Viva Voce Chamber Singers

Catalog #: TROY1822
Release Date: June 1, 2020
Format: Digital

Composer Curt Cacioppo is the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and has been commissioned by prestigious orchestras and chamber ensembles. His music appears on 18 recordings, the most recent of which earned a Grammy nomination. A graduate of Harvard, New York University and Kent State, Cacioppo has been a professor at Haverford College since 1983. This recording includes a work for solo piano; a major a cappella vocal work on poems of Luigi Cerantola performed by the Viva Voce Chamber Singers; and his third symphony, titled Tuscan Folio.


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Title Composer Performer
Armed and Dangerous Curt Cacioppo Emanuele Arciuli (piano
Women of Ancient Greek Myth Curt Cacioppo Katy Avery (soprano); Daniel Schwartz (bass); Les Anders (bass); James Reese (tenor); Jessica Beebe (soprano); Diana Whitener (soprano); Viva Voce Chamber Singers; Nathan Zullinger (conductor)
Tuscan Folio (Symphony No. 3) Curt Cacioppo Yale Symphony Orchestra; James Ross (conductor)


  • "Curt Cacioppo is a daring and vividly imaginative composer. I have had the pleasure of hearing much of his music over the years (he was a long-time member of the Haverford College music faculty, where is now emeritus) and occasionally of corresponding with him. In addition to his work reflecting his love of ancient art and his Italian heritage, he has also created fascinating music derived from Native American culture. This bold collection of works is an excellent introduction to his artistry. Performances are consistently excellent."

    – Fanfare

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