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Marfa Songs / Danielle Buonaiuto

Young / Livingston / Draper / Buchanan
Release Date: 08/21/2020 
Label:  Starkland   Catalog #: 234  
Number of Discs: 1 
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The debut album of soprano Danielle Buonaiuto presents the premiere recording of 19 songs from 4 emerging composers. These lovely, gorgeous songs will appeal to those who enjoy accessible melodies and traditional vocal beauty. "This excellent album is a truly remarkable addition to the singer/piano repertoire" (Phyllis Bryn-Julson). The recording opens with James Young's immediately engaging Marfa Songs. Bryn-Julson praises the "outstanding beauty of sound, sensuality, dance rhythms, and wonderful new ideas" in Cecilia Livingston's Kalypso and Penelope, and observes that in Natalie Draper's haunting O sea-starved, hungry sea, "the final 'Full fathom five' section of the Postlude is simply gorgeous." She refers Read more to Douglas Buchanan, composer of the immediately appealing Scots and Waters, as a "skilled composer who reveals his own distinctive voice." "I am totally impressed with not only the quality of the compositions, but also with the talents of the two artists." Read less

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