New York Pretending to be Paris
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Enjoy the imaginative and beautiful vocal works of Eric Schorr.

Composer Eric Schorr says that the poems he chose for the compositions on this recording were ones that immediately resonated with him emotionally and musically. The range of the poems' styles and subject matter necessitated a varied musical vocabulary. Always lyrical, the music veers from romantic to jazz to chanson to bossa nova. Schorr expanded the palette of sound by adding a chamber sized acoustic orchestra to his original scoring for voice and piano. Schorr composes music for theater, television, and film as well as art songs. He studied at the New England Conservatory, Yale and Harvard. He is a recipient of a Japan-United State Arts Program Fellowship and Opera-Musical Theatre Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Critically acclaimed singers Eve Gigliotti, Jesse Darden, and Michael Kelly are the featured performers on this recording.
Contents:
Eric Schorr, composer
Flowers
Eve Gigliotti (mezzo-soprano); Erika Switzer (piano); The 19 Mercer Ensemble

Eric Schorr, composer
Morning (After) Commute
Jesse Darden (tenor); Eric Schorr (piano); The 19 Mercer Ensemble

Eric Schorr, composer
French Novel
Michael Kelly (baritone); Cris Frisco (piano); The 19 Mercer Ensemble

Eric Schorr, composer
In the Apartment, After You've Gone
Eve Gigliotti (mezzo-soprano); Erika Switzer (piano); The 19 Mercer Ensemble

Eric Schorr, composer
Elegy for a Small Town Psychic
Jesse Darden (tenor); Eric Schorr (piano); The 19 Mercer Ensemble

Eric Schorr, composer
Liquid
Michael Kelly (baritone); Cris Frisco (piano); The 19 Mercer Ensemble

Eric Schorr, composer
After All These Years
Jesse Darden (tenor); Eric Schorr (piano); The 19 Mercer Ensemble

Eric Schorr, composer
Mother
Eve Gigliotti (mezzo-soprano); Michael Kelly (baritone); Jesse Darden (tenor); Cris Frisco (piano); Eric Schorr (piano); Erika Switzer (piano); The 19 Mercer Ensemble

Review:
This is a delightful disc. Eric Schorr has a near-Schubertian way with melody, although the setting, in terms of musical language, is closer to musical theater. It might look like a short playing time, but his is a wonderfully satisfying musical experience. The subtitle, “Songs of Remembrance and Desire,” sums it all up perfectly…. (Fanfare)A captivating disc…Songs are brimming with melody…Schorr embraces the opportunity to depict musically the profound emotional responses to instances of daily life. His music is affecting and brimming with humanity. Puccini was a master of this approach, and Schorr’s songs are a worthy successor to that tradition. (Fanfare)