Beauty Intolerable: Songs of Sheila Silver
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A stellar group of singers and pianists performs art songs by noted American composer Sheila Silver.

Sheila Silver has written in a wide range of mediums, from solo instrumental to large orchestral works, from opera to feature film scores. She is the recipient of numerous awards and commissions, including an American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Composer Award, the Rome Prize, and the Prix de Paris, among many others. She is Professor Emeritas of Music at Stony Brook University. This recording features song cycles including Beauty Intolerable, based on the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay, and a cycle using fragments of texts from Sappho, along with a nocturne for solo piano. The stellar cast of performers includes Lucy Fitz Gibbon, Dawn Upshaw, Gilbert Kalish, Ryan McCullough, Stephanie Blythe, Kayo Iwama, Sidney Outlaw, Warren Jones, Deanne Meek, Christopher Cooley, Risa Renae Harman, and Timothy Long.
Contents:
Sheila Silver, composer
Beauty Intolerable, A Songbook based on the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay
Lucy Fitz Gibbon (soprano); Risa Renae Harman (soprano); Dawn Upshaw (soprano); Deanne Meek (mezzo-soprano); Christopher Cooley (piano); Gilbert Kalish (piano); Kayo Iwama (piano); Timothy Long (piano); Ryan McCullough (piano)

Sheila Silver, composer
On Loving
Dawn Upshaw (soprano); Gilbert Kalish (piano)

Sheila Silver, composer
Transcending
Sidney Outlaw (baritone); Warren Jones (piano)

Sheila Silver, composer
Nocturne
Gilbert Kalish (piano)

Sheila Silver, composer
Chariessa
Lucy Fitz Gibbon (soprano); Ryan McCullough (piano)

Sheila Silver, composer
Four Songs from the Beauty Intolerable Songbook
Stephanie Blythe (contralto); Kayo Iwama (piano)

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