Innocence Lost
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Ten new songs written in response to two visionary cycles.

The performers, Mary Nessinger, mezzo-soprano and Jeanne Golan, piano asked ten American composers from a variety of backgrounds to write songs in response to the ten individual songs that make up two visionary cycles from the cusp of the last century, Claude Debussy's Trois Chansons de Bilitis and Alban Berg's Sieben Frühe Lieder. The juxtapositions between the commissioned songs range from natural progressions to shocks of contrast in a way that the performers had not imagined, but that honor the pacing of the original cycles to an uncanny extent.
Contents:
Claude Debussy, composer
Trois Chansons de Bilitis
Mary Nessinger, mezzo-soprano, Jeanne Golan, piano

Eleonor Sandresky, composer
Voyelles
Mary Nessinger, mezzo-soprano, Jeanne Golan, piano

Jorge Martin, composer
La Soga
Mary Nessinger, mezzo-soprano, Jeanne Golan, piano

Sebastian Currier, composer
The Nymphs are Departed
Mary Nessinger, mezzo-soprano, Jeanne Golan, piano

Alban Berg, composer
Sieben Frühe Lieder
Mary Nessinger, mezzo-soprano, Jeanne Golan, piano

David Del Tredici, composer
On learning on the Clearest Night Only 6000 Stars Are Visible to the Naked Eye
Mary Nessinger, mezzo-soprano, Jeanne Golan, piano

Daniel Rothman, composer
The Rape of Ophelia
Mary Nessinger, mezzo-soprano, Jeanne Golan, piano

Anna Weesner, composer
Distant Heart
Mary Nessinger, mezzo-soprano, Jeanne Golan, piano

Joe Kerr, composer
Everyfrigginthing
Mary Nessinger, mezzo-soprano, Jeanne Golan, piano

Lee Hyla, composer
Soneto de Amor LXXXI
Mary Nessinger, mezzo-soprano, Jeanne Golan, piano

Tom Cipullo, composer
A White Rose
Mary Nessinger, mezzo-soprano, Jeanne Golan, piano

Eric Moe, composer
She Goes Her Spacious Way
Mary Nessinger, mezzo-soprano, Jeanne Golan, piano

Review:
"...a substantial and adventurous undertaking, beautifully realized, and always thought provoking...The performances are exquisite." (Fanfare)

"This is...a fascinating release and a welcome introduction to some composers whose names are not well known." (American Record Guide)
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