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Asia: Breath In A Ram's Horn / Swenson, Gibson

Asia / Robinson / Swensen / Gibson
Release Date: 09/03/2002 
Label:  Summit Records   Catalog #: 8000  
Composer:  Daniel Asia
Performer:  Robert SwensenTannis GibsonFaye Robinson
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Pines makes fine, personal poetry out of short lines; Asia responds like a true partner. Swenson’s tenor is perfect for the first cycle, familial and elegaic; Robinson’s soprano spans the more challenging lines of the second group, tonally not so ingratiating, but in keeping with the tone of the words and music. Swenson then has to project all the marvelous word- and syllable-orderings of cummings, for which Asia finds plausible musical equivalents, from sing-song and blues, to dirge, keeping Gibson’s lucid piano as busy as your mind. " - Paul Ingram, FANFARE "Pines makes fine, personal poetry out of short lines; Asia responds like a true partner. Swenson’s tenor is perfect for the first cycle, familial and elegaic; Robinson’s soprano spans the more challenging lines of the second group, tonally not so ingratiating, but in keeping with the tone of the words and music. Swenson then has to project all the marvelous word- and syllable-orderings of cummings, for which Asia finds plausible musical equivalents, from sing-song and blues, to dirge, keeping Gibson’s lucid piano as busy as your mind. " - Paul Ingram, FANFARE Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Breath in a Ram's Horn by Daniel Asia
Performer:  Robert Swensen (Tenor), Tannis Gibson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995; USA 
2.
Pines Songs (5) by Daniel Asia
Performer:  Faye Robinson (Soprano), Tannis Gibson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1983; USA 
3.
An E. E. Cummings Songbook by Daniel Asia
Performer:  Robert Swensen (Tenor), Tannis Gibson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997-1998; USA 

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