Ricky Ian Gordon (b.1956): Rappahannock County; Late Afternoon / Walters, Sherman, Tuell, Moreno, Lattimore. Ricky Ian Gordon, piano
2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2013-04-30Works: Ricky Ian Gordon: Rappahannock County, song cycle for voices & theater orchestra; Late Afternoon, song cycle for mezzo-soprano & piano
Performers: Gordon, Ricky Ian; Lattimore, Margaret; Sherman, Faith; Tuell, Matthew [Tenor Vocal]; Walters, Mark
Conductors: Fischer, Rob
Ensemble: Virginia Arts Festival Orchestra
Inspired by diaries, letters, and personal accounts from the 1860s, Rappahannock County is a music-theatre work which movingly and dramatically commemorates the 150th anniversary of...continue...
Recording information: Harrison Opera House, Norfolk, Virginia, USA (2011-04-12&2011-04-16&2011-)....continue...
1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2002-09-01Works: Langston Hughes: My People (poem); The Weary Blues (poem); Negro (poem); Evil (poem); Sunday Morning Prophecy (poem); Madam and the Census Taker (poem); Sylvester's Dying Bed (poem); Still Here (poem...
Performers: Corley, Maria; Santos, Erik; Taylor, Darryl
Langston Hughes poetry lends itself so readily to musical setting that the composer Elite Siegmeister once declared him the "most musical poet of the twentieth...continue...