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Susan Botti: Gates of Silence; The Journey without Her; The Fallen City / Blakemore Trio

Album Summary

>Botti, Susan : Lament
>Botti, Susan : The Journey without Her, for violin, cello & piano
>Botti, Susan : Dido Refuses to Speak, for voice, violin, cello & piano
Performers Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:


Introduction: Inspired by Virgil’s Aeneid, the three works comprising Gates of Silence are connected but independent. Each is a passage that echoes with relevance today - our fallen cities, our physical passages and in our personal interactions with each other and our destinies. The third piece, Dido Refuses to Speak, sets poetry by National Book Award finalist, Linda Gregerson. As a composer and performer, Susan Botti’s eclectic background and experiences are reflected in her music. Theatre and the visual arts play a formative role in the aesthetic of her work, which have encompassed traditional, improvisational and non-classical composition and singing styles. A recipient of numerous grants and awards, Botti specializes in the performance of contemporary music by composers of diverse styles, in addition to her own works. She studied at the Berklee School of Music and the Manhattan School of Music, where she currently is on the composition faculty.

Works:

Susan Botti, composer - Lament: The Fallen City

Carolyn Huebl, violin, Amy Dorfman, piano

Susan Botti, composer - The Journey without Her

The Blakemore Trio

Susan Botti, composer - Dido Refuses to Speak

Susan Botti, soprano, The Blakemore Trio

Inspired by Virgil's Aeneid, the three works comprising Gates of Silence are connected but independent. Each is a passage that echoes with relevance today - our fallen cities, our physical passages and in our personal interactions with each other and our destinies. The third piece, Dido Refuses to Speak, sets poetry by National Book Award finalist, Linda Gregerson. As a composer and performer, Susan Botti's eclectic background and experiences are reflected in her music. Theatre and the visual arts play a formative role in the aesthetic of her work, which have encompassed traditional, improvisational and non-classical composition and singing styles. A recipient of numerous grants and awards, Botti specializes in the performance of contemporary music by composers of diverse styles, in addition to her own works. She studied at the Berklee School of Music and the Manhattan School of Music, where she currently is on the composition faculty.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music, Nashville (06/14/2010-06/16/2010).



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Works Details

>Botti, Susan : Lament :: The Fallen City, for violin & piano
  • Performers: Amy Dorfman (Piano); Carolyn Huebl (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Blakemore Trio
  • Notes: Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music, Nashville (06/14/2010-06/16/2010)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Botti, Susan : The Journey without Her, for violin, cello & piano
  • Ensemble: The Blakemore Trio
  • Notes: Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music, Nashville (06/14/2010-06/16/2010)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music

>Botti, Susan : Dido Refuses to Speak, for voice, violin, cello & piano
  • Performer: Susan Botti (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: The Blakemore Trio
  • Notes: Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music, Nashville (06/14/2010-06/16/2010)
  • Running Time: 33 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary