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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

1.
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. 
2.
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. 
3.
Night Songs, for voice & piano by Lowell Liebermann
Performer:  Lowell Liebermann (Piano), Daniel Okulitch (Bass Baritone)
Venue:  Sound Associates 
Length: 5 Minutes 34 Secs. 
4.
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. 
5.
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. 

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