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a composition for soprano voice by Maurice Ravel set to specific work of the French symbolist poet. This piece, music married to poetry, provided the core motivation for presenting this performance. Through the voice of the soprano, every second of the composition suggests magical watercolors pouring through each note, each word, and through every gesture. The words are sonorous and the music poetic.
by Finnish composer and pianist, Magnus Lindberg, where text serves as a descriptor of the sounds within the music
from Matthew Cmiel, based very directly on a text by Polish poet, Wislawa Szymborska. each of the movement titles from the composition are taken from a line of poetry from her poem.
Preben Antonsens new pocket opera,in which three movements tell a distinct story, using texts not originally connected, to create the narrative: a girl suffers loss, goes mad, and dies. Over the course of the piece, the soprano plays different characters, each of whom tell a portion of the story.