Shakespeare-Love to Madness-Contemporary Renderin

 
9780966589405: Shakespeare-Love to Madness-Contemporary Renderin
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Performances of 12 of the Shakespeare sonnets, set to music, for piano and voice.

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From the Author:

This is an audio CD. I have composed art songs that have as their lyrics the Shakespeare sonnets, with no changes in text. I strived to convey the meaning of the words in the compositions and have arranged them for piano and voice to create an intimate musical setting. Passionate performances are given by three different vocalists. This collection is dedicated to Jennifer M.

About the Author:

You're already familiar with William Shakespeare. Here's a brief professional bio of Rich Caruso, composer of the music to which these sonnets are set:

Rich is a composer/musician living and working in the South Florida area for over two decades.

On Tuesday January 27,1998 Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese conducted the Symphony of the Americas in a concert featuring four of Rich's orchestrations. This was the second such concert. The first was in November of 1996, when three other original orchestrations were featured.

Works are in progress for a third concert next season.
*performed as a pianist and trombonist extensively for over 20 years as a
professional musician. A few notable credits:
*performed with the Symphony of the Americas
*performed with the Fort Lauderdale Symphony Orchestra
*performed with the Miami Philharmonic Orchestra
*performed with the Miami Ballet Orchestra
*performed with the Miami Opera Guild Orchestra, including performances
with Luciano Pavarotti and Franco Corelli.
*toured Europe and the United States with jazz artist Lionel Hampton,
including appearances at the Newport in New York Jazz Festival.
*toured Europe, South America, and the United States with latin/jazz
artist Tito Puente, including concerts from Quito, Ecuador to Carnegie
Hall in New York.
*toured the United States with jazz artist Maynard Ferguson.
*Recorded with Lionel Hampton, Tito Puente, Maynard Ferguson, and others.

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