Songs of Lee Hoiby
LEE HOIBY Songs of Lee Hoiby TROY1102 - Price: $16.99
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Hanting melodies to tongue-in-cheek drama from this immensely gifted composer.

Lee Hoiby is widely recognized as one of the most significant composers in the genre of the American art song -- a genre to which he has been contributing for more than half a century. His affinity for setting texts of great literary value, and of considerable variety, is evident in the songs recorded here. From the haunting melodies of Winter Song to the tongue-in-cheek drama of Jabberwocky; from the biting ironies of The Message to the sweet simplicity of The Shepherd; and from the densely chromatic textures of Evening to the charming humor of The Serpent -- Hoiby's prodigious gifts for lyricism, atmosphere, and characterization as a song composer are much in evidence in this collection. Exquisitely performed by Ursula Kleinecke-Boyer and Maria Perez-Goodman, this is the only recording available dedicated exclusively to Hoiby's songs.
Contents:
Lee Hoiby, composer
Winter Song
Ursula Kleinecke-Boyer, soprano, Maria Perez-Goodman, piano

Lee Hoiby, composer
The Doe
Ursula Kleinecke-Boyer, soprano, Maria Perez-Goodman, piano

Lee Hoiby, composer
To an Isle in the Water
Ursula Kleinecke-Boyer, soprano, Maria Perez-Goodman, piano

Lee Hoiby, composer
An Immorality
Ursula Kleinecke-Boyer, soprano, Maria Perez-Goodman, piano

Lee Hoiby, composer
In the Wand of the Wind
Ursula Kleinecke-Boyer, soprano, Maria Perez-Goodman, piano

Lee Hoiby, composer
Summer Song
Ursula Kleinecke-Boyer, soprano, Maria Perez-Goodman, piano

Lee Hoiby, composer
She Tells Her Love
Ursula Kleinecke-Boyer, soprano, Maria Perez-Goodman, piano

Lee Hoiby, composer
Where the Music Comes From
Ursula Kleinecke-Boyer, soprano, Maria Perez-Goodman, piano

Lee Hoiby, composer
The Message
Ursula Kleinecke-Boyer, soprano, Maria Perez-Goodman, piano

Lee Hoiby, composer
Autumn
Ursula Kleinecke-Boyer, soprano, Maria Perez-Goodman, piano
Lee Hoiby, composer
Evening
Ursula Kleinecke-Boyer, soprano, Maria Perez-Goodman, piano

Lee Hoiby, composer
Twenty-Eight Young Men
Ursula Kleinecke-Boyer, soprano, Maria Perez-Goodman, piano

Lee Hoiby, composer
Lady of the Harbor
Ursula Kleinecke-Boyer, soprano, Maria Perez-Goodman, piano
Lee Hoiby, composer
always it's Spring
Ursula Kleinecke-Boyer, soprano, Maria Perez-Goodman, piano

Lee Hoiby, composer
What ifÉ
Ursula Kleinecke-Boyer, soprano, Maria Perez-Goodman, piano

Lee Hoiby, composer
Jabberwocky
Ursula Kleinecke-Boyer, soprano, Maria Perez-Goodman, piano

Lee Hoiby, composer
The Lamb
Ursula Kleinecke-Boyer, soprano, Maria Perez-Goodman, piano

Lee Hoiby, composer
The Shepherd
Ursula Kleinecke-Boyer, soprano, Maria Perez-Goodman, piano

Lee Hoiby, composer
The Serpent
Ursula Kleinecke-Boyer, soprano, Maria Perez-Goodman, piano

Review:
"'Appealing' is the word that kept coming to mind as I listened to this recording...one hears Hoiby's ability to create a memorable vocal melody and his fondness for high, soaring lines. ...This is a most welcome release." (Fanfare)
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