Becoming a Redwood
LORI LAITMAN Becoming a Redwood TROY865 - Price: $16.99
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More beautiful songs from one of America's finest art song composers.

Lori Laitman is an award-winning composer whose art songs are performed widely in the United States and abroad. The Journal of Singing calls Laitman "one of the finest art song composers on the scene today... who deservedly stands shoulder to shoulder with Ned Rorem for her uncommon sensitivity to text, her loving attention to the human voice and its capabilities, and her extraordinary palette of musical colors and gestures." A graduate magna cum laude from Yale, she studied under Jonathan Kramer and Frank Lewin, and concentrated initially on flute performance and theatre and film scores. Her music has been performed all over the United States, particularly at Merkin Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, and at the Kennedy Center and the Library of Congress in Washington. Albany has previously issued two highly-acclaimed CDs of her songs, Mystery (TROY393) and Dreaming (TROY570). Of this new release, she says, "The songs on my third CD are compositions in partnership with contemporary poets from the U.S., Ireland, Great Britain and Sri Lanka. It has been a joy for me to set such wonderful and diverse texts. I am grateful not only to "my" poets, but also to the incredible artists who have brought my songs to life so beautifully."
Contents:
Lori Laitman, composer
Early Snow
Jennifer Check, soprano, Warren Jones, piano

Lori Laitman, composer
Daughters
Patricia Green, mezzo-soprano, Juliette Kang, violin, Thomas Kraines, cello, Kirsten Taylor, piano

Lori Laitman, composer
The Throwback
William Sharp, baritone, Warren Jones, piano

Lori Laitman, composer
Becoming a Redwood
Barbara Quintiliani, soprano, Lori Laitman, piano

Lori Laitman, composer
The Apple Orchard
Robert McPerson, tenor, Lori Laitman, piano

Lori Laitman, composer
This Space Available
Gary Poster, bass, Lori Laitman, piano

Lori Laitman, composer
Being Happy
Lee Poulis, baritone, Lori Laitman, piano

Lori Laitman, composer
Long Pond Revisited
Randall Scarlata, baritone, March Rosen, cello

Lori Laitman, composer
Equations of The Light
Sari Gruber, soprano, Robert McPherson, tenor, Lori Laitman, piano

Review:
"...an extraordinarily impressive achievement. ...Lori Laitman's beautiful, sensitively crafted songs deserve to be performed widely..." (Gramophone)

"After listening to this several times, I have discovered to my great pleasure what a fine composer [Lori Laitman] is. ...This is music worth knowing, and these artists are exceptionally adept at helping us hear just how good it is." (American Record Guide)
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