Episode #11

Listen: Singers Sing the Song of Solomon, String Soloist Shares Short Story

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Interior of Morse Recital Hall. Interior of Morse Recital Hall. (Robert Lisak)

On February 6, 2014, New Music New Haven continued their 2013-2014 season with music by Yale graduate students Michael Laurello, William Gardiner, Bálint Karosi, and James Rubino, and faculty members Martin Bresnick and David Lang.

This program featured Bresnick's Josephine, The Singer, and for love is strong by David Lang. Josephine, The Singer is a passacaglia for solo violin which shares its title with the last published story of Franz Kafka. Also drawing inspiration from a text that makes an explicit connection to singing, for love is strong is a work for choir which unravels the extended metaphor of love found in the Song of Solomon.

Listen to individual piece below.

Michael Laurello - Rose

William Gardiner - Songs from Dictée

Bálint Karosi - The Finale Wait

James Rubino - Progenie

Martin Bresnick - Josephine, The Singer

David Lang - for love is strong

Q2 Music and the Yale School of Music are partnering to bring you on-demand streaming audio of the university's exciting New Music New Haven concert series, which showcases student-composers alongside the School's deep bench of faculty composers.

Recorded by Eugene Kimball for New Music New Haven.

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