Un Américain à Paris
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Acclaimed for his songs, Berg has chosen French poets for his texts on this recording.

First and foremost a composer of songs, Christopher Berg has been called "an American Hugo Wolf" by the American Record Guide. Though self-taught as a composer, several composer mentors have encouraged him, most significantly the late Robert Helps with whom he studied piano. The Mirror Visions Ensemble was formed in New Haven, Connecticut in 1992 to explore and perform song repertoire, in particular multiple settings of texts. The ensemble's first concert was sponsored by the Yale University Art Gallery, and since then exhibitions and poetry have provided the inspiration and focus of much of their work. In 2000, the ensemble created a program which accompanied the exhibition Edward Lear and the Art of Travel at the Yale Center for British Art. Also in 200, the ensemble inaugurated the Leo Smit Concert Series at the Jones Library in Amherst with a performance of compositions based on the poetry and letters of Emily Dickinson in celebration of the poet's 170th birthday.
Contents:
Christopher Berg, composer
Les Loisirs de la Poste
The Mirror Visions Ensemble

Christopher Berg, composer
Portrait en Miniature de Madame de Sévigné
The Mirror Visions Ensemble

Christopher Berg, composer
Hommage à Francis Poulenc
The Mirror Visions Ensemble

Christopher Berg, composer
L'Intelligence et La Musicalité Chez Les Animaux
The Mirror Visions Ensemble

Christopher Berg, composer
La Moisson
The Mirror Visions Ensemble

Review:
"...we willingly travel...back in time to a supremely civilized moment in the history of song." (American Record Guide)

"...a happy discovery for any listener..." (The Bangkok Post)

Albany Records is pleased to announce that the President of France has made Tobé Malewista Chevalier de la Légion D'Honneur in recognition of her contributions to French culture. In a letter sent to Ms. Malewista, the French ambassador to the United States says that this award "...honors your personal commitment and your exceptional contribution to the promotion of French composers and French-American ties in the field of music."
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