Blue Moods
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A classic recording of American art songs.

Always in pursuit of versatility, Theresa Treadway Lloyd's career has been an evolutionary one. By 12 she was an accomplished pianist with her own roster of students in southwest Oklahoma. She honed these skills after receiving a full scholarship to the Sherwood Music School in Chicago at 15. Her mentor at Oklahoma University, Jack Harrold, discovered her rare and expressive coloratura abilities. She eventually joined the Metropolitan Opera Studio in 1970. In a few years her Carnegie Hall debut would receive acclaim and lead to engagements with the opera companies of Boston, Miami, Tulsa, etc., with a repertoire that includes all the major mezzo-coloratura roles. With this re-release of Blue Moods, Theresa memorializes some of the music of her late brother-in-law, Timothy Lloyd, whose work inspired the recordings of these songs by her contemporaries, Ned Rorem, Jack Beeson and Thomas Pasatieri. Departing from her bel canto style of singing, she explores American music with a more popular vocal sensibility. The result is a "cross-over" album long before the term was popular. She can also be heard in song cycles by Seymour Barab, William Bolcom, Libby Larsen and Andre Previn on TROY408, Music from Luzerne.
Contents:
Timothy Lloyd, composer
Four Poems by Kathleen Neese
Theresa Treadway Lloyd, mezzo-soprano, Marshall Williamson, piano

Ned Rorem, composer
Two Poems by Theodore Roethke
Theresa Treadway Lloyd, mezzo-soprano, Marshall Williamson, piano

Jack Beeson, composer
From a Watchtower
Theresa Treadway Lloyd, mezzo-soprano, Marshall Williamson, piano

Timothy Lloyd, composer
Four Native American Love Poems
Theresa Treadway Lloyd, mezzo-soprano, Marshall Williamson, piano

Thomas Pasatieri, composer
Three Poems by James Agee
Theresa Treadway Lloyd, mezzo-soprano, Marshall Williamson, piano

Theresa Treadway, composer
Five Poems by Judith Helen Brown
Theresa Treadway Lloyd, mezzo-soprano, Marshall Williamson, piano

Review:
"Lloyd is always sensitive to the nuances of the poetry. She is at her best in quiet songs...Marshall Williamson's pianism is exquisite." (American Record Guide)
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