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The New American Art Song

Gordon / Okulitch,Daniel
Release Date: 03/26/2013 
Label:  Gpr Records   Catalog #: 30011   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Jake HeggieGlen RovenLowell LiebermannRicky I. Gordon
Performer:  Jake HeggieDaniel OkulitchGlen RovenLowell Liebermann,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Hailed by the Journal of Singing as “the most exciting and impressive art song of the last decade,” Okulitch effortlessly delivers a host of intricately crafted melodies from composers Ricky Ian Gordon, Jake Heggie, Lowell Lieberman, and Glen Roven on this aurally stimulating disc. The selections range from Gordon’s teasing and delicate musical settings of works by Gwendolyn Brooks and Dorothy Parker, to two selections from Heggie’s ironic and more flamboyant Of Dogs and Cats, to Roven’s almost instantly accessible melodies for the song cycle Songs From the Underground. Okulitch’s mellifluous and chameleon-like delivery makes each of the 29 tunes sparkle, and it’s difficult to imagine a more enjoyable snapshot of a new breed of Read more American songwriters." - GPR Records Read less

Works on This Recording

Of Gods and Cats, for voice & piano by Jake Heggie
Performer:  Jake Heggie (Piano), Daniel Okulitch (Bass Baritone)
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Sound Associates 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Songs From the Underground, for voice & piano by Glen Roven
Performer:  Daniel Okulitch (Bass Baritone), Glen Roven (Piano)
Venue:  Sound Associates 
Length: 30 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Night Songs, for voice & piano by Lowell Liebermann
Performer:  Lowell Liebermann (Piano), Daniel Okulitch (Bass Baritone)
Venue:  Sound Associates 
Length: 5 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Grow Old Along With Me!, for voice & piano by Jake Heggie
Performer:  Daniel Okulitch (Bass Baritone), Jake Heggie (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2004 
Venue:  Sound Associates 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Quiet Lives, for voice & piano by Ricky I. Gordon
Performer:  Ricky Ian Gordon (Piano), Daniel Okulitch (Bass Baritone)
Venue:  Sound Associates 
Length: 22 Minutes 14 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Quiet Lives: No. 1. Bus Stop
Quiet Lives: No. 2. Three Floors
Quiet Lives: No. 3. The Crazy Woman
Quiet Lives: No. 4. Virginia Woolf
Quiet Lives: No. 5. Interior
Quiet Lives: No. 6. As Planned
Quiet Lives: No. 7. Kid in the Park
Quiet Lives: No. 8. Lullaby
Of Gods and Cats: No. 1. In the Beginning
Of Gods and Cats: No. 2. Once Upon a Universe
Songs from the Underground: No. 1. He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven
Songs from the Underground: No. 2. Ozymandias
Songs from the Underground: No. 3. The Expulsion from Eden
Songs from the Underground: No. 4. Like a Beacon
Songs from the Underground: No. 5. Composed upon Westminster Bridge
Songs from the Underground: No. 6. Teeth
Songs from the Underground: No. 7. This is Just to Say
Songs from the Underground: No. 8. What am I After All
Songs from the Underground: No. 9. Song
Songs from the Underground: No. 10. London Airport
Songs from the Underground: No. 11. The Leader
Songs from the Underground: No. 12. Knightsbridge Ballade
Songs from the Underground: No. 13. Come to the Edge
Songs from the Underground: No. 14. London Airport (reprise)
Songs from the Underground: No. 15. In My Craft or Sullen Art
Night Songs, Op. 22: I. Good Night
Night Songs, Op. 22: II. She Tells Her Love While Half Asleep
Night Songs, Op. 22: III. A Variation on "To Say To Go To Sleep"
Grow Old Along With Me

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