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Philip Lasser: Colors Of Feelings

Lasser / Phillips / Futral / Garrett / York
Release Date: 10/30/2012 
Label:  Delos   Catalog #: 3428   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Philip Lasser
Performer:  Margo GarrettSusanna PhillipsElizabeth Futral
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“The poetry of words and the poetry of music make for a strange alchemy.” Thus mused distinguished American composer and Juilliard faculty member Philip Lasser, by way of introduction to these world premiere recordings of three lovely and evocative cycles for voice(s) and piano. In Colors of Feelings offers vivid settings of four moving poems by handicapped Tennessean writer Wynelle Ann Carson, who died tragically young. Les Visages de l’Amour treats six varied poetic visions of love by four remarkable French-language poets (including Lasser himself). Nicolette et Aucassin is a fascinating, one-of-a-kind synthesis of ancient and modern for two sopranos and narrator that was inspired by a Medieval French “Chantefable” (sung fable). The Read more original anonymous manuscript contains both the story and the melodies upon which the composer’s music is based. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
In Colors of Feelings, song cycle for soprano & piano by Philip Lasser
Performer:  Margo Garrett (Piano), Susanna Phillips ()
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2009 
Venue:  SUNY Purchase Performing Arts Center Rec 
Length: 15 Minutes 5 Secs. 
2.
Les visages de l'amour, song cycle for soprano & piano by Philip Lasser
Performer:  Margo Garrett (Piano), Elizabeth Futral ()
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1998 
Venue:  SUNY Purchase Performing Arts Center Rec 
Length: 17 Minutes 25 Secs. 
3.
Nicolette et Aucassin, song cycle for narrator, 2 sopranos & piano by Philip Lasser
Performer:  Elizabeth Futral (), Susanna Phillips (), Margo Garrett (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2008 
Venue:  SUNY Purchase Performing Arts Center Rec 
Length: 31 Minutes 48 Secs. 

Sound Samples

In Colors of Feelings: I. Death of the Muse
In Colors of Feelings: II. Dream
In Colors of Feelings: III. You Sing for Me
In Colors of Feelings: IV. When Our Hearts Were Young
Les visages de L'amour: No. 1. La vallee verdoyante (The Verdant Valley)
Les visages de L'amour: No. 2. Dans les bois (In the Woods)
Les visages de L'amour: No. 3. Mon reve familier (My Familiar Dream)
Les visages de L'amour: No. 4. Romance
Les visages de L'amour: No. 5. J'aime une femme (I Love a Woman)
Les visages de L'amour: No. 6. Souvenir et plaisir (Memory and Pleasure)
Nicolette et Aucassin: Narration 1
Nicolette et Aucassin: I. Qui vauroit bons vers oir
Nicolette et Aucassin: Narration 2
Nicolette et Aucassin: II. Nicole est en prison mise
Nicolette et Aucassin: Narration 3
Nicolette et Aucassin: III. Quand le Comte Garin voit son fils
Nicolette et Aucassin: Narration 4
Nicolette et Aucassin: IV. Nicolette au clair visage
Nicolette et Aucassin: V. Etoilette, je te vois
Nicolette et Aucassin: Narration 5
Nicolette et Aucassin: VI. Aucassin, le beau, le blond

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