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Arnold Rosner: Songs of Lightness and Angels / Farnum, Inferrera, Kampmeier, Grossman

Audio Samples

>Rosner, Arnold : Psalm 23, for soprano & piano, Op. 22
>Rosner, Arnold : The Leaving Light, for soprano & piano, Op. 55
>Rosner, Arnold : Elegiac Songs (3) for soprano & piano, Op. 58
>Rosner, Arnold : Minstrel to an Unquiet Lady, for tenor & piano, Op. 77
>Rosner, Arnold : The Chronicle of Nine, Op. 81
>     Into Thy Hands
>Rosner, Arnold : A Plaintive Harmony, for horn, Op. 85
>Rosner, Arnold : Songs of Lightness and Angels, for soprano, horn & piano, Op. 90
>Rosner, Arnold : Poseidon, for soprano & piano, Op. 96
>Rosner, Arnold : Of Songs and Sonnets, for soprano & harpsichord, Op. 108
>Rosner, Arnold : To the Keen Stars, for soprano & piano, Op. 111
>Rosner, Arnold : Strictly Personals, for soprano, baritone & piano, Op. 116
>Rosner, Arnold : Five, for soprano & piano, Op. 120

Album Summary

>Rosner, Arnold : Psalm 23, for soprano & piano, Op. 22
>Rosner, Arnold : The Leaving Light, for soprano & piano, Op. 55
>Rosner, Arnold : Elegiac Songs (3) for soprano & piano, Op. 58
>Rosner, Arnold : Minstrel to an Unquiet Lady, for tenor & piano, Op. 77
>Rosner, Arnold : The Chronicle of Nine, Op. 81
>Rosner, Arnold : A Plaintive Harmony, for horn, Op. 85
>Rosner, Arnold : Songs of Lightness and Angels, for soprano, horn & piano, Op. 90
>Rosner, Arnold : Poseidon, for soprano & piano, Op. 96
>Rosner, Arnold : Of Songs and Sonnets, for soprano & harpsichord, Op. 108
>Rosner, Arnold : To the Keen Stars, for soprano & piano, Op. 111
>Rosner, Arnold : Strictly Personals, for soprano, baritone & piano, Op. 116
>Rosner, Arnold : Five, for soprano & piano, Op. 120
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

With this 2-CD recording, the complete oeuvre of Arnold Rosner's songs is now available on compact disc. The texts range widely and their sources range from the gospel according to St. Luke and the Jewish Aramaic liturgy to Rosner's friends' poems. The predominant language is English, but there are songs in Aramaic, French, German and Finnish as well. Born in 1945, Arnold Rosner attended New York University where he majored in mathematics and music. He formally undertook music composition study at the State University of New York at Buffalo, receiving the first Ph.D. in music awarded by that institution. He exemplifies the composite career of a diversely talented musician. He has taught at several colleges, was music director at WNYU and assistant music director of WNYC and is a capable conductor and pianist. He is the recipient of seven awards from ASCAP and a five-time recipient of Meet the Composer grants.

American Record Guide, November/December 2012
These are enjoyable songs that will appeal to singers uninterested or perhaps unable to manage more challenging late 20th Century repertoire. Completely tonal and consistently musical, Mr Rosner's constant root position harmony and general avoidance of contrapuntal activity makes this music a bit limited, but that is unlikely to bother much of his audience. Ms Farnum is at her best when she doesn't have to push her light and not always spot-on soprano. Messers Goodman and Inferrera do a fine job with their assignments, and pianist Kampmeier is pretty much flawless. Notes by the composer. All texts. Produced by Carson Cooman.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Patrych Sound Studios, Bronx, New York (01/2010-08/2010).



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Works Details

>Rosner, Arnold : Psalm 23, for soprano & piano, Op. 22
  • Performers: Elizabeth Farnum (Soprano); Margaret Kampmeier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1963

>Rosner, Arnold : The Leaving Light, for soprano & piano, Op. 55
  • Performers: Elizabeth Farnum (Soprano); Margaret Kampmeier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1972

>Rosner, Arnold : Elegiac Songs (3) for soprano & piano, Op. 58
  • Performers: Elizabeth Farnum (Soprano); Margaret Kampmeier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1973

>Rosner, Arnold : Minstrel to an Unquiet Lady, for tenor & piano, Op. 77
  • Performers: Jonathan Goodman (Tenor); Margaret Kampmeier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1982

>Rosner, Arnold : The Chronicle of Nine, Op. 81 :: Into Thy Hands
  • Performers: Elizabeth Farnum (Soprano); Margaret Kampmeier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Rosner, Arnold : A Plaintive Harmony, for horn, Op. 85
  • Performer: Daniel Grabois (Horn)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1988

>Rosner, Arnold : Songs of Lightness and Angels, for soprano, horn & piano, Op. 90
  • Performers: Elizabeth Farnum (Soprano); Daniel Grabois (Horn); Margaret Kampmeier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1990

>Rosner, Arnold : Poseidon, for soprano & piano, Op. 96
  • Performers: Elizabeth Farnum (Soprano); Margaret Kampmeier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1992

>Rosner, Arnold : Of Songs and Sonnets, for soprano & harpsichord, Op. 108
  • Performers: Elizabeth Farnum (Soprano); Jeffrey Grossman (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1997

>Rosner, Arnold : To the Keen Stars, for soprano & piano, Op. 111
  • Performers: Margaret Kampmeier (Piano); Elizabeth Farnum (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1999

>Rosner, Arnold : Strictly Personals, for soprano, baritone & piano, Op. 116
  • Performers: Elizabeth Farnum (Soprano); Margaret Kampmeier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 2001

>Rosner, Arnold : Five, for soprano & piano, Op. 120
  • Performers: Elizabeth Farnum (Soprano); Margaret Kampmeier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 2005