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Over the Fence: Songs of Elsa Respighi, Modesta Bor, and Lori Laitman / Tanya Kruse Ruck, soprano; Elena Abend, piano

Album Summary

>Respighi, Elsa : Spanish Songs (3) for voice & piano
>Respighi, Elsa : Je n'ai rien, for voice & piano
>Respighi, Elsa : Berceuse Bretonne, for voice & piano
>Respighi, Elsa : Rubaiyat Songs (4) for voice & piano
>Respighi, Elsa : La Mamma Povera, for voice & piano
>Respighi, Elsa : Cantare Campagnolo, for voice & piano
>Bor, Modesta : Triptico sobre Poesía Cubana (3), for voice & piano
>Laitman, Lori : Days and Nights
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Soprano Tanya Kruse Ruck and her colleague, pianist Elena Abend present a program of songs by three women composers: Elsa Respighi, Modesta Bor, and Lori Laitman. Else Respighi, who died in 1996, was musically precocious, studied with Ottorino Respighi, her future husband, who submitted her songs to the publisher Ricordi. All but two of her songs were written before her marriage, after which she turned her attention to her career as a singer. Modesta Bor, who died in 1998 was a well-known Venezuelan composer, musicologist and choral conductor. Lori Laitman, born in 1955 is one of America's most prolific and widely performed composers of vocal music. Tanya Ruck maintains a career singing oratorio, art song, and opera and serves on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

American Record Guide, March/April 2015
The spectacular accompaniments of Elena Abend are very precise and clear, and the piano itself is warmly rounded. Kruse Ruck's performances are variable - a mixed of lovely tone, a beat and flap in sustained passages. I am inclined to think the performances are OK. Texts included.



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Works Details

>Respighi, Elsa : Spanish Songs (3) for voice & piano
  • Performers: Elena Abend (Piano); Tanya Ruck
  • Notes: Remote Planet (2014-01-15&2014-02-09&2014-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Respighi, Elsa : Je n'ai rien, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Elena Abend (Piano); Tanya Ruck
  • Notes: Remote Planet (2014-01-15&2014-02-09&2014-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Respighi, Elsa : Berceuse Bretonne, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Elena Abend (Piano); Tanya Ruck
  • Notes: Remote Planet (2014-01-15&2014-02-09&2014-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Respighi, Elsa : Rubaiyat Songs (4) for voice & piano
  • Performers: Elena Abend (Piano); Tanya Ruck
  • Notes: Remote Planet (2014-01-15&2014-02-09&2014-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Respighi, Elsa : La Mamma Povera, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Elena Abend (Piano); Tanya Ruck
  • Notes: Remote Planet (2014-01-15&2014-02-09&2014-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Respighi, Elsa : Cantare Campagnolo, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Elena Abend (Piano); Tanya Ruck
  • Notes: Remote Planet (2014-01-15&2014-02-09&2014-)
  • Running Time: 6 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Bor, Modesta : Triptico sobre Poesía Cubana (3), for voice & piano
  • Performers: Elena Abend (Piano); Tanya Ruck
  • Notes: Remote Planet (2014-01-15&2014-02-09&2014-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Laitman, Lori : Days and Nights
  • Performers: Elena Abend (Piano); Tanya Ruck
  • Notes: Remote Planet (2014-01-15&2014-02-09&2014-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary