Kathryn Lewek Sings Cary Ratcliff
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A passionate composer of artsongs, Ratcliff offers a varied program.

Cary Ratcliff, a native of California, studied composition and piano at the Eastman School of Music. He says in his notes that, "Accompanying in the voice studio of the late Jan DeGaetani exposed me to depth of interpretation and commitment to the artsong tradition that plays in my head whenever I write songs....Composed over the years for many singers and occasions, my solo songs vary widely, but Katie [Kathryn Lewek] has taken on the lion's share of them and unified them under her wide-ranging and vibrant artistry."
Contents:
Cary Ratcliff, composer
Now There Shall Be No Rain
Kathryn Lewek, soprano, Cary Ratcliff, piano

Cary Ratcliff, composer
If You Love For Beauty
Kathryn Lewek, soprano, Cary Ratcliff, piano

Cary Ratcliff, composer
Two Songs of Moving On
Kathryn Lewek, soprano, Cary Ratcliff, piano

Cary Ratcliff, composer
Leaving a House Long Lived In
Kathryn Lewek, soprano, Cary Ratcliff, piano

Cary Ratcliff, composer
What is Red?
Kathryn Lewek, soprano, Cary Ratcliff, piano

Cary Ratcliff, composer
What is Orange?
Kathryn Lewek, soprano, Cary Ratcliff, piano

Cary Ratcliff, composer
Two Rhymes and a Metaphor
Kathryn Lewek, soprano, Cary Ratcliff, piano

Cary Ratcliff, composer
Moon Tiger Songs
Kathryn Lewek, soprano, Cary Ratcliff, piano

Cary Ratcliff, composer
I am my mother I am not
Kathryn Lewek, soprano, Cary Ratcliff, piano

Cary Ratcliff, composer
The Last Rose of Summer
Kathryn Lewek, soprano, Cary Ratcliff, piano

Cary Ratcliff, composer
Nightsongs
Kathryn Lewek, soprano, Cary Ratcliff, piano

Review:
"It is remarkable to me that it has taken this long for a full commercial release of [Cary Ratcliff's] work to appear; this Albany disc is both long overdue and exceptionally welcome. Ratcliff is a superb composer, a writer of deeply expressive and very beautiful music. ...if one is at all interested in beaugiful American art songs, this is a release worth obtaining." (Fanfare)

"Ms. Lewek handles Ratcliff's mercurial vocal lines deftly and with absolute security of pitch in all registers. Her panoply of tone colors includes throaty richness, wistful breathiness, playful lightness..." (American Record Guide)

"Ratcliff's songs are both accessible and personal, and I hope that more singers will take them into their repertoire." (Fanfare: 2009 Want List: Cooman)