texts. The ensemble's first concert was sponsored by the Yale University Art Gallery, and since then exhibitions and poetry have provided the inspiration and focus of much of their work. In 2000, the ensemble created a program which accompanied the exhibition Edward Lear and the Art of Travel at the Yale Center for British Read more Art. Also in 200, the ensemble inaugurated the Leo Smit Concert Series at the Jones Library in Amherst with a performance of compositions based on the poetry and letters of Emily Dickinson in celebration of the poet's 170th birthday. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Les Loisirs de la Poste by Christopher Berg
Performer:  Tobe Malawista (Soprano), Scott Murphree (Tenor), Richard Lalli (Baritone),
Richard Lalli (Piano), Christopher Berg (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mirror Visions Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2001 
2.
Portrait en Miniature de Madame de Sevigne by Christopher Berg
Performer:  Tobe Malawista (Soprano), Richard Lalli (Piano), Richard Lalli (Baritone),
Scott Murphree (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mirror Visions Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2001 
3.
Hommage ŕ Francis Poulenc by Christopher Berg
Performer:  Richard Lalli (Piano), Christopher Berg (Piano), Richard Lalli (Baritone),
Scott Murphree (Tenor), Tobe Malawista (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mirror Visions Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 2000 
4.
L'Intelligence et la Musicalite Chez les Animaux by Christopher Berg
Performer:  Christopher Berg (Piano), Tobe Malawista (Soprano), Richard Lalli (Piano),
Scott Murphree (Tenor), Richard Lalli (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mirror Visions Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996 
5.
La Moisson by Christopher Berg
Performer:  Richard Lalli (Baritone), Scott Murphree (Tenor), Christopher Berg (Piano),
Tobe Malawista (Soprano), Richard Lalli (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mirror Visions Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 2002 

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