Emily Dickinson: Letter to the World

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

The reclusive poet Emily Dickinson explored all of life’s emotions and there are hundreds of compelling settings of her poems by composers from Ernst Bacon to André Previn to Ned Rorem.

Program details (song, composer/poet and performers):

Dear March, Come In from Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson
Aaron Copland / Emily Dickinson
Barbara Bonney, soprano; André Previn, piano.

A Letter from Four Dickinson Songs
Lee Hoiby / Emily Dickinson
Jennifer Larmore, mezzo-soprano; Antoine Palloc, piano.

Experiment to Me from Nine Songs to Poems of Emily Dickinson
Otto Luening / Emily Dickinson
Carolyn Heafner, soprano; Shirley Ann Seguin, piano.

Will there really be a ‘Morning’? from Three Dickinson Songs
André Previn / Emily Dickinson
Renée Fleming, soprano; André Previn, piano.

When They Come Back from Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson
Aaron Copland / Emily Dickinson
John Kennedy Hanks, tenor; Ruth Friedberg, piano.

The Banks of the Yellow Sea from Six Songs
Ernst Bacon / Emily Dickinson
Thomas Hampson, baritone; Malcolm Martineau, piano.

The Bustle in a House from I Will Breathe a Mountain
William Bolcom / Emily Dickinson
Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano; Martin Katz, piano.

Love’s Stricken from Poems of Love and Rain
Ned Rorem / Emily Dickinson
Beverly Wolff, mezzo-soprano; Ned Rorem, piano.

Love’s Stricken (second version) from Poems of Love and Rain
Ned Rorem / Emily Dickinson
Beverly Wolff, mezzo-soprano; Ned Rorem, piano.

Wild Nights from Songs from Emily Dickinson
Ernst Bacon / Emily Dickinson
Thomas Hampson, baritone; Malcolm Martineau, piano.

Heart, We Will Forget Him from Six Poems by Emily Dickinson
John Duke / Emily Dickinson
Jennifer Larmore, mezzo-soprano; Antoine Palloc, piano.

Heart, We Will Forget Him from Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson
Aaron Copland / Emily Dickinson
Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano; David Zobel, piano.

Have You Got a Brook in Your Little Heart? from Three Songs
Etta Parker / Emily Dickinson
Virginia Dupuy, mezzo-soprano; Tara Emerson, piano.

Papa Above! from 10 Emily Dickinson Songs
Arthur Farwell / Emily Dickinson
Paul Sperry, tenor; Irma Vallecillo, piano.

Of Tolling Bell from Beyond Circumference
Leo Smit / Emily Dickinson
Georgine Resick, soprano; Warren Jones, piano.

Going to Heaven from Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson
Aaron Copland / Emily Dickinson
Phyllis Curtin, soprano; Aaron Copland, piano.

It’s Coming—The Postponeless Creature from Songs from Emily Dickinson
Ernst Bacon / Emily Dickinson
Thomas Hampson, baritone; Malcolm Martineau, piano.

Under the Light, Yet Under from Thirteen Dickinson Songs
George Perle / Emily Dickinson
Bethany Beardslee, soprano; Morey Ritt, piano.

This Little Rose
William Roy / Emily Dickinson
Carolyn Heafner, soprano; Shirley Ann Seguin, piano.

The Butterfly Upon from One Bee and Revery
Lori Laitman / Emily Dickinson
Jennifer Check, soprano; Warren Jones, piano.

I Dwell in Possibility
Robert Beaser / Emily Dickinson
Hila Plitmann, soprano; David Berman, piano.

Let Down the Bars from Songs from Emily Dickinson
Ernst Bacon / Emily Dickinson
Thomas Hampson, baritone; Malcolm Martineau, piano.

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