East Meets West
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Judith Kellock gives stunning performances of song cycles set to texts by Asian poets.

This unique disc features the artistry of soprano Judith Kellock in works by composers either American-born (Womack, Moss and Askim), or now an American citizen (Chen Yi) or born and active in Japan (Hosokawa). These works show each composer's fascination with Asian culture, primarily that of China and Japan as well as settings of Vietnamese poetry (Askim's Spring Essence). Judith Kellock has been described in the press as "a singer of rare intelligence and vocal splendor, with a voice of indescribable beauty." A primary influence in her musical life was the late Jan DeGaetani, with whom she studied for many years. Ms. Kellock has been featured with the St. Louis Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the New World Symphony and many more. Highly acclaimed for her song recitals and chamber music performances, she is also sought after by composers for her interpretation of contemporary music. Ms. Kellock has also sung major operatic roles in Italy and Greece, toured with the Opera Company of Boston and performed with the Mark Morris Dance Company. She serves on the performing faculty of Cornell University, and is much in demand as a master class teacher.
Donald Womack, composer
23 Chinese Proverbs
Judith Kellock, soprano, Anna Womack, viola, Blaise Bryski, piano

Chen Yi, composer
As In A Dream
Judith Kellock, soprano, Shem Guibbory, violin, Madeleine Shapiro, cello

Lawrence Moss, composer
Three Chinese Poems for Cello and Soprano
Judith Kellock, soprano, Madeleine Shapiro, cello

Peter Askim, composer
Spring Essence
Judith Kellock, soprano, Peter Askim, doublebass

Toshio Hosokawa, composer
Renka 1 for Soprano and Harp
Judith Kellock, soprano, Sonja Inglefield, harp

"...this is a fascinating program..." (American Record Guide)
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